Two more dates have been added to Leonard Cohen’s European summer concert tour schedule:
THE O2 - Dublin, Ireland - September 11 and 12
Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 24, at 9 am GMT.
For information on tickets, visit LeonardCohen.com .
Leonard Cohen 26 May 1976
1 Bird on the wire
19 Lady Midnight
20 “Scotland played England that day so a few of the crowd were pretty pissed - Leonard was a bit bemused at the crowd’s reaction at times” John Bruce
From the website of the Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland
The Weeknd, Grimes, and Mumford and Sons also honored at the Juno Awards.
As the link describes, Twitter has exploded with Justin Bieber fans outraged that Leonard Cohen won Artist of the Year at The Juno Awards. Oh, Beliebers, why can’t you do some research into Canadian music and culture before you spout off to your friends about how “the Biebs” was robbed. Leonard Cohen wrote “Hallelujah”. Justin Bieber wrote “Beauty & A Beat”. Leonard Cohen wrote almost all of his new album with only two co-writers and one producer. Justin Bieber’s new album wrote his album with 42 co-writers and at least 24 producers. I’m not even a Leonard Cohen fan, but please, shut up. You’re making a fool of yourselves and Canada.
Leonard Cohen wins Songwriter of the Year at #JunoAwards, coincidentally presented by his son Adam Cohen (“I feel so used!”)— Spinner.com (@Spinner)
“He refers to Canada as the beating heart of his career,” said Adam Cohen of dad Leonard who won #JUNOAwards songwriter of the year.— Jane Stevenson (@JaneCStevenson)
— CBC Music (@CBC_Music)
The following concerts have been confirmed:
Montreux, Switzerland, The Montreux Jazz Festival, Auditorium Stravinski Montreux
July 4 and July 5, 2013.
So - I’m walking up Spring Garden Road and decide to go to the Halifax Folk Music Centre on Brunswick Street. I walk in and the owner is pointing at guitars, ouds, bandurrias, etc. and speaking with this handsome older man. Another worker comes over and says to me “can I help you”. I simply reply, “has he played anything yet?”. The clerk looks at me and answers “No”, moreso as if to say, “Why?”. I said do you know who that is? “No”, he replied. “Just Wait”, I said.
Soon the man said “that one, and that one” and took off his jacket. He tuned the first guitar and began playing. The clerk then asked me who is that? “Javier Mas, from Barcelona”, I told him. After listening for about 5 minutes I quietly shouted “Who By Fire”. Javier looked at me, smiled and asked “are you a musician?”, he asked. “No”, I said, not wanting to go there with him. He was very friendly and speaks wonderful English.
After another 10 minutes of listening I felt it best to go. “Senor Mas, adios”, I said - “Si, hasta manana”, he replied, obviously understanding why we are both in Halifax today. This is getting off to a good start.
These three concerts have now been confirmed:
- Sportpaleis Antwerp 23 June
- Forest National Brussels 30 June
- Ahoy Rotterdam 18 September