photos by Lori Baily

Leonard Cohen

"Something must have happened to Leonard Cohen these past several years, because the performance the man gave on Thursday was stronger, more confident and even better developed than he has often sounded on his records. At the outset, the ten-piece group, including Cohen, were dressed in dark colors and many were wearing hats. The show began immediately with "Dance Me to the End of Love," and it was obvious that Cohen had lost none of his emotive powers as a singer. If anything, he was able to hit incredibly low notes, especially during "In My Secret Life," that were a marvel to witness." [Denver Westword]

Thursday night's show at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre (rescheduled from Tuesday due to rain) marked the end of LC's 2009 North American tour. By no means was it his last show though. After a well-deserved month off, Leonard's currently scheduled itinerary has him all over the world until the end of September, Israel included.

NYC shows were the two dates at Radio City in May, and one in February at the Beacon. More pictures, and the setlist, from Red Rocks, below...

Leonard Cohen

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Set List - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06/04/09

First Set
Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future
There Ain't No Cure For Love
Bird on a Wire
Everybody Knows
In My Secret Life
Who By Fire
Chelsea Hotel #2
Waiting for the Miracle
Anthem

Second Set
Tower of Song
Suzanne
Sisters of Mercy
The Partisan
Boogie Street (vocals by Sharon Robinson)
Hallelujah
I'm Your Man
Take This Waltz

Encore
So Long Marianne
First We Take Manhattan
Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will (vocals mostly by Charley and Hattie Webb)
Democracy
Closing Time
I Tried to Leave You