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Leonard Cohen returning to U.S. tour circuit in fall

By Dean Goodman
July 22, 2009

Hallelujah, indeed. Leonard Cohen, in all his sartorial splendor, will kick off the second and final leg of his North American tour in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 17. 

leonard1The 74-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter has scheduled 15 dates through Nov. 13 in San Jose, Calif. It was not immediately clear if there would be any additional stops.

Cohen is currently on tour in Europe, with dates on tap through Sept. 21 in Barcelona. He has been on the road since May last year, forced out of retirement after a former manager made off with his life savings.

The first North American leg, marking his first Stateside tour in 15 years, ran for two months through early June, and was one of the hottest tickets in town.

Here are the dates:
Sat, Oct 17 — Ft. Lauderdale (BankAtlantic Center)
Mon, Oct 19 — Tampa (St. Pete Times Forum)
Tue, Oct 20 — Atlanta (Fox Theatre)
Thu, Oct 22 — Philadelphia (Wachovia Spectrum)
Fri, Oct 23 — New York City (Madison Square Garden)
Sun, Oct 25 — Cleveland (Allen Theatre)
Tue, Oct 27 — Columbus (Palace Theatre)
Thu, Oct 29 — Chicago (Rosemont Theatre)
Sun, Nov 1 — Asheville, N.C. (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)
Tue, Nov 3 — Durham, N.C. (Durham Performing Arts Center)
Thu, Nov 5 — Nashville (Tennessee Performing Arts Center (Andrew Jackson Hall)
Sat, Nov 7 — St. Louis (Fox Theatre)
Mon, Nov 9 — Kansas City (The Midland by AMC)
Thu, Nov 12 — Las Vegas (The Colosseum at Caesars Palace)
Fri, Nov 13 — San Jose (HP Pavilion)


I am pleased to hear that Leonard Cohen will be returning to the USA to conclude his 2009 Tour. I am disappointed, however, that he will not be returning to Phoenix,Az. He only had one date here on April 5th of this year while he played other cities fortwo consecutive nights. He owes us one more. Perhaps he could be persuaded togrant us another look? Put in a word for us, please? Thank you.Elizabeth, in Phoenix


This sucks that there is no shows scheduled in Texas. I really wanted to go to one of his concerts.

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