Friday, 27 February 2009

Leonard Cohen embarks on tour you cannot afford

Hello! Please sit down, make yourself at home. I'm Leonard Cohen. Do you like candlelight? I really think it creates a certain warmth, really gives people a chance to just BE, to just TALK. You see, I will be coming to your town shortly. I know you have never seen me before until well--this little candlelit chat we're having--and well, frankly, there is no way in hell you or anyone else will be able to afford it. Unless of course you are one of those older, distinguished Minneapolis residents who spends leisurely (I said "lesh-ur-lee") Friday evenings sipping a glass at Bar Lurcat and postulating on the quality of various small European literary publishing houses and listening to MPR with the volume turned down low while remodeling your 1923 Craftsman cottage. And I see that you are not wearing black horn-rimmed glasses today, so clearly you are not. You will not be able to afford my show. Please, though, I beg of you, enjoy and purchase my Live in London double CD/DVD release, coming soon! And if you dig up $78.50-$253.50, you know where I'll be. Ciao!

04-02 Austin, TX - Michael and Susan Dell Hall at Long Center
04-03 Grand Prarie, TX - Nokia Theatre at Grand Prarie
04-05 Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
04-07 San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall
04-10 Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
04-13 Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre of the Arts
04-17 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
04-19 Vancouver, British Columbia - General Motors Place
04-21 Victoria, British Columbia - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
04-23 Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater at Qwest FieldEvents Center
04-25 Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
04-26 Calgary, Alberta - EPCOR Centre's Jack Singer Hall
04-28 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Credit Union Centre
04-30 Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre
05-03 Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
05-05 Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
05-09 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
05-11 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
05-12 Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music
05-14 Waterbury, CT - Palace Theater
05-16 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
05-19 Hamilton, Ontario - Copps Coliseum
05-21 Quebec City, Quebec - Pavillon de la Jeunesse
05-22 Kingston, Ontario - K-Rock Centre
05-24 London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre
05-25 Ottowa, Ontario - National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
05-29 Boston, MA - Wang Theatre
06-02 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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