Leonard Cohen Extends Tour + Talks (flashback)

 

“Every so often you do
have that itch.” – Leonard Cohen

By Fred Mills

 

Last year, when the BLURT crew was operating our print
publication predecessor HARP, Leonard Cohen granted one of only a handful of
interviews he was doing in conjunction with the remastered re-release of his
first three albums. Speaking to writer Gillian G. Gaar in Los Angeles, he also speculated on whether or
not he might wind up touring any time in the near future.

 

“I haven’t been out since ’93,” he told Gaar. “The years went by and I
thought ‘I’ll never go out again.’ But every so often you do have that itch.
You’ve heard that saying in rock ‘n’ roll, they don’t pay you to sing, they pay
you to travel.

 

“But you forget about that stuff. The actual concerts are always compelling.
If you’ve got good musicians, and you’re playing, and people know the songs,
and they want to hear them live, it is a wonderful thing. And so I’m drawn to
that.”

 

As you probably know, Cohen followed through on those thoughts and is
currently on tour in Europe. He just announced
a ton of additional dates on his official website, so if you happen to be in
the vicinity of the Continent or the U.K….

 

 

 

Leonard Cohen Tour
Dates:

 

25-Jul-08         Lorrach, Germany       Stimmen Der Welt

27-Jul-08         Lucca, Italy     Summer Festival

28-Jul-08         Rome, Italy     Cavea Auditorium

30-Jul-08         Athens, Greece           Terra Vibe

03-Aug-08       Ledbury,
United Kingdom     Big Chill

21-Sep-08        Bucharest, Romania    Arcul De Trumpf

            Note: On Sale July 17th.

24-Sep-08        Vienna, Austria           Koncerthaus

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

27-Sep-08        Prague, Czech
Republic          HC
Sparta

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

29-Sep-08        Wroclaw, Poland        Hala Orbita

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

01-Oct-08        Warsaw, Poland          Torwar

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

04-Oct-08        Berlin, Germany          O2

            Note: On Sale NOW.

07-Oct-08        Munich, Germany       Olmpiahalle

            Note: On Sale NOW.

10-Oct-08        Helsinki, Finland         Ice Hall

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

12-Oct-08        Gothenberg, Sweden  Falconer

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

15-Oct-08        Stockholm, Sweden    Globen

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

17-Oct-08        Copenhagen, Denmark           Forum

            Note: On Sale July 21st.

20-Oct-08        Brussels, Belgium       Foret National

            Note: On Sale July 19th.

23-Oct-08        Milan, Italy     Teatro Degli Arcimboldi

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

25-Oct-08        Zurich, Switzerland    Hallenstadion

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

27-Oct-08        Geneva, Switzerland  

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

29-Oct-08        Frankfurt, Germany    Festhalle

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

31-Oct-08        Hamburg, Germany    Colorline Arena

            Note: On Sale NOW.

02-Nov-08       Oberhausen, Germany            Oberhausen Arena

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

03-Nov-08       Rotterdam, Netherlands         Ahoy

            Note: On Sale Date TBC.

05-Nov-08       Glasgow          Clyde

            Note: On Sale July 18th.

08-Nov-08       Cardiff, Wales            International Arena

            Note: On Sale July 18th.

11-Nov-08       Bournemouth, United Kingdom         Bic

            Note: On Sale July 18th.

13-Nov-08       London, United
Kingdom      O2
Arena

            Note: On Sale July 18th.

22-Nov-08       Birmingham, UK        NEC

            Note: On Sale July 18th.

24-Nov-08       Paris, France    Olympia

            Note: On Sale NOW.

25-Nov-08       Paris, France    Olympia

            Note: On Sale NOW.

26-Nov-08       Paris, France    Olympia

            Note: On Sale NOW.

28-Nov-08       Brighton, United Kingdom    Brighton
Centre

            Note: On Sale July 18th.

01-Dec-08       Dublin, Ireland            The Point

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