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New album, new concert?

Postby Schwarz » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:37 pm

There's a new album coming out soon, and I wonder what are the chances there'll be a new concert some time during 2016?
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby jarkko » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:12 pm

There will be no concerts.
We know that Leonard has no plans to go back on the road;
he concentrates on his new songs and poetry.
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby HelenD » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:01 pm

That sounds pretty final - not even the P word :(
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby Hartmut » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:40 am

HelenD wrote:That sounds pretty final - not even the P word :(
Well, he did mention poetry.
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby cohenadmirer » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:27 pm

As far as concerts go ,we are left with the H word.
Yes - really Hope for a PP/YWID tour , but of course don't expect .
Wouldn't it be good though 8)

Very important that he's still producing new material of very high quality , as only he can. So looking forward to the new album.
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby danslenoir » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:31 pm

Although completely understandable on Leonard's part, it's more than a little disappointing that there is nothing on the horizon with regards live performances.

One would imagine that if there was any intention to perform live again, that on the back of this new record would be the time to do it given his age and increasing frailty.

I had held out some hope that there might be a tour of some kind in the not-too-distant future, even if on a much smaller scale than we enjoyed during 2008-2013, but it seems it is not to be.
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby Bennyboy » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:49 am

He's almost 82. At that age, I'll be grateful for being able to tour the bathroom.
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby Schwarz » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:20 pm

If he, against all odds, holds another concert with his new tracks (not a tour, a single concert), is there any way one could get automatically notified?
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby Vicomte » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:30 am

Jarkko always ensured we were informed on here first but please forget any thoughts of LC touring again. Tours take a very long time to sort out and Leonard would be 83/84 by the time all was prepared.

My advice is to go out and buy any live DVD's you can get your hands on.
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby LisaLCFan » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:41 am

In addition to what the others have said, there is also all of the other personnel involved -- it isn't just a matter of Leonard Cohen walking out on stage and singing a few songs. In his past recent tours, there were probably a few dozen people involved, and to just throw all of that together for one concert would not be feasible in the least, not just monetarily, but all those people have lives, jobs, etc., and they can't just drop it all to rehearse, prepare, etc., for one concert, it is simply not realistic.

As Vicomte says, though, if Leonard is going to make personal appearances of any sort, and/or if he has any new albums or poems/books coming out, chances are you'll hear about it here first.
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby cohenadmirer » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:38 pm

Indeed , a concert tour is extremely unlikely.

Re past concerts , i recently found some footage i shot at the 75th birthday concert in Barcelona , 2009. I've posted on you tube .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11uwvMjY8PI
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby Robocop » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:04 am

A new album that would be good, but I don't think we will see another big tour as he has done in the past. In fact his last was somewhat disappointing with Dino Solo and Bob Metzger missing from the line up. The replacements didn't do it for me. The last tour was a strain somewhat for him, just too many concerts. Its exceedingly draining going venue to venue let alone country to country.

I personally would like to see him in a much smaller, more intimate venue and I would pay more, but without the hype and hoopla and scores of people. He is after all this person.

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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby hydriot » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:06 pm

I really think his admirers should now allow Leonard to retire from public life. He doesn't have any obligation to entertain us. We are incredibly lucky to have this huge back catalogue to sustain us all for decades. That should be enough for us.
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Re: New album, new concert?

Postby Vicomte » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:43 pm

cohenadmirer wrote:Indeed , a concert tour is extremely unlikely.

Re past concerts , i recently found some footage i shot at the 75th birthday concert in Barcelona , 2009. I've posted on you tube .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11uwvMjY8PI
It was a nice lunch that day and if I remember right we watched a video of the IOW festival after lunch, I put my hands up long ago that we went to the IOW mainly to see the Who. We stayed in Sitges for both the Barca gigs and for the first concert we realised that the last bus/train back would have been long gone by the end of the concert, So we stayed in a hotel by the port on this occasion, by the next concert in Barcelona we learned of a night bus which left Place Espanya at around 2.45am and arrived in Sitges around 30 minutes later, the bus was filled with people that had attended the Cohen gig, by the time the bus arrived in Sitges, half the bus was asleep including Vicomtesse. Oh yes of course the lit (green) candles at the concert were given to us at the lunch !
Nice memories, David but is that your rather out of tune singing that accompanies Leonard?
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