Legendary singer and poet Leonard Cohen has announced his first world tour dates in fifteen years, to start in June.
Following his induction into the US Music Hall of Fame yesterday (March 10), the reclusive singer has announced a mammoth tour in association with AEG Live.
The world tour will open in Toronto on June 6 and 7, before performing across Europe in the Summer. The dates include the previously announced festival appearances at Glastonbury, Big Chill and Bennicasim festivals.
Cohen’s celebrated albums include Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967), Songs Of Love And Hate (1970) and I’m Your Man (1990).
Cohen’s songs have been covered by several other artists, including U2, R.E.M., and Johnny Cash.
For the world tour, Cohen will be joined by a full band of renowned musicians: Roscoe Beck (bass & vocals, music director) Neil Larsen (keyboard, accordion, brass instruments), Bob Metzger (guitar, steel guitar & vocals), Javier Mas (acoustic guitar, oud & misc. string instruments), Christine Wu – Violin, viola, cello & keyboard, Rafael Gayol (drums & percussion) and Dino Soldo (keyboard, saxophone, wind instruments & vocals).
UK dates include four nights at Mancheser’s Opera House this June and Edinburgh Castle and London’s O2 Arena in July.
The full Leonard Cohen world tour dates confirmed so far are listed below.
More dates are due to be announced within the coming months, fans should keep checking http://leonardcohen.aeglive.com for information.
Toronto, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (June 6/7)
Dublin, IMMA (14)
Manchester, Manchester International Festival, Opera House (17/18/19/20)
Montreal, Place des Arts (23/24/25/26)
Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival (29)
Oslo, Aliset Stadium (July 1)
Helsingborg, Open Air (3)
Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle (5)
Arhuus, Raadhus Parken (6)
Montreux, Montreux Jazz Festival (8)
Lyon, Festival (9)
Bruges, Cactus (10)
Amsterdam, Westerdam (12)
Edinburgh, Castle (16)
London, 02 Arena (17)
Lisbon, Passeio Maritimo (19)
Spain, Bennicasim, Festival (20)
Nice, Jazz Festival (22)
Lorrach, Stimmen De Welt (25)
Lucca, Summer Festival (27)
Athens, Lykabettus Theatre (29)
Ledbury, Big Chill (August 3)
Istanbul, Arena (5/6)
Prague, Castle (10)
Budapest, Sziget (12)
Girona, Cap Roig (14/15)
Vienna, Opera House (28/29)