Leonard Cohen’s U.S. tour and Live Album

    In all our excitement over experiencing the audience-with-the-Pope-like event that was Leonard Cohen’s first NYC appearance in a decade and a half, we almost forgot to tell you that, as we’d intimated earlier, Laughin’ Len will indeed be spreading the love throughout the nation (not to mention his native Canada) when the flowers bloom in ’09. The 74-year-old songwriting titan’s new stageworthiness doesn’t come out of nowhere — he spent a good chunk of 2008 performing in Europe. Physical documentation of that will soon arrive on these shores in the form of the Live In London album, set for a March 31 release. So while you dream of "Famous Blue Raincoat" and "First We Take Manhattan" filling your ears from a source other than your own record collection, you can busy yourself for a while with this sonic substitute as you get your dialing and/or typing fingers ready for the massive feeding frenzy that will undoubtedly occur when tickets go on sale (the first batch will be hitting the market February 27).

     

    Tour dates:

    02-Apr-09    Austin, TX, Canada    Michael and Susan Dell Hall at Long Centre
    03-Apr-09    Grand Prairie, TX, USA    Nokia Theatre
    05-Apr-09    Phoenix, AZ, USA    Dodge Theatre
    07-Apr-09    San Diego, CA, USA    Copley Symphony Hall
    10-Apr-09    Los Angeles, CA, USA    Nokia Theatre
    13-Apr-09    Oakland, CA, USA    Oakland Paramount Theatre Of The Arts
    17-Apr-09    Indio, CA, USA    Coachella
    19-Apr-09    Vancouver, BC, Canada    GM Place
    21-Apr-09    Victoria, BC, Canada    Save On Foods Memorial Centre
    23-Apr-09    Seattle, WA, USA    WaMu Theatre at Qwest Field Events Centre
    25-Apr-09    Edmonton, AB, Canada    Rexall Place
    26-Apr-09    Calgary, AB, Canada    EPCOR Center’s Jack Singer Hall
    28-Apr-09    Saskatoon, SK, Canada    Credit Union Centre
    30-Apr-09    Winnipeg, MB, Canada    MTS Centre
    03-May-09    Minneapolis, MN, USA    Orpheum Theatre
    05-May-09    Chicago, IL, USA    Chicago Theatre
    09-May-09    Detroit, MI, USA    Fox Theatre
    11-May-09    Columbia, MD, USA    Merriweather Post Pavilion
    12-May-09    Philadelphia, PA, USA    Academy Of Music
    14-May-09    Waterbury, CT, USA    Palace Theatre
    16-May-09    New York, NY, USA    Radio City Music Hall
    19-May-09    Hamilton, ON, Canada    Copps Coliseum
    21-May-09    Quebec City, QC, Canada    Pavillon de la Jeunesse
    22-May-09    Kingston, ON, Canada    K-Rock Centre
    24-May-09    London, ON, Canada    John Labatt Centre
    25-May-09    Ottawa, ON, Canada    National Arts Centre
    26-May-09    Ottawa, ON, Canada    National Arts Centre
    29-May-09    Boston, MA, USA    Wang Theatre
    02-Jun-09    Morrison, CO, USA    Red Rocks Amphitheatre