Interview with Promoter Rob Hallett and possible 2009 dates

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Re: Interview with Promoter Rob Hallett and possible 2009 dates

Post by hydriot » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:46 pm

Dream Warrior wrote:Clearly, Rob Hallett is the unsung hero of this tour and everyone who loves Leonard Cohen owes him a debt of gratitude.
Yes. I was very pleased that, in the later shows, Leonard brought Rob Hallett on stage to take a bow, introducing him as the person who made it all possible.
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Re: Interview with Promoter Rob Hallett and possible 2009 dates

Post by Kanga » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:33 am

canuck wrote:I do hope someone on this tour is keeping a journal - I'd love to hear some behind the scenes stories of the tour and reactions to various shows.
Yes I'd like hear the perspective of some of the crew and band. I'd particularly like to hear from the Webb sisters - what did they think they were getting into, how have they enjoyed the tour and what influence will it have on the rest of their careers. Maybe the Circue du Soleil :lol:
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Re: Interview with Promoter Rob Hallett and possible 2009 dates

Post by Birdonawire » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:59 am

Hi Dick,

Can't wait to get to NYC for the 19th. Made it a bit of a family affair too so really looking forward to the break away with the clan.

See you there!

Eric.
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Re: Interview with Promoter Rob Hallett and possible 2009 dates

Post by MEB » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:09 am

Kanga wrote:
Yes I'd like hear the perspective of some of the crew and band. I'd particularly like to hear from the Webb sisters - what did they think they were getting into, how have they enjoyed the tour and what influence will it have on the rest of their careers. Maybe the Circue du Soleil :lol:
There were interviews done by UNcut Magazine with various crew and band members I'm sure if you use the search function on the forum you'll be able to find them. Sorry I don't have time at the minute to find the link getting the kids ready for school. :D
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Re: Interview with Promoter Rob Hallett and possible 2009 dates

Post by Kanga » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:30 pm

MEB wrote:
Kanga wrote:
Yes I'd like hear the perspective of some of the crew and band. I'd particularly like to hear from the Webb sisters - what did they think they were getting into, how have they enjoyed the tour and what influence will it have on the rest of their careers. Maybe the Circue du Soleil :lol:
There were interviews done by UNcut Magazine with various crew and band members I'm sure if you use the search function on the forum you'll be able to find them. Sorry I don't have time at the minute to find the link getting the kids ready for school. :D
Thanks - I found it in the "Interviews with the band and crew members (Uncut online) " thread. I don't know how I missed it the first time round - probably when I was trying to avoid reading too much detail and spoiling the experience.
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Re: Interview with Promoter Rob Hallett and possible 2009 dates

Post by a.ephroni » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:29 am

Oh, I am just stricken to realize that Our Man's return to performing was inspired by financial necessity, and that he would have believed he would be "old news"! Thank god for this article: somehow I have imagined LC, even after his monastic years and all, as well cushioned from the pressures of financial need. I have dreamed for years of the possibility of hearing him in concert, of coming as part of the throng to the altar that his music demands in me, line after line bearing witness to the kind of sacredness I understand. Now, to imagine that this tour is necessary for him--that buying tickets and being part of that throng is a way to actually extend something to this man who has transformed my life--is really incredible. I am so grateful to know that piece.
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Re: Interview with Promoter Rob Hallett and possible 2009 dates

Post by somewhat_nifty » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:56 pm

Really interesting interview - I so hope he decides to so a few more European dates, although I'm aware that's a bit greedy :oops:
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2008: London O2 14th Nov, RAH 18th Nov; 2009: NY RCMH 16th May, Weybridge MBW 11th July, Barcelona 21st Sept; 2010: Sligo 31st July, Lille 25th Sept, Las Vegas 11th Dec; 2012: Wembley Arena 8th Sept, Dublin 11th Sept 2013: London O2 21st June, London O2 14th Sept
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