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Cohen returning to Sligo 2015????

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:34 pm
by jammymulligan
Hi..just to let people know there is a possibility of Leonard Cohen doing 3 concerts in Lissadell next June. Its the 150th anniversary of W B Yeats birthday and discussions are on going so keep June free. Will keep you posted...cheers

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:47 pm
by cohenadmirer
Thread title really got my attention!!
Written as if a fact , but more of a hope than fact ?
No doubt they and we would want him as part of those celebrations - but is he likely to be willing or , with the uhtc ,able ??
So many hopes for a 2015 tour
Any authoritative opinion would be welcome

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:25 pm
by James T
As much as I hope this is true and appreciate the hope of shows next year, I do feel it would be bad form for someone in the know to leak information onto the internet. I book shows myself (on a much smaller scale, admittedly), and this kind of thing can cause all sorts of problems and can prove quite counter-productive.

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:09 am
by Mabeanie1
I agree with you James T, though I think it's more likely to be someone with a snippet of info than someone directly involved in anything (IF there is anything) who has posted.

Anyway, it's already too late for me. I will be on holiday in the States next June.

Wendy

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:52 am
by jarkko
I'm sure there is an avalanche of invitations and requests from tour organizers coming in, but another question is if that can be called "discussions"

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:50 pm
by Olwen
Jarkko
I will wait to hear any news that comes from you in the future about this. I think that it would be wonderful, but as you say , many requests must go to Leonard all the time.
Olwen/Ireland :D

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:14 pm
by Tchocolatl
I would like him to take care of himself, enjoy life and quietly do another CD. He has loved enough. But I am not his mother.

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:38 pm
by cohenadmirer
Tchocolatl wrote:I would like him to take care of himself, enjoy life and quietly do another CD. He has loved enough. But I am not his mother.

Well he has talked enough about how he finds live performance in various ways nourishing and has a love of ireland and lissadel in particular so in sense returning to the stage would be good self care , but perhaps at this stage of his life there are other aspects of taking care of himself that would argue against touring . He has certainly developed a lot of wisdom and self awareness and will make , i'm sure, the wisest decision !

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:33 pm
by Tchocolatl
Yes. 100% approbation of your words. Even with your nick.

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:38 am
by lizzytysh
With the Bench Project dedication and the Walking Weekend, it would certainly put a number of people in a tailspin.
Rather reckless to put it out there with such 'certainty,' albeit using the word "possibility." As James has noted, it can create a good deal of chaos to mislead based on rumours or rumours of rumours.

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:42 am
by jarkko
I told Robert Kory about the rumors posted here and sent me by email, and he said:
There are many rumors about Leonard's touring plans, and as much as we might all want Leonard to tour again, any discussion of touring next year is premature.

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015????

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:50 am
by BlizzardofIce
Sorry, but I do like the word "Premature"

That's not a NO, just "a bit early to come out", like a premature born child.
Probably not his point, but I like to to believe that's what he meant.

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015????

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:13 pm
by James T
I'd say it means they don't know!

I'm sure, though... the band will be ready, the plans are in place as much as they can... Just awaiting the great man's decision. If LC doesn't know what he thinks to the idea yet, nothing can be done.

I would be surprised if he didn't play some shows, but I would be surprised at a full scale tour like last time.

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015????

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:38 pm
by cohenadmirer
At least RK's response wasn't - NO tour in 2015 - written in stone !

Re: Cohen returning to Sligo 2015

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:18 am
by bigdee
cohenadmirer wrote:
Tchocolatl wrote:I would like him to take care of himself, enjoy life and quietly do another CD. He has loved enough. But I am not his mother.

Well he has talked enough about how he finds live performance in various ways nourishing and has a love of ireland and lissadel in particular so in sense returning to the stage would be good self care , but perhaps at this stage of his life there are other aspects of taking care of himself that would argue against touring . He has certainly developed a lot of wisdom and self awareness and will make , i'm sure, the wisest decision !

I am reminded of a story Esther told back around 2010. Someone had asked Leonard about if he wanted to retire from the road at the end of the tour and live a simple life and have someone look after and care for him. His reply was something to the effect of "On the road I have someone who's job it is to look after my hats, what more can I ask for".