Setlists of the North American tour, Spring 2009

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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby Eskimo » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:24 am

burningviolin wrote:.... the bits in between the hands....
....mmm....on second thought, I don't think I'll go there ;-)
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby brightnow » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:34 am

burningviolin wrote:With regards to the logo, anyone any idea what the bits in between the hands are?
The black symbol between the hands is the Hebrew letter "Shin" (in a traditional script that is used in sacred scrolls and other religious artifacts). It is here as the first letter in the scared name "Shaday", one of the names of God. This name has a guardian role, ans is used in protective amulets and other such artifacts. The hands are arranged with a gap between the fingers to form the same letter. This position of the hand is used by a priest ("Cohen") when he imparts a blessing upon the parish (this is done daily during the morning service, twice on some holy days).

In short, this logo is a symbol of our Cohen's wish to impart blessings and protection upon us :)
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby burningviolin » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:49 am

brightnow wrote:
burningviolin wrote:With regards to the logo, anyone any idea what the bits in between the hands are?
The black symbol between the hands is the Hebrew letter "Shin" (in a traditional script that is used in sacred scrolls and other religious artifacts). It is here as the first letter in the scared name "Shaday", one of the names of God. This name has a guardian role, ans is used in protective amulets and other such artifacts. The hands are arranged with a gap between the fingers to form the same letter. This position of the hand is used by a priest ("Cohen") when he imparts a blessing upon the parish (this is done daily during the morning service, twice on some holy days).

In short, this logo is a symbol of our Cohen's wish to impart blessings and protection upon us :)

Thanks Brightnow. Knew about the hands and why they were shaped that way but had never noticed the letter in the middle before. I thought it looked like a flag!...ooooh er dear me :oops: .....But at least I can forgive my ignorance whereas some others don't seem to be able to! Again thank you for the swift reply and the info. Very interesting. :D
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby Eskimo » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:14 am

burningviolin wrote:But at least I can forgive my ignorance whereas some others don't seem to be able to!
Burningviolin
....the reference was to an image conjured up by the slang expression "bits"....my apologies for having been ignorant with the response....particularly because I too was ignorant about the meaning of the symbols and am glad you asked....
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby burningviolin » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:21 am

Eskimo wrote:
burningviolin wrote:But at least I can forgive my ignorance whereas some others don't seem to be able to!
Burningviolin
....the reference was to an image conjured up by the slang expression "bits"....my apologies for having been ignorant with the response....particularly because I too was ignorant about the meaning of the symbols and am glad you asked....

Apology accepted Eskimo! I have to say I've been doubly educated this evening. Firstly as to the meaning of the symbols and now as to the reference to 'bits'! Who knew the LC forum could be this educational!! :D
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby Marcus4LC » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:27 am

I can also confirm that it appears to be a Shin, and is of special significance to the kohen (cohen,kohanim or cohanim) for giving blessings. I think we can only guess at Leonard's intent and whether it has any significance for anyone who is neither Jewish and/or reads Hebrew.
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby lcfan16 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:38 am

I've been interested in the logo - thanks to Maarten for pointing me to this discussion.

I saw the logo with the hearts with the Kohan hands symbol and the letter shin on the set list posted here. Is it used in other places as well? Does anyone know if it was designed by Leonard Cohen? The symbols are familiar to me but I haven't seen them together like this before.
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby brightnow » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:59 pm

lcfan16 wrote: Is it used in other places as well?
It is also used in the tour keyring and pin, you can see them here:
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/tour2009-1.html
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby MaryB » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:02 am

Set List
Morrison, Colorado - Red Rocks
June 4, 2009

First Set
1- Dance Me to the End of Love
2- The Future
3- Ain't No Cure for Love
4- Bird on the Wire
5- Everybody Knows
6- In My Secret Life
7- Who By Fire
8- Chelsea Hotel
9- Waiting for the Miracle
10-Anthem

Intermission

Second Set
11-Tower of Song
12-Suzanne
13-Sisters of Mercy
14-The Partisan
15-Boogie Street (Sharon Robinson)
16-Hallelujah
17-I'm Your Man
18-A Thousand Kisses Deep (recitation)
19-Take This Waltz

First Encore
20-So Long Marianne
21-First We Take Manhattan

Second Encore
22-Famous Blue Raincoat
23-If It Be Your Will (Webb Sisters)
24-Democracy

Last Encore
25-Closing Time
26-I Tried to Leave You
27-Whither Thou Goest
1993 Detroit 2008 Kitchener June 2-Hamilton June 3 & 4-Vienna Sept 24 & 25-London RAH Nov 17 2009 NYC Feb 19-Grand Prairie Apr 3-Phoenix Apr 5-Columbia May 11-Red Rocks Jun 4-Barcelona Sept 21-Columbus Oct 27-Las Vegas Nov 12-San Jose Nov 13 2010 Sligo Jul 31 & Aug 1-LV Dec 10 & 11 2012 Paris Sept 30-London Dec 11-Boston Dec 16 2013 Louisville Mar 30-Amsterdam Sept 20
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Re: Setlists of the North American tour, Spring 2009

Postby tomsakic » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:28 pm

It's done, I guess we can close this thread now...
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Re: Setlists of the North American tour, Spring 2009

Postby Maarten » Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:18 am

Hi Tom,
You can close the thread, I'll just add this last post...

Red Rocks included Democracy and Closing Time! Nice!

Here's the link to my document which contains all setlists:
http://users.telenet.be/maarten.massa/d ... 8-2009.pdf

There are still 2 setlists unconfirmed, so if anyone can help me out here, please do so:
- Setlist for Swan Valley, Australia (Febr 7, 2009)
- Setlist for Saskatoon, Canada (April 28, 2009)

Take care,
Maarten

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland
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Re: Setlists of the North American tour, Spring 2009

Postby bridger15 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:45 am

Maarten:
My compliments to you for all your hard work doing a chronicle of all Leonard Cohen's concerts. And in such a user friendly format, too. I am sure it is appreciated by everyone.

Tom:
Once a thread is "closed", are the contents still accessible? There is some good stuff in this thread in addition to set lists.
2009-San Diego|Los Ang|Nashville|St Louis|Kansas City|LVegas|San Jose
2010-Gothenburg|Berlin|Ghentx2|Oaklandx2|Portland|LVegasx2
2012-Austinx2|Denver|Los Ang|Seattle|Portland

Arlene's Leonard Cohen Scrapbook http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com
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Re: Setlists of the North American tour, Spring 2009

Postby Maarten » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:41 am

My pdf-file has found it's place on my own website, so the url has changed. Please go to
http://www.maartenmassa.be/LCdocs/LC_se ... 8-2009.pdf
to see all setlists.

Maarten

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland

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