Posted in Contests | music on May 18, 2012

Leonard Cohen at Red Rocks in 2009 (more by Lori Bally)
Leonard Cohen

As mentioned, Leonard Cohen released his first album in eight years this year and will tour North America in late fall to support it. That tour includes the previously discussed NYC shows on December 18 at Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn's December 20 at Barclays Center. Tickets for those shows go on sale today (5/18) at noon.

We're also giving away a pair of tickets to Leonard's shows in the following cities: NYC, Brooklyn, Austin, Chicago, LA, and San Jose. Details on how to enter to win tickets to shows in any of the above cities are below, along with a list of all dates.

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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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For a chance at winning tickets to see Leonard Cohen on his 2012 Tour: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "LEONARD COHEN" AND the city of your choice (NYC, Brooklyn, Austin, Chicago, LA, or San Jose) in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "LEONARD COHEN". Include your first and last name and city of choice in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!

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Comments (46)

AWESOME!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:49 AM

saw him last tour. best show i ever saw in my life

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:49 AM

Was Harvey Keitel sitting next to you? no! he was next to me! :-)

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:50 AM

Cohen puts on a tremendous show. Fans should not miss this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:54 AM

Is he gonna tell the story about the time that dame came in the office with the missing husband? She wanted us to investigate, and then she started to cry. Dames. A million stories in the naked city ... and this is one of them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:01 PM

In support of his new album "Wheelchair Ballads". Gonna be great.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:04 PM

Sensational tour last time around...

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:06 PM

His new album is truly amazing. I can't believe it. He got his mojo back

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:13 PM

Just got 3 tickets, can't wait!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:15 PM

He charges way too much fucking money for tickets. $255 for anything decent. And with all the money he charges, can't he spend more than $99 on a suit?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:15 PM

a Leonard Cohen performance is worth every penny.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:19 PM

Yes for sure last tour was amazing. Beacon and Radio City. MSG not so much. The power was lost in that big can. Unfortunately this will happen again at these 2 venues. Too Bad. Pass (or at least hope Leonard throws a special smaller show at a good sounding venue)

Also, if you are a smart one you don't sweat the tickets now. Just wait till the week of the shows. Good seat tickets will be had for less than face.You can bank on that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:19 PM

2 on the floor are fucking 550 bucks. what fuckin bullshit. he wouldnt be worth half that. f this old dude.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:20 PM

12:20 is right. when tickets are this high you can always grab great seats on the cheap right before the show

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:22 PM

wealthy intelligent successful people love Cohen. those seats are for them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:37 PM

12:20 Streisand is $750 a ticket!!! In an arena to boot!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:40 PM

I got 2 tickets in the first row of the upper level for 55 at Barclays. I think it'll be fun.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:48 PM

12:48 ftw!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:52 PM

"I got 2 tickets in the first row of the upper level for 55 at Barclays. I think it'll be fun."

Yeah if you don't care that it is gonna sound like shit and you will be watching the video screens to see him up close

Totally worth the money you jackass.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:10 PM

^Yep because you know what the sound is like at Barclays..

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:28 PM

Hi 110. 1248 here. I still think it'll be fun. First row of upper deck isn't bad for 55 bucks is a good price for Leonard Cohen. I'll have fun at this show and think it's worth the money. That night you can go see your boyfriends shitty band at Pianos. I would trade 5 shitty 10 dollar shows at pianos for 1 shitty ticket to Leonard Cohen every single time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:34 PM

How are people complaining about the sound at Barclays? I bet it'll sound a lot better once there's a roof, stage, and sound system installed.
This just makes me believe even more that most of the comments on BV are just some computer program programmed to spit out idiotic comments, Mad Libs-style.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:37 PM

People just assume a large venue will have shitty sound. It won't be bowery intimate, but it'll still be a fun show. There are all kinds of shows! It really annoys me to. People just complain to complain.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:49 PM

^Some of the largest venues in the world (Opera houses,etc) have wonderful sound...who knows what Barclays story would be but it is assinine to assume size=bad sound

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:04 PM

Basketball arenas are built to amplify echos and artifacts so that the smaller cheering crowd sounds like a maelstrom. If you have lived in this world for a few years, and have ever attended a sporting even in an arena you would know this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:09 PM

Thank you 2:09. It is not a reach to think Barclays is gonna sound like shit. It is not designed for concerts morons no matter what they said. They did not build it with the idea of it being a great sounding concert hall. Unlike a large opera house you fucking dummies.

Oh and 1:34 you are a tool. I don't have to see Leonard this time around. I had great seats at the Beacon and front row at Radio City. I love him and his music to have it sullied in a bad sounding arena.

But i can promise you from where your seat is, you will have very little connection to the music and Leonard. But have fun you schmuck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:16 PM

2:04 - Opera houses are designed for sound. Barclays is designed for sports.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:17 PM

A good soundman can work wonders..you dummy

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

I think you all are missing the point..some idiot on here was alluding to the fact that all large venues have shitty sound. 2:04 sorta cleared that up by saying large opera houses have good sound..so thus some larger venues have good sound...it is not always true a larger venue has bad sound.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:22 PM

^Huzzah someone who gets reader comprehension!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:23 PM

^Hard concept around these parts

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:29 PM

^ don't sprain your arm patting yourself on the back. if it's this beautiful outside and you are spending your time on a friday afternoon to read through all of these posts for content accuracy (while not even doing your work), who's the dope?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:37 PM

^what are you doing?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:38 PM

LULZ to the thinking that was about reading comprehension. More like let me try to save face cause i am an idiot. And then other clueless idiots agree with them.

Again Barclays is designed as sports arena not for music and this is a terrible venue for this type of music.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:39 PM

The only good seat in a sports venue is first 5 rows from the stage with a clear line to the house source. Any further distance, no soundman in the world can correct designed-in echos.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:42 PM

2:39 nice try...have a nice weekend suckas!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:46 PM

Lol 2:37 how true.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:19 PM

haha 2 center floor tickets still available at msg for 5 hundy aint no one buying that shit

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 7:22 PM

Sold out already???

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 7:50 PM

I saw him at Beacon Theater. If the sound isn't great at MSG, I'll live.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 3:53 PM

I saw him at Beacon Theatre and he floored me. He exceeded all expectations. What a tremendous show!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 4:09 PM

Love Love Love Cohen. Hate Hate Hate that he is playing at the Barclay's Boondoggle Stadium.

Posted by deepak | May 19, 2012 6:39 PM

Can sounded like shit when they played Barclays in '68.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 10:38 AM

of course they are designing this with music in mind you idiots.

Back in the day most concerts were held in sprts facilities that were never meant to have musical acts in them when they were built. In 2012 in NYC you can bet they are building this with concerts in mind. That is why there are so many concerts there already booked before the arena is even finished.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 10:56 AM

Barclay's sound sucks. I listened to 2 Neil Young shows at the same time.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2012 12:09 PM

leonard cohen rules.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 4:47 PM

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