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Blog: Cohen is planning another tour to support the record.

Post by Hartmut » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:41 pm

This blog claims: 'Cohen, now 77, is planning another tour to support the record.' - Though I'm doubtful whether they have a real source for that.

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Re: Blog: Cohen is planning another tour to support the reco

Post by Vicomte » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:20 pm

The only way that it can be sure that Leonard will never tour again, is if he or his management inform people of that fact.

Then again, Cream and a few other bands not only had farewell tours but reunion farewell tours and so on and so on :D

I have said before on here, that there is surely a likelihood of a tour, albeit not on the grand scale of the 2008-2010 World tour. Personally, I think that only L.C's health will decide yes or no to a tour.

Here's hoping................ ;-)
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Re: Blog: Cohen is planning another tour to support the reco

Post by jarkko » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:48 pm

The blog text is based on pure speculation, not on any facts. Recently there have been other pages/newspaper articles doing the same.
There are no plans for another tour. And there are neither decisions to go on another tour, nor not to go.
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Post by John Etherington » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:11 pm

That was what Jarkko said before the other tour... I predicted on here (last December) that Leonard will be touring again in spring 2012, when Jupiter has entered Taurus!
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Post by leonardmtl » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:16 pm

The answer is - zen and Leonard's DNA, isn't it?

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Post by Lisbeth » Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:02 pm

I predicted on here (last December) that Leonard will be touring again in spring 2012, when Jupiter has entered Taurus!
His progressed Moon will be in Capricorn and progressed Mercury in Sag/3rd house, so it does make sense with a tour. I hope Mr Cohen believes in astrology 8)
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Post by simonmoorehead » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:07 am

is it possible he might do three or four concerts to promote the record but no more
i cant see a big tour?
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Post by Vicomte » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:51 am

jarkko wrote:The blog text is based on pure speculation, not on any facts. Recently there have been other pages/newspaper articles doing the same.
There are no plans for another tour. And there are neither decisions to go on another tour, nor not to go.
jarkko, that reminds me of a great line from Bob Dylan's song, Nettie Moore:

It's either one or the other or neither of the two ;-)
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Post by Vicomte » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:53 am

simonmoorehead wrote:is it possible he might do three or four concerts to promote the record but no more
i cant see a big tour?
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Simon, with the costs involved with any L.C concert, three or four concerts really would not be worth the effort, or be cost effective.
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Re: Blog: Cohen is planning another tour to support the reco

Post by leonardmtl » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:21 am

Vicomte wrote:
simonmoorehead wrote:is it possible he might do three or four concerts to promote the record but no more
i cant see a big tour?
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Simon, with the costs involved with any L.C concert, three or four concerts really would not be worth the effort, or be cost effective.
A " one man" show with Sharon ?

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Post by Vicomte » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:16 am

Surely not possible, LC needs musical support, Sharon alone would not be able to offer that.
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Post by Stamatina » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:36 pm

jarkko wrote:And there are neither decisions to go on another tour, nor not to go.
So, the question is: when the hell are they going to decide?? :shock:
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Post by leonardmtl » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:32 pm

Vicomte wrote:Surely not possible, LC needs musical support, Sharon alone would not be able to offer that.

I know, but check out his early appearances, in the 70's,and 80's, when he could not afford todays' costs..... like Iceland in 1988, he was unbelieveable with a backup group of four!

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Post by Vicomte » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:11 pm

Sadly perhaps, that was then, this is now.

Like others here, I have seen L.C several times since IOW 1970 ( viewtopic.php?f=7&t=26382&p=274200#p274200 ) and I personally have never seen him with as little as four, or anywhere near that number. So I have no idea why there would only be 4 in Iceland in 1988, considering that we saw him at the RAH a few weeks before in 1988 on the I'm Your Man tour, it looks like there were nine in the band, inc L.C plus roadies, managers etc and that was a sell out.

Below is a you tube of Iceland 1988 and to all intent and purpose, it looks the same set up, Julie & Perla on vocals and if you add in Bob Furgo, Bob Metzger, Steve Meador, Stephen Zirkel, John Bilezikjian, Tom McMorran and L.C who were in the programme ( I admit I looked the names up in the I'm Your Man RAH programme) of course, there is no guarantee that all played in Iceland but I would be most surprised if they were not all at this gig.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKUGz_jy ... r_embedded#!

Would it have been a little private gathering somewhere in Iceland that you talk of perhaps?

As far as L.C not being able to afford todays costs for "getting it altogether" back in the 70's and 80's, I believe everything is relative, it all seemed to be in place to me, I don't think I saw any signs of skimping back then. Sure costs have risen to what happens on tours now but just remember how much L.C had stolen from him !! ;-)
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Re: Blog: Cohen is planning another tour to support the reco

Post by leonardmtl » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:40 pm

V.

Four was just a recollection of the main players ........

As for the future, I still predict smaller, more intimate venues.

We shall see.

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