Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by linda_lakeside » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:58 pm

Oh, Tri-Me, (nice to see you again!),

Montreal is a shoo-in, and Toronto. It's Vancouver I'm worried about. He hasn't been here since Cohen Live, I don't think - and we have the perfect venue (Orpheum Theatre), which is where he played last time. If I wasn't excited about this news when I first heard it, John E. certainly has stirred my loyalty. The cost is another factor, not only of the tickets, which will likely be scooped by scalpers (geez, I'm being cynical!), but the travel if he doesn't make it this far west. Fingers crossed that we all get a chance - nothing to do but hurry up and wait. I think it's safe to say, that we're all just as pleased and excited as the next member.
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by PeGu » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:28 pm

OK,
now it was time for me to actually register to the forum and add my lines (I have been a reader here for quite a while, but there was nothing of any value I could have added, so I remained silent; I shall post an introduction in the next couple of days).
Living in Germany, my last chance to have seen Leonard Cohen was a good twenty years ago -- me being far to young to go to a concert "on my own". Good News now! Leonard touring and coming over to Europe! So, now I have something of value to ad: :D YESS!!!

All the very best, and I am looking forward to getting to know some of you on the concert!
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by leonardmtl » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:14 pm

Since I've been reading about the history of Leonard's fans and their years of affection, I thought I would throw in mine......I first saw Leonard in 1961 doing a poetry reading at a small venue at Sir George Williams University, located in Montreal, I was at the neighboring McGill University at the time. I also was friendly with several of his poetry circle....Frank Scott, who taught at McGill Law School, and Louis Dudek, in the English Department at McGill. I did not meet Irving layton. The four were the "young turks" of the Canadian poetry scene.

I've followed Leonard from time to time during these 47 years and franky am quite surprised what worldwide adulation he has generated. Should be a heck of a time getting tickets to his tour

My name is also Leonard and I am also from Montreal....Leonardmtl
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Post by lizzytysh » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:32 pm

Yours is an intriguing back story, Leonard. I certainly HOPE you get tickets.
The four were the "young turks" of the Canadian poetry scene.
That evokes a great vision that I like. Thanks for sharing it with us.


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Post by tomsakic » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:54 pm

La Presse article has been quoted today by the leading Croatian music web-site: http://www.muzika.hr/default.aspx?id=14347

(my translation) " [...] Cohen is currently gathering the musicians. He pointed that he didn't play the guitar for 15 years and that he's very anxious." The rest of the article says that it's his first tour after 15 years and that it starts - probably - during May in Canada and that more is to be announced in February.
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Post by lizzytysh » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:18 pm

Every guitar player in the audience will empathize. Every instrument player in the audience will empathize. Every one who truly cares about seeing Leonard will empathize. For any who might be in the remaining minority:
"Here's to the few
who forgive what you do
and the fewer who don't even care."
With that length of time and a perfectionist like Leonard, it's understandable; but I hope his feeling anxious will fade.


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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by claret » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:10 am

cant wait to see the great man again dance me to the end
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:26 am

I love all these hidden ones emerging to have their say 8) .


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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by sixpackjunkie » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:41 am

I have tears in my eyes... Leonard means so much for my life. So time to register to say Thank you!!! I`ve never thought I had a chance to see him. But maybe dreams come true. I'm sorry for my bad english. Sixy from Austria
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Post by linda_lakeside » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:18 am

I love all these hidden ones emerging to have their say
No kidding, Lizzy! There are so many new names here, it's kind of overwhelming. The 'next' generation of Leonard Lovers and 'Latent' Leonard Lovers - his tour won't suffer from lack of attendance, that's for sure. No 'sauntering'' to TicketMaster - once word gets out, drop what you're doing, pull out the plastic and get on the phone! I hope he's geared up to do more than one night in some towns. Like Montreal, Toronto and VANCOUVER!
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:28 am

I hope he's geared up to do more than one night in some towns.

I've wondered about that, too, Linda. I'd say you got at least 2 out of 3 on that... not so sure about Vancouver, but then I wouldn't know about those Canadian connections and venues like you folks up there would, anyway. I'm guessing you'd get out your plastic to catch some mode of transportation, too, right? I KNOW he's not coming to Florida :lol: !!

Yeah! When I see what seems an unfamiliar or vaguely familiar name, I check the number of postings and sure enough, often enough... there we have it... 1 :lol: !! I'm tempted to say, "Hey! Where've you been all this time??"


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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by linda_lakeside » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:43 am

Yes. Hopefully, everyone will stick around and we can start a new round of Leonard chat. I sure hope they didn't miss all those years of lyrics, disc trading, great photos, anecdotes, etc. Well, the bottom line is a fan of Leonard's is a good thing to be.

As far as Vancouver - well it's not toooo far from L.A., so it would be a logical stop if he goes to L.A. and he's played here several times. But, the city is in turmoil with the upcoming Olympics, so who knows? I guess I wait until Feb. for the itinerary. Tom said 'probably May' - 'maybe' there's a chance to coincide a date in Edmonton??? Wouldn't THAT be something? 8)
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by harryboro » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:11 am

So many questions and blank spaces. Where, when and how will we all get tickets....????
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by tomsakic » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:13 pm

jarkko wrote:The following advance notice is posted with Leonard's permission.

Leonard Cohen will be touring with his band in
Canada and US in May and in Europe in the summer.
More details will be announced in February.
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Post by Paula » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:37 pm

It is really nice to see all these new names.

Question to the newbies have you been lurking for a while or just come across the site recently?
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