This was it - the best news I have heard, and probably will hear, all year. Leonard Cohen will play at Nokia Theatre on April 3rd and I didn't miss out buying the tickets. Which means I will see Cohen live in concert! Tickets go on sale Friday, February 27th @ 10am through Ticketmaster. Cohen will also play a show in Austin at the Long Center on April 2nd.
It has been 15 years since Leonard Cohen has been on tour in the US - this is truly something that cannot be missed. Cohen kicked off the tour in New York City last week. The show sold out quickly and tickets were being brokered for a mere, oh, $3,000. According to All Songs Considered, Cohen's Management fought the ticket brokers by allowing All Songs to stream a recording of the entire performance. You can check this out on February 26th on the All Songs Considered site. Visit their blog for the most recent updates.
Bob Boilen, from All Songs Considered, wrote about the show in NYC and I had chills after reading this:
Let me cut right to the chase: Leonard Cohen's performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City Thursday night was remarkable. His performance was gracious, his voice deep and direct, his body of work extraordinary.
Cohen is 74, and cuts a striking figure. He looked as if he fell off a 1940s film noir set with his dark tailored suit and his one and only prop, his Frank Sinatra hat. That hat served him well as he bowed to his talented band of musicians and offered bows of appreciation to his fans.
Update: Presale tickets are available today (Monday, Feb 23) until 10pm. Check out these two links for details and password!
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