Posted in music | tour dates on March 5, 2009

Leonard Cohen

To accommodate overwhelming popular demand, AEG Live has announced the addition of a second Leonard Cohen show at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, May 17. This newly added second date follows the originally scheduled concert on Saturday, May 16, which attracted an incredible fan response when it was announced with an American Express early ticket on-sale last week. Audiences are clamoring for a chance to catch this intimate, superbly crafted concert as part of Cohen's 2009 North American Tour, featuring the singer/songwriter/poet, his acclaimed band, and a beloved catalog of music.

Tickets for both Radio City Music Hall shows-on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17-will go on sale beginning Monday, March 9th, 2009 at 10:00AM local time.... NPR is broadcasting select songs from Leonard Cohen's February 19th performance at New York's historic Beacon Theatre-his long-awaited first stateside performance in more than 15 years.
A "friends and family" presale begins Friday at 10 AM for the May 16th Radio City show (the password might be JARKKO or thisisnottherealone ). A Fan Club presale begins Saturday at 10 AM. Regular sale begins Monday at 10 AM which is when the May 17th show goes on sale, though at the moment it still isn't listed on Ticketmaster.

In related news, Ticketmaster can't get out of the news. To quote Reuters, "Ticketmaster settled with the state of New Jersey to resolve more than 2,000 complaints over how it had handled ticket sales for Bruce Springsteen concerts, and Canadians are now complaining about inflated prices to hear Leonard Cohen."

New shows have also been announced in Boston, Austin, Oakland, LA and Chicago. Videos from the Beacon Theatre show, and updated tour dates, below...

Leonard Cohen - 2009 Tour Dates
April 1 - Austin, TX Long Center for the Performing Arts
April 2 - Austin, TX Long Center for the Performing Arts
April 3 - Grand Prairie, TX NOKIA Theatre Grand Prairie
April 5 - Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
April 7 - San Diego, CA Copley Symphony Hall
April 10 - Los Angeles, CA NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE
April 11 - Los Angeles, CA NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE
April 13 - Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
April 14 - Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
April 19 - Vancouver, BC GM Place
April 21 - Victoria, BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
April 23 - Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
April 25 - Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
April 26 - Calgary, AB Jack Singer Concert Hall @ The Epcor Centre
April 28 - Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
April 30 - Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
May 3 - Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
May 5 - Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
May 6 - Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
May 9 - Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
May 11 - Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 12 - Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music
May 14 - Waterbury, CT Palace Theater
May 16 - New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall
May 17 - New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall
May 19 - Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
May 21 - Quebec City, QC Pavillon de la Jeunesse
May 22 - Kingston, ON K-Rock Centre
May 24 - London, ON John Labatt Centre
May 25 - Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre - Southam Hall
May 26 - Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre - Southam Hall
May 29 - Boston, MA Wang Theatre
May 30 - Boston, MA Wang Theatre
June 2 - Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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Comments (35)

What is "friends and family?" And how do you get it?

Posted by Cuse | March 5, 2009 9:16 PM

Monday's ticket sales for the May 17th show are only for non-Amex/post-presale/un-fanclub/no friends-or-family ticket buyers.

Posted by drewo | March 5, 2009 9:37 PM

those ticket prices are outrageous.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 10:14 PM

No one likes Ticketmaster, but why are Canadians pissed at Ticketmaster for high ticket prices of Leonard Cohen shows. They should be pissed at Leonard. Stop complaining about TM, Live Nation, and scalpers for a second and direct your attention to the artists!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 10:44 PM

he sings like a dying mule

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 11:05 PM

Thank you 11:05. I was waiting for a worthy comment from the idiots of the BV comment section.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 11:16 PM

I saw Songs of Love and Hate on vinyl in LA today for six or seven bucks.

Posted by Regular reader | March 6, 2009 5:13 AM

"he sings like a dying mule"

"Thank you 11:05. I was waiting for a worthy comment from the idiots of the BV comment section."


You should be banished from life!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 8:42 AM

Maybe not a dying mule, but he ain't what he used to be. Just because he's still performing at his age doesn't mean I should pretend like he's untouchable. It's like Bob Dylan. In my opinion, Leonard Cohen is one of the best songwriters out there, but not the best singer/performer. I like it better when other people do his songs (and I'm not just talking Jeff Buckley). Therefore I wouldn't spend $250 or whatever to see him live.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 9:25 AM

someone needs to make with the definite password for the friends and family! anyone? please?

Posted by scott | March 6, 2009 9:32 AM

@9:25. So unbelievably wrong...

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 9:34 AM

I updated with what I think the password is

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 6, 2009 9:59 AM

not he right passwords. anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 10:02 AM

damn. I guess there a lot of fakes, or maybe that one will work tomorrow, or who knows.

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 6, 2009 10:15 AM

thanks for trying, hopefully the real one will surface.

Posted by scott | March 6, 2009 10:17 AM

Is there a password for the fan club presale?

Posted by Tom | March 6, 2009 10:19 AM

tickets should be done by lottery.I'm sick of this shite!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 10:26 AM

Those passwords are no good. I guess we just wait to claw and lash on Monday morning.

Posted by wingwalker77 | March 6, 2009 10:34 AM

Someone somewhere has the friends and family password. Brooklyn V, where do we see the info that you are getting and posting?

Posted by Suzanne | March 6, 2009 10:42 AM

Enough of all the password thing already. Just put the tickets onsale to everyone at once and be done with it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 10:53 AM

yea, i just wanna see this guy at work...why is that so fucking hard to accomodate?

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | March 6, 2009 11:18 AM

^^^ agreed!

Posted by scott | March 6, 2009 11:29 AM

I agree as well. But let's face it, if we can get the correct password for the F and F, we have a much better chance of seeing the man play! I'm just surprised it hasn't leaked yet. bizarre.

Posted by suzanne | March 6, 2009 12:10 PM

you can complain about his high ticket prices but the guy hasn't toured the states in 15 years and the only reason he is now is cause his manager stole all his money.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 4:52 PM

Password is TheGreatEvent

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 6:28 PM

I can confirm that code works - THANK YOU SO MUCHHHHHHH!!!!

Posted by anon | March 6, 2009 8:33 PM

Ticket Monster is poison and should be boycotted.

Posted by Kevin | March 9, 2009 1:24 PM

i have a ticket to the saturday may 16th radio city show i am so disappointed i cant make it. its a great seat and i will sell it cost and over night it fed ex. if anyone wants it just call me. my name is lacy 504-473-6147.
please dont let this ticket go to waste!

Posted by lacy alcebo | May 12, 2009 9:30 PM

This. Show. Was. Absolutely. Fucking. Phenomenal.

This is a man that loves New York, and loves Radio City. The show started at 8:00 and ended at 11:25, with a 12-minute intermission. 3 plus hours, 3 encores, and major MAJOR appreciation and gratitude to Leonard for putting on his best show yet in New York.

Setlist:

Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future
Ain't No Cure for Love
Bird on the Wire
Everybody Knows
In My Secret Life
Who By Fire
Chelsea Hotel
Waiting for the MIracle
Anthem

--intermission--

Tower of Song
Suzanne
Sisters of Mercy
Take This Waltz
Boogie Street
Hallelujah
I'm Your Man
(Poem)
Democracy

--1st Encore--
So Long, Marianne
First We Take Manhattan

--2nd Encore--
Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will
Closing Time

--3rd Encore--
I Tried to Leave You
Whither Thou Goest

Bette Midler and Martha Stewart were sitting next to each other in the pit, in the same row as Pierce Brosnan and some other hack I can't remember the name of.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 4:17 AM

"MAJOR appreciation and gratitude to Leonard for putting on his best show yet in New York."


You mean the second best recent show yet in New York. This show was fucking great but nowhere near as good as The Beacon show obviously. The intimacy as well as the sound made that show one for the ages. And yes i was at both.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 5:25 AM

I went to both shows at radio city - set list was a duplicate of saturday, but I didn't care. The crowd on Sunday was much more subdued though which was a bit weird. It was still amazing!!!!

Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2009 1:18 AM

Negative 5:25 a.m. Get some sleep. The RCH show was superior to the Beacon as the band played as a much tighter unit. Both were extremely great but I prefer the grand stage at RCHMH to the Beacon anyhow.

Best $70 I've spent in a long long time. Seriously one of the best concert experiences in the last 10 years for me.

Posted by smack | May 18, 2009 11:24 AM

I am really disappointed. The show was lazy and the audience looked bored. What a waste of money! The show sucked balls.

Posted by wingwalker77 | May 18, 2009 11:33 AM

what were you expecting??? it's not ACDC.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 1:50 PM

New Images Posted : Leonard Cohen - Radio City
http://www.msg.com/photos/leonard-cohen-live-at-radio-city-/slide/1/
This guy is amazing!

Posted by tommy lei | May 21, 2009 10:33 AM

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