If you’re bummed about Leonard Cohens two-year tour ending in Cambodia this November, then fret no more. The 75-year-old master wordsmith/coolest old guy ever has added four stateside dates to the tail end of his itinerary. Although east coast fans of the Canadian crooner are going to have to hop a flight to see him, the extra shows will probably be worth the investment. Jambase reports that the performances will be at intimate, 3,000 capacity venues and this current run of tour dates did come after 15 years of retirement.
While he is planning to work on a new album after the tour, you may be stuck watching his new tour DVD over and over again before he gets back on the road. That is, if he does at all. Spinner reported that Cohen hinted at retirement several times on his current run, and despite having to tour because of financial reasons, he seems to have made enough money to go back into hiding. He was on Billboards list of top moneymakers of 2009 after all.
The string of extra dates starts in Hawaii on December 4th and will then see Cohen hitting Portland on the 8th before closing with a two-night stand at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on the 10th and 11th. Tickets go on sale on September 25th at 10a.m. local time, but a special fan presale window is open from September 17-24. Tickets can be purchased through Cohens website and at Ticketmaster.com.
If you still need convincing, have a look at this London performance of “Suzanne” from the aforementioned DVD.
Leonard Cohen 2010 Tour Dates:
09/15 Caen, FR @ Zenith
09/17 Grenoble, FR @ Palais des Sports
09/19 Strasbourg, FR @ Zenith
09/21 Marseille, FR @ Le Dome
09/23 Tours, FR @ Parc Des Expositions
09/25 Lille, FR @ Zenith Grand Palais
10/04 Katowice, PL @ Spodek
10/07 Moscow, RU @ Kremlin Palace
10/13 Bratislava, SL @ Incheba Expo Arena
10/29 Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena
10/31 Wellington, NZ @ TSB Arena
11/01 – Wellington, NZ @ TSB Arena
11/03 Christchurch, NZ @ Westpac Arena
11/06 Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
11/08 Sydney, AU @ Acer Arena
11/09 Sydney, AU @ Acer Arena
11/12 Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
11/13 Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
11/15 Hobart, AU @ Derwent Entertainment Centre
11/18 Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
11/24 Perth, AU @ ME Bank Stadium
11/27 Phnon Penh, KH @ Pnon Penh Olympic Stadium
12/04 Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Concert Hall
12/08 Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Theater of the Clouds
12/10 Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
12/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace