Published Mar 12, 2008We reported on Leonard Cohen's plans to embark on his first tour in 15 years back in January, but now the worldwide jaunt is taking shape. Directly following his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Madonna, John Mellencamp, the Dave Clark Five, and the Ventures yesterday, Cohen announced the first batch of dates and locations he'll be gracing.
The tour commences in Toronto with a two-night stand at the Sony Centre For the Performing Arts on June 6 and 7 before heading overseas for additional multi-night dates in Dublin and Manchester. Cohen will be back in Canada at the end of June for a series of performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, which may be the last chance for Canadians to see the legendary poet and songwriter live this time out - unless you've got cash to burn and a love of flying.
Starting with the Glastonbury Festival on June 29, the rest of Cohen's announced tour dates will take the 73-year-old all over Europe with stops in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Spain and Germany, among other exotic and familiar locations large and small.
Additional dates are expected to be announced soon on website The Leonard Cohen Files.