The UK is calling...

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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:22 am

. . . perhaps he will never stop touring, and we can all grow old with him (having all lost our houses long ago and living in a moveable communal tent following the endless highway that is curling up like smoke above our shoulders.)
Love what you did with that, Suemerlyn :D .
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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by glasgowgirl » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:02 am

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese consider Wales and Scotland for 2010. Those countries were not included in 2009 although England and Ireland were. Cardiff has some wonderful venues The Millenium Centre has the best acoustics, St. David's Hall is cool, The Millenium Stadium can seat thousands of people. My venue of choice, and it would have to be for Forum members only because it is so small and intimate,is The Nevis Centre in Fort William. Ahh well I can dream ............
Or what about a special appearance for Proms in The Park on Glasgow Green or Singleton Park in Swansea?
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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by Mabeanie1 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:23 am

John Etherington wrote:Hi Wendy,

Leonard played two shows at The Royal Albert Hall last year. Although it's a historic venue and a fine building, I much prefer The Royal Festival Hall, where the sound and facilities are so much better.
I wasn't thinking of the fans. I was thinking about how all artists - almost without exception - seem to regard playing the RAH as a highlight of any tour. The Festival Hall - 70's "box" that it is - just wouldn't do it for them in the same way.

Mind you: the Symphony Hall in Birmingham definitely has the "wow" factor that artists like so much, even if the sound does sometimes bounce around in the rafters. I think Leonard should check it out and see if he likes it as much as the Albert Hall!

Wendy

PS Birmingham Town Hall has re-opened after a multi million pound project to restore it to its full glory. Maybe Leonard should check that out too?
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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by remote1 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:44 am

Oh come on people, I thought we'd all decided that we were having the concert in Oxford! Let's stay focused, my friends! 8) (wish it was round...)
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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by A.Sukitu » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:45 pm

... Oxford New Theatre 12 May 1976 was a sell out ...

How about the new city of Inverness? Approachable via the RAH in London, then Oxford, then Bonny Glasgo' and Edinburgh ... ?
And the gateway to the Orkney and Shetland Islands ...
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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by John Etherington » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:36 pm

I have to defend the Royal Festival Hall...it's much, much better than the Royal Albert Hall for numerous reasons...the sound is great (especially since the recent modernisation), there's comfortable tiered seating, the bars are far more accessible and easy to arrange meetings, it's in a great environment on the river with loads of restaurants and Premier Inn a short walk away. It's easy to get to from directions, and most importantly they HANDLE THEIR OWN TICKETING and do it well and fairly (no Ticketmaster nightmares involved). Also, twenty four Brian Wilson concerts there have positively filled the place with good vibrations!

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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by evie » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:13 pm

mwaldman wrote:
A.Sukitu wrote: remember the Isle of Wight!
How cool would that be if Leonard returned to the Isle of Wight Festival after 40 years! 11 to 13 June 2010 at Seaclose Park, Newport ....

Mike
Mike that would be perfect, exactly what I was thinking. What say you Jarkko?

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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by John Etherington » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:18 pm

That's more than cool...it's inevitable!
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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by phillip » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:02 pm

come back to Liverpool:)
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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by slapperoonie » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:33 am

They're renovating the Roman amphitheatre in Chester... might just fit everyone from the Forum in there if we all huddle up...

Seriously though, I know it's brilliant that the tour will go to some new places and lots more people will get to see Leonard, but I'm sure I'm not the only fairly recent convert to the Church of Cohen here in the UK and I would dearly love to see the great man perform again.

Of course, if I have to travel I guess I can force myself... :D (has no-one invented a fedora-wearing emoticon yet????)
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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by Evie B » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:39 pm

Message from the UK

Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, come back to us
Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, come back to us
You may come to us in happiness,
or you may come to us in grief,
you may come to us in deepest faith,
or you may come in disbelief

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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by somewhat_nifty » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:25 am

Evie B wrote:Message from the UK

Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, come back to us
Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, come back to us
You may come to us in happiness,
or you may come to us in grief,
you may come to us in deepest faith,
or you may come in disbelief

Evie B
Brilliant, Evie! :lol: :lol: I second that wholeheartedly. I have to say, the Royal Festival Hall would be fantastic, plus I would have a Leonard concert within walking distance of my house, perfect!
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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by lizzytysh » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:39 am

That's funny, Evie. I like it. Who knows... it may be just what's needed to work the UK magic. The best to you in your quest. I love your last two lines. They make it.


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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by FOXWOOD » Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:10 pm

Evie B wrote:Message from the UK

Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, come back to us
Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, come back to us
You may come to us in happiness,
or you may come to us in grief,
you may come to us in deepest faith,
or you may come in disbelief

Evie B
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Re: The UK is calling...

Post by Evie B » Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:28 pm

COME ON you UKers, we need a bit more effort here...

Leonard's management will think we have all gone to sleep.

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