Leonard Cohen Announces First Tour In 15 Years

Perhaps reinvigorated by standing in the same room as a shirtless Iggy Pop and hearing Damien Rice sing his minor falls and major lifts, Reuters reports that L Cohen’s going back on tour. Don’t get too cocky, though, Hall Of Fame: Cohen’s “Hallelujuah” surges are often inspired by other forces. The tour launches in Toronto on 6/6 and the 73-year-old treks across Canada and Europe, ending, for now, in Vienna on 8/29. Organizers say “more dates are expected to be added.” Wishy washy organizers. Better not diss the US of A, Leonard — ’cause, hey, that’s no way to say goodbye. Here’s where he’s going so far…

06/06 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
06/07 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
06/14 – Dublin, Ireland @ IMMA
06/15 – Dublin, Ireland @ IMMA
06/17 – Manchester, UK @ Opera House
06/18 – Manchester, UK @ Opera House
06/19 – Manchester, UK @ Opera House
06/20 – Manchester, UK @ Opera House
06/23 – Montreal, Quebec @ Montreal Jazz Festival / Place des Arts
06/24 – Montreal, Quebec @ Montreal Jazz Festival / Place des Arts
06/25 – Montreal, Quebec @ Montreal Jazz Festival / Place des Arts
06/29 – Glastonbury, Somerset @ Glastonbury Festival
07/01 – Oslo, Norway @ Aliset Stadium
07/03 – Helsingborg, Sweden @ Open Air
07/05 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Rosenborg Castle
07/06 – Arhuus, Denmark @ Raadhus Parken
07/08 – Montreux @ Montreux Jazz Festival
07/09 – Lyon Festival
07/10 – Bruges Cactus
07/12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Westendam
07/16 – Edinburgh @ Castle
07/17 – London @ The 02 Arena
07/19 – Lisbon @ Passeio Maritimo
07/20 – Bennicasim @ International Festival Of Benicassim
07/22 – Nice, France @ Cimiez Park
07/24 – Nyon, Switzerland @ Paleo Festival Nyon
07/25 – Lorrach, Germany @ Stimmen Der Welt
07/27 – Lucca, Italy @ Lucca Summer Festival
07/29 – Athens, Greece @ Lykabettus Theatre

More dates to be announced in the new few weeks. You can find updates here.