Singer is currently on tour in Victoria

Leonard Cohen has announced that everyone involved in his current tour in Australia is to donate $200, 000 to aid the victims of the recent Victorian bushfires.

On tour for the first time in the country in 24 years, his tour support Paul Kelly, AEGLive UK and The Frontier Touring Company have all donated towards the fund.

Leonard Cohen and Paul Kelly final concert on this leg of the tour takes place in Melbourne.

Michael Gudinski, Managing Director of The Frontier Touring Company said; “Leonard has loved his time in Australia on this tour and is shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the fires. Leonard, Paul, their touring parties and everyone at AEGLive UK and The Frontier Touring Company wish to extend their heartfelt sympathies to those that have suffered the loss of loved ones or their homes through this terrible tragedy.”

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