Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by swisschris » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:58 pm

Very excited about this news!
I discovered Leonard's music one year after his last tour. Until now, I haven't had the opportunity to see him live and this will surely be a once in a lifetime experience as I don't think there will be any other tour after this one.
Let's keep our fingers crossed that he will play in Switzerland (maybe at the Montreux Jazz Festival which will be in July) or if not, that the tour in Europe will be in July/August and not in June (as I won't be able to travel anywhere in June, that month will be charged with exams and loads of work for the UEFA EM..)

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2012: Verona September 24th;
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by echoes » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:44 pm

Ahhh, great news! :D
Time to open a nice bottle of sparkling wine and put some nice CD into the machine!
Are there any rumours or information if Anjani is with him? Would be nice to hear 'Dear Heather' live :roll:
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by Fernando » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:06 pm

Hello

Great news!!!!!

I'm from Perú - South America. I will do my best to go to see Leonard and share an unforgettable night with other Beautiful Losers.

We all love Leonard Cohen!!! No Doubt!!!

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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by astranger » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:26 pm

Awesome news. Should we expect news of the album when the tour details are announced?
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by jarkko » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:37 pm

To my best knowledge the new album will NOT be released before the tour.
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by r'sgipsywife » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:17 pm

Although I've been a devoted fan of Leonard and his music since I was in my teens, I have never had the good fortune to see him live. Oh Please, let him come to England. Preferably to Oxford, but hey anywhere in the UK would be good.
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by swisschris » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:42 pm

There's an article in French published yesterday in the Canadian newspaper LA PRESSE in Montreal.
Leonard indicates that the tour will start in the East of Canada "very discreet, very nervous" and that he currently sees no end of the new album. That confirms what Jarkko just wrote, there will be NO new album before the tour.

Here's the link:

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080 ... 5/CPARTS04

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2009: Nimes August 20th;
2010: Basel September 8th;
2012: Verona September 24th;
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by remarkblz » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:09 pm

What a great day!
I've been waiting for this for many years...
I first discovered LC in 1969 ,I believe, while growing up in Switzerland. I got hold of a vinyl LP(of course...) that was multi-colored and a collection of American underground music. The first song was 'time has come today' by the chambers brothers, the second song was 'Suzanne'. What an explosive mix(and all the things we did while Cohen was playing... :D ). I followed Cohen closely since then, but he was one of a handfull of artists I admired.
In the last ten years there hasn't been an artist that I admired and loved more. So, while I'm financially strapped right now, there's going to be a way to see him and I can't wait...
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by Tri-me » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:32 pm

I hope he goes to Halifax or Montreal.
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by catherine » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:16 pm

oh my love,oh my love, I'll buy tickets and tickets by the million I will buy.
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by lizzytysh » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:35 pm

An upside to everything. Now we have two things to look forward to... Leonard's tour and Leonard's new album. Each separately! Won't venture that a second tour would later be generated; however, if it ever were... [don't even need to finish that sentence].

The other grand thing about this news is that those of us who have already seen Leonard sing and those who haven't will all be able to hear some songs we never thought we would hear sung Live and/or hear them again. Great day!


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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by linmag » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:24 am

Glorious news indeed!

I wonder if the Terracotta Army will be on tour at the same time............
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by lizzytysh » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:19 am

:lol: Thanks for covering that little topic for me, Linmag. I was wondering how to do it :lol: .

Originally, I'd thought something like guessing that you might be curtailing your sightseeing this time around, but I much prefer yours.


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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by graham t » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:07 pm

Hello all. This is great news. Managed to see Leonard Cohen live once about 25 or so years ago and it still remains perhaps the best concert i have ever been too. Nudging infront of The Sex pistols in Glasgow 2007 and Dylan/Bowie at the Barrowlands in glasgow in 2004 and 96 respectively.
Hoping the uk is included in the European dates and Scotland in particular
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by schmedler » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:30 pm

ya'll are killing me!!! Leonard is not OLD! 70 is the new 50, haven't ya heard?!!!

Besides the fact...You ought to be more worried about Anjani wearing him out than sitting there strumming his guitar and humming a few tunes for us!! :o)

BTW, i saw B.B. king last year and he is 82 years old! He can still make that Lucille sing...

jeeeeez...ya'll need to have a little more confidence in my man!

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