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Leonard Cohen is currently in the midst of a four night run in Dublin as part of his summer-long European/world tour. That trip picks up again in the fall with a series of US gigs that includes a show at NYC's Madison Square Garden on October 23rd! There's no ticket info yet.

He recently played NYC in May at Radio City Music Hall, as well as in February at the Beacon Theater. We also caught him at one of his last North American tour stops in June in Colorado.

One place Leonard Cohen won't be playing is Ramallah, where a scheduled gig was recently cancelled...

A Leonard Cohen concert planned in Ramallah on the West Bank in September has been cancelled after the artist became embroiled in a campaign to boycott Israel.

The 74-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter announced he would perform in Tel Aviv as part of his world tour. The Ramallah date was added later, allegedly in response to pro-Palestinian campaigners who had tried to dissuade Cohen from appearing in Israel.

Now his Palestinian hosts have cancelled the West Bank concert, amid claims that the planned gig was a hollow attempt to "balance" performances.

"Ramallah will not receive Cohen as long as he is intent on whitewashing Israel's colonial apartheid regime by performing in Israel," the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) said in a statement. [Guardian UK]

All tour dates below...

Leonard Cohen - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 22 Dublin, Ireland The O2
Jul 23 Dublin, Ireland The O2
Jul 26 Belfast, United Kingdom Odyssey Arena
Jul 30 Lisbon, Portugal Pabillion Atlantico
Aug 3 Venice, Italy St. Mark's Square
Aug 5 Istanbul, Turkey Harbiye Open Air Theatre
Aug 6 Istanbul, Turkey Harbiye Open Air Theatre
Aug 11 Palma De Mallorca, Spain Palma Arena
Aug 13 Vigo, Spain Festival Castrelos
Aug 15 Girona, Spain Festival Jardins de Cap Roig
Aug 18 Vienne, France Theatre Antique de Vienne
Aug 20 Nimes, France Arena of Nimes
Aug 22 Monaco, France Sporting Club
Aug 23 Monaco, France Sporting Club
Aug 26 Wiesen, Austria Festivalgelände
Aug 28 Bratislava, Slovakia Incheba Expo Arena
Aug 29 Prague, Czech Republic O2 Arena
Aug 31 Budapest, Hungary Arena Plaza
Sep 2 Belgrade, Serbia Belgrade Arena
Sep 4 Bucharest, Romania Piata Constitutiei
Sep 12 Madrid, Spain Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
Sep 13 Granada, Spain Coliseo Atarfe
Sep 15 Zaragoza, Spain Pabellon Principe Felipe
Sep 17 Bilbao, Spain Bilbao Exhibition Centre
Sep 21 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi
Sep 24 Tel Aviv, Israel Ramat Gan Stadium

Leonard Cohen - 2009 US Tour Dates (via Billboard)
Oct. 17: Sunrise, Fla. (BankAtlantic Center)
Oct. 19: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
Oct. 20: Atlanta (Fox Theatre)
Oct. 22: Philadelphia (The Wachovia Spectrum)
Oct. 23: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Oct. 25: Cleveland (Allen Theatre)
Oct. 27: Columbus, Ohio (Palace Theatre)
Oct. 29: Chicago (Rosemont Theatre)
Nov. 01: Asheville, N.C. (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)
Nov. 03: Durham, N.C. (Durham Performing Arts Center)
Nov. 05: Nashville (Tennessee Performing Arts Center)
Nov. 07: St. Louis (Fox Theatre)
Nov. 09: Kansas City, Mo. (The Midland by AMC)
Nov. 12: Las Vegas (The Colosseum at Caesars Palace)
Nov. 13: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)



Comments (26)

ooh, i can't wait to read some illuminating israel/palestine commentary from the intellectual heavyweights who populate BV's comment pages...

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 5:41 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 5:43 PM

intellectual commentary - here is one

sucks for Leonard Cohen Fans in Ramallah

Posted by Anon Anon | July 22, 2009 6:00 PM

Madison Square Garden or the Theater at MSG?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 6:23 PM

"Madison Square Garden or the Theater at MSG?"

Considering he sold out 2 nights at Radio City, I think its safe to assume its MSG proper.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 6:33 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 9:30 PM

MSG-I'm so there doods.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 10:59 PM

I seriously doubt the there are many people in ramallah with Leonard Cohen albums.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 11:14 PM

Thats refreshing that he maybe cares about the everyday ethnic cleansing,taking of houses since 1948 for Israeli govt buildings, etc.
Those new settlers have been burning Palestinian farm land to make way for building new homes. Its amusing in a sad way because the Zionists who think they should be the only ones there since 1948 because they are "gods chosen ones" tried to fabricate the Palestinians never farmed on the land. So were also told its a secular country, but they are gods chosen ones to occupy that land and have no where else to live.

Hope that was illuminating for you. Ever heard of the Deir Yassin massacre.That site of the massacre has an interesting thing that covers it up, built on top of it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 2:32 AM

Leonard Cohen in Israel makes so much sense. Palestinians once again miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

Posted by Alan Abbey | July 23, 2009 2:37 AM

meh ess gee

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 3:34 AM

Palestine is really the same country as Jordan.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 3:36 AM

^^Stop with the disinformation

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 4:56 AM

Countries Considered Arab:
Suadi Arabia
United Arab Emerates

Countries consiered Jewish

Hmm why don't people let Israel be? Arabs won't be satisfied until all the land in the Middle East is theirs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 7:27 AM

Lenny rocks my cock.

The MSG gig should be (to quote Tony the Tiger)

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:28 AM

@anonymous 7.27 AM
Your post is quite possibly the most idiotic and ill informed thing I've read in weeks. Not only are you ignorant about the religious makeup of some very important countries, you don't knwo hwo to read a map:

*Indonesia (Very diverse, but also the most populous Muslim country)
*Malaysia (Very very diverse as well
*Iran (they're Persians, not Arabs)
*Turkey (they're Turks, and it's a secular state, not an Islamic Replubic),
*Somalia (there's quite a few diff't ethnic groups in Turkey)

Malaysia and Indonesia aren't even in the middle east.
Israel has a sizeable Arab minority (some 20% - and that doesn't include West Bank/Gaza which are occupied territories).


Posted by Colonel K | July 23, 2009 9:32 AM

Malaysia and Indonesia are countries where arabs are welcome. What other coutries can the Jews call their home? I get what 7:27 is saying.

As far as Iran there is a huge Arab population their and Persians are only part of it. Turkey has the Crescent moon on its flag a symbolof Islam...hmmm...your points 9:32 are idotic too and not well thought out.

On a relevant note wonder how much for tickets to see Cohen...Hopefully I can get in the door at a reasonable price!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:43 AM

9:43 for the win!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:48 AM

Anyone know who is opening for Lenny?

Black Keys would be kool.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:54 AM

Cohen has openers??? Who opened the previous shows?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:55 AM

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:56 AM

"An Evening with Leonard Cohen" means there will probably not be any openers.

Posted by Hornblower | July 23, 2009 10:27 AM

Religion is for 'tards.

More Leonard Cohen, please.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | July 23, 2009 5:13 PM

Anon 2:32am - "ethnic cleansing". You need to learn some responsibility son.

Posted by cr | July 24, 2009 2:21 PM

I'm not surprised..From 18,000 people to 4,000 people.

Leonard Cohen show moved to the Tower
Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s show next Thursday (10/22) has been moved from the Spectrum to the considerably smaller Tower Theater.

As promoter Live Nation spins it: "Tower Theater offers fans a special opportunity to get up close and experience Leonard Cohen in a more personal setting, while enjoying the emotive and superbly crafted concert engagement that the acclaimed singer/songwriter/poet has been performing in venues of all sizes worldwide this year."

Tickets will be honored with a comparable seat.

Fans need to bring their Spectrum tickets to the Tower, in Upper Darby.

If fans wish to exchange tickets in advance, they may do so beginning this Saturday (10/17) at 10 a.m. at Live Nation's box office at 111 Presidential Blvd. in Bala Cynwyd. The box office will also be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and will open at noon next Thursday.

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2009 3:30 PM

He sold out MSG. Impressive.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 3:52 AM

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