Leonard Cohen to Tour for First Time in 15 Years

Published: 2008-03-14
Montreal singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has announced the initial dates of his first world tour in 15 years, which begins this May in his native Canada.

Many of the dates for Cohen's tour are for European cities and festivals, such as Glastonbury in England, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Lucca Summer Festival in Italy but several Canadian dates have also been confirmed before the singer treks across the ocean. Tickets for the Canadian dates go on sale at the end of this week and later next week, depending on the show.

Earlier this week, Cohen was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in New York City. His last studio record was 2004's Dear Heather, the Canadian's eleventh.

The preliminary Leonard Cohen Canadian tour dates are:

May 12-13th, Halifax NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
May 18th, Charlottetown, PEI Confederation Centre
May 20th, Glace Bay, NS Savoy Theatre
May 23rd, Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre
May 26th, St. John's, NFLD Holy Heart Theatre
May 30th, Saguenay, QC Auditorium Dufour
June 2nd, Kitchener, ON Centre in the Square
June 6th, Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
June 7th, Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
June 23rd, Montreal, QC Place des Arts (as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival)
June 24th, Montreal, QC Place des Arts (as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival)
June 25th, Montreal, QC Place des Arts (as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival)


Writer: Stephanie Ng Wan

   

 

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