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Suzanne Vega to support Leonard at Weybridge

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:21 am
by meglos2000
Hi,

Just read that Suzanne Vega will be the support act for Weybridge.

Interesting that he has never had a support act before on this tour (or am I wrong there?), but Suzanne Vega is an ideal choice and she has often mentioned being a fan.

Info is here on her website, and if you scroll down, there is a link to a long interview between them with a great pic too!

http://www.suzannevega.com/

John

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:05 am
by John Etherington
All very well, but two questions arise...will Suzanne Vega be able to hold the attention of an open-air crowd that size, and will Leonard be playing a full-set?

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:46 am
by cpl593h
damien rice supported him in dublin last year

not into S Vega but i admit she's a good choice

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:51 am
by John Etherington
One other key point - I don't remember the show being sold as "Leonard Cohen plus support".

I quite liked that album of Suzanne Vega's with "Luka" on it, but I can't see why she's a particularly good choice as a support. A dubious myth seemed to emerge in the late 1980s that Suzanne Vega or Tanita Tikarum were the female Leonard Cohen!

If Leonard had to have a female support, my top five choices (apart from obvious band members) would be Judy Collins, Buffy Sainte Marie, Jennifer Warnes, Julie Felix and Felicity Buirski.

All good things, John E

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:44 pm
by Clem
That may explain why the starting time is advertised as 6pm; it would still leave time for the full LC concert.

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:17 am
by John Etherington
Oh, that's alright, then!

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:26 am
by palefire
John Etherington wrote: I quite liked that album of Suzanne Vega's with "Luka" on it, but I can't see why she's a particularly good choice as a support. A dubious myth seemed to emerge in the late 1980s that Suzanne Vega or Tanita Tikarum were the female Leonard Cohen!
I'm quite a fan of Suzanne Vega & reckon that there's a reasonable overlap between her audience & Len's.

She's got ambitions of being a poet too, and has had her lyrics & poems pulled together in an anthology.

If Leonard is gonna have female support my choice would be.... Patti Smith - also an acclaimed poet/writer before moving into music.

I think there'd be more overlap between Suzanne Vega & Cohen fans than Cohen/Smith though... what d'ya reckon - straw poll anyone?

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:09 am
by Dream Warrior
The interview of Leonard Cohen by Suzanne Vega was a hoot. Seems to me that HE interviewed HER. The man's charm is second-to-none. I enjoyed this interview ALMOST as his music... well, that may be a slight stretch.

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:19 pm
by sharong
Suzanne and her band are a perfect choice to support LC. Suzanne a long time NYer who is a stable in the contemporary singer songwriter genre fills performing arts center. She was at many of the same festivals as LC last year and is touring Europe. She has an established band and has a variety of songs beyond.... Luka or Tom's Diner..

I see her as often as I can and she can rock.... She is funny and serious about her stuff..

She is a great compliment as she is poet and writer herself.....

wish i could be there....

Sharon G

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:34 pm
by Squidgy
Don't forget, she did a great cover of "Story of Isaac" on the Tower of Songtribute album.

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:22 am
by Elizabeelzebubeth
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Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:52 am
by John Etherington
Sub-title: "Bring me the head of the support act"!

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:57 am
by John Etherington
palefire wrote: "Leonard is gonna have female support my choice would be.... Patti Smith"

Hi palefire,

Agree...Leonard and Patti would be an interesting combo (and we know they met at Barbican a couple of years ago). I was going to say that perhaps Patti shouldn't work the audience into a rock 'n roll frenzy before a Leonard gig...but I guess that if Leonard could follow Hendrix at the Isle of Wight, then following Patti wouldn't be such a problem!

Cheers, John E

Re: SUZANNE VEGA TO SUPPORT LEONARD AT WEYBRIDGE

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:20 am
by MaryB
My choice would be kd lang (as long as she didn't do Hallelujah, even though that is my favorite cover of this song - shouldn't take anything away from the master). Her music choices would flow seamlessly into an LC set.

Re: Suzanne Vega to support Leonard at Weybridge

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:48 pm
by iveta
What about Tracy Chapman?

...she would particularly support him singing
you can be pretty and tragic
but I will always keep your walls from falling down
(It's OK)

just joking of course :)

she is starting her summer tour too but I am not sure if I could afford both her and LC