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Leonard Cohen @ Red Rocks, 2009 (more by Lori Baily)
Leonard Cohen

After returning to the stage in 2008 and going on to headline Madison Square Garden, Leonard Cohen has announced his return one again, and it just keeps getting bigger. Dubbed part the "Old Ideas World Tour 2012", a set of North American dates have been announced in support of his new album. Kicking of in Austin on Halloween, LC will end things in NYC this winter with not just a December 18 Madison Square Garden show, but one on December 20 at the new Barclays Center as well! Tickets for Canadian dates go On sale starting May 11 and U.S. dates go on sale starting May 18.

LC joins Rush, Andrea Bocelli and Jay-Z on a list of artists scheduled to play the Barclays Center so far.

All dates are listed below.

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Leonard Cohen -- 2012 Tour Dates
October 31 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
November 3 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center
November 5 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
November 7 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
November 9 Seattle, WA Key Arena
November 11 Portland, OR Rose Garden
November 12 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
November 16 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
November 18 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
November 20 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
November 23 Chicago, IL Akoo Theatre
November 26 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
November 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
December 2 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi
December 4 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
December 7 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
December 11 London, ON John Labatt Centre
December 13 Kingston, ON K-Rock Centre
December 15 Boston, MA The Wang Theatre
December 18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
December 20 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

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Comments (40)

Remember when they used that Leonard Cohen song in Watchmen? Man, that movie was good.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 9:59 AM

Remember when they used that Leonard Cohen song in Pump Up The Volume? Man, that movie was good too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 10:01 AM

later cohen is so bad, and it makes up like half of his live show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 10:06 AM

Cash Grab. Clearly.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 10:12 AM

Agreed, 10:01. Disagree, 9:59.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 10:15 AM

watchmen was good, and i'm a huge fan of the book. nerds just couldn't get over the fact that they altered the ending (even though it was pretty much the same)

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 10:18 AM

sure it's a cash grab... why do you think musicians play shows?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 10:34 AM

two nyc shows, manhattan and brooklyn... that is really great... new venue in brooklyn that can handle the big shows... awesome

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 10:36 AM

brooklyn show will be overrun by the insufferable

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 10:38 AM

First we take Manhattan! Then we take BROOKLYN!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 10:38 AM

10:38: Goes without saying.

I know this'll get on people's nerves, but I've always found him overrated. Sorry, just how I feel.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 10:48 AM

10:34 = clearly not a musician.
Go listen to your LDR hipster douche!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 10:57 AM

nah 10:34 is right. It's a cash grab. His manager stole a bunch of his money. LC is close to 80 years old. He doesn't want to tour.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 11:02 AM

Which is the "later Cohen" that you think is bad, 10:06? I agree that Ten New Songs is not so hot, but I'm Your Man is a masterpiece, The Future is half excellent, and the new one is quite good (I like Dear Heather but ignore it because he plays zero songs from it). I saw two shows on his last go-round and both were fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 11:08 AM

Guys, can we please get back to talking about how good Watchmen was? Thx

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 11:11 AM

11:02..I can't blame him! It beats working at Walmart...

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 11:11 AM

I know the whole cash grab and he needs money yada yada but this is absolutely horrible news. Why even bother seeing nuanced and beautiful music like Leonard Cohen in these shit sounding arenas. Defeats the purpose completely.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 11:45 AM

"I'm not locked in here with you, YOU'RE locked in here with ME!!"

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 12:13 PM

The Beacon Theater show a couple years ago was the best sounding live show I've ever heard. The man is a class act.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 12:17 PM

would you like him to play for free?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 12:42 PM

Don't know if i would go so far as to call it the best sounding live show 12:17 but it was certainly beautiful. Unlike these shows which will sound like doo doo

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 12:43 PM

i was at the radio city show... and i hope to be at the barclay center show...

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 12:47 PM

@12:17 Beacon may have sounded OK to you but it was nothing compared to the sound at RCMH. Get the wax out man.......

Posted by Troublemaker | May 3, 2012 12:49 PM

if you wanna dance, you gotta pay the piper...

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 12:52 PM

Saw him outdoors, had great sound, band sounded great, nice summer evening...will try to see one of these shows, but disappointed they are not in smaller venues.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:10 PM

Would Barclay be smaller than MSG? If so, by how much? MSG would not be bad if you had floor seats maybe, but if Barclay is substantially smaller, I would opt to go there. Maybe he will add a Philly date? I'd even take an AC date...if you gonna get raped by prices, may as well be for a smaller space with better sound.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:12 PM

Troublemaker, i was at both Beacon and Radio City and can say easily that Beacon had the better sound. Not even close.

1:12 don't kid yourself, no matter where you are in either of these arenas, it is going to sound bad. This is clearly the wrong pairing of artist and venues but what are you going to do. Leonard needs to get paid as much as he can so he does not really care. I am thankful i saw both those earlier shows so I can sit this one out. Let the lemmings who do not give a shit about sound see these.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:31 PM

Sorry 1:31 but I was at both too at the Beacon show sounded like it was leaking through a can of Dr. Pepper. Listen Pops, take it from Leonard and check the batteries on your hearing aid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 2:08 PM

^Obviously was not at that show but nice try troll

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 2:18 PM

I half-heartedly went to a huge outdoor show of his recently, and wasn't expecting much, as I haven't really liked anything he's released since the 70s. But I was more than pleasantly surprised. One of the best shows ever. He stopped playing after an hour and a half... and then came back and played another hour. The man puts on a great show.

And yeah, it's a cash grab. So what? His manager stole all his money. A brotha's gotta eat...

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 4:30 PM

I like the guy's music, but all I'm sayin is that spending Halloween at a Leonard Cohen concert is kinda lame, ya dig?

Posted by Stephen Whitfield | May 3, 2012 11:35 PM

He played a show in my living room once. AMAZING.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2012 9:27 AM

tickets are on sale in seattle... 26 dollars to 250.00 dollars... what is he madonna?

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2012 10:34 AM

He's better than Madonna

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2012 11:10 AM

I like the guy's music, but all I'm sayin is that spending Halloween marching in a parade in a stupid homemade costume is kinda lame, ya dig?

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2012 11:11 AM

He was amazing at Radio City. Anyone know the presale password for the Barclays show?

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 10:18 AM

Barclay's presale code is THEGUESTS.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 1:02 PM

Was that Leonard Cohen singing at end of Eposide 8 or 9 on HBO series Game of Thrones. Created a great mood.

Posted by Shay Katz | May 28, 2012 1:45 AM

Sorry my bad. Wasan't Leonard Cohen but The Nationals singing Rains of Castqamere. And Matt Berninger does sound very much like him.

Posted by Shay Katz | May 28, 2012 1:55 AM

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Posted by jocuri | September 3, 2012 9:26 AM

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