this picture is not from the Beacon show, but it looks similar
Leonard Cohen

February 19, 2009 - New York, NY - As Leonard Cohen took to the historic Beacon Theatre stage Thursday in New York for his first stateside performance in fifteen years, AEG Live announced a run of North American engagements including nights in New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles and a sunset performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Tickets for some dates go on sale to the public beginning Friday, February 27th, 2009 with additional on sale dates following on March 2nd and March 9th, 2009...

As he has been throughout his most recent tour, Mr. Cohen will be joined by Sharon Robinson and the Webb Sisters - who have wowed crowds around the world with their rich and complementary background vocals. Also joining Mr. Cohen on stage are Roscoe Beck (bass, vocals), Neil Larsen (keyboards & Hammond B3 accordion), Bob Metzger (electric, acoustic & pedal steel guitar), Javier Mas (bandurria, laud, archilaud, 12 string acoustic guitar), Rafael Gayol (drums, percussion), Dino Soldo (sax, clarinet dobro - keys).

"We are delighted to finally bring this phenomenal tour to the USA. Having spent the last 12 months touring the World, from Romania to Australia from London to Rome, America will now get the opportunity to see the show that has enthralled over 750,000 concert goers across the World to date. Not one to miss lightly," commented Rob Hallett, President of International Touring / AEG Live.

"AEG Live is honored to continue this extraordinary journey with Mr Cohen. Now it's time to take North America," added Elliott Lefko, Vice President, Goldenvoice/AEG Live...

..Additionally NPR will broadcast select songs from Leonard Cohen's Beacon Theatre performance at on Wednesday, February 25.

There is nothing negative to say about Leonard Cohen's legendary 3+ hour performance at the restored Beacon Theatre last night. The man has stamina. You would never know he is 74 years old. His band (listed above) were all amazing, and Leonard is such a gentleman - especially when it came to introducing each and every person that made the show possible, including all those on stage with him. I don't think I ever experienced so many standing ovations during the course of one show.

Leonard's next New York City date is May 16th at Radio City Music Hall. All tour dates and last night's set list (stay tuned for pictures), below...

Leonard Cohen - 2009 Tour Dates
4/2 Michael and Susan Dell Hall at Long Center Austin, TX
4/3 NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX
4/5 Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ
4/7 Copley Symphony Hall San Diego, CA
4/10 NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE Los Angeles, CA
4/13 Paramount Theatre of the Arts Oakland, CA
4/17 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Indio, CA
4/19 General Motors Place Vancouver, BC
4/21 Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Victoria, BC
4/23 WaMu Theater at Qwest Field Events Center Seattle, WA
4/25 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB
4/26 EPCOR Centre's Jack Singer Hall Calgary, AB
4/28 Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, SK
4/30 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB
5/03 Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
5/05 The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
5/09 Fox Theatre Detroit, MI
5/11 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
5/12 Academy of Music Philadelphia, PA
5/14 Palace Theater Waterbury, CT
5/16 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
5/19 Copps Coliseum Hamilton, ON
5/21 Pavillon de la Jeunesse Quebec City, QC
5/22 K-Rock Centre Kingston, ON
5/24 John Labatt Centre London, ON
5/25 National Arts Centre - Southam Hall Ottawa, ON
5/29 Wang Theatre Boston, MA
6/02 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO

Beacon Theater setlist
Dance Me To The End of Love
The Future
Aint No Cure For Love
Bird on the Wire
Everybody Knows
In My Secret Life
Who By Fire
Chelsea Hotel
Hey That's No Way/Sisters of Mercy

Tower Song
The Gypsy's Wife
The Partisan
Boogie Street
I'm Your Man
Take This Waltz

So Long Marianne
First We Take Manhattan

Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will

I Tried To Leave You

Whither Thou Goest

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