The Press Release for USA and Canada

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The Press Release for USA and Canada

Postby jarkko » Thu May 03, 2012 4:01 pm

A pdf file of this press release is here: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/ustour2012.pdf
LEONARD COHEN
NORTH AMERICAN DATES ANNOUNCED FOR
“OLD IDEAS WORLD TOUR 2012”
*****


Tickets for Canadian Dates Go On Sale Starting May 11 and
U.S. Dates Go On Sale Starting May 18

May 3, 2012 – Legendary singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen will be gracing stages throughout
the U.S. and Canada with a new live show, beginning October 31st in Austin, TX. The North
American leg of Cohen’s “Old Ideas World Tour 2012” follows on the heels of his previously
announced European concert dates. The tour, promoted by AEG Live and presented in Canada by
CBCMUSIC.CA, celebrates Cohen’s highly acclaimed twelfth studio album, Old Ideas. The album
debuted at #1 across the globe, making it the highest charting album of his career. Tickets for the
Canadian tour dates will go on sale starting Friday, May 11th and U.S. dates will go on sale starting
Friday, May 18th. For updated tour information visit http://www.LeonardCohen.com.

The “Old Ideas World Tour 2012” follows Cohen’s triumphant 2008-2010 world tour – his first in
15 years -- which was met with overwhelming praise. The New York Times reported that “Mr.
Cohen sang these words with a kind of gracious generosity…awash in wild applause,” while The
San Jose Mercury News reported “The show underscored what his fans already know: Leonard
Cohen is one of the greatest singer-songwriters in the history of popular music.” The Victoria Times
Colonist reported that Cohen received “an automatic standing ovation at what was clearly the
Church of Leonard.” The Vancouver Sun called the show “nothing short of a religious experience”
and the Toronto Sun declared Leonard Cohen “Charming, funny, poignant, smart, sharp, sexy… he
is still a ladykiller.”

In his sixth decade of producing critically acclaimed music, Leonard Cohen is arguably one of the
greatest singer-songwriters of all time. Old Ideas, released on January 31, 2012 by Columbia
Records, has earned worldwide accolades for its highly acclaimed collection of new songs. USA
Today raves that "Old Ideas is the work of a master craftsman," while Rolling Stone gave the album
4 ½ stars. TIME Magazine states, “Listeners have been relying on Cohen's heartbroken yet grinning,
world-weary yet hopeful voice to get through that night for decades, and this album should continue
that for a whole new batch of souls." Newsday hails Old Ideas as "GRADE A... Stunningly simple,
incredibly deep and destined to be a classic." The Telegraph (UK) reports that “Old Ideas is an
unexpected and precious gift of new gems from an old master," and The Irish Times exclaimed that
“The more you play it the better it gets." The Times (South Africa) commended it as "an album of
poetic and pared-down musical genius,” and the Montreal Gazette simply states that “Lyrically,
Cohen is at the top of his game."

“OLD IDEAS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ITINERARY:
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

About Leonard Cohen:

Leonard Cohen is a master songwriter, musician and poet whose stunning body of original work has
touched the lives of millions. Citing W.B Yeats, Irving Layton and Walt Whitman as literary
influences, Cohen first shot to the forefront of the music industry in the 60’s and has remained an
inspirational talent and contributor to the industry since he first emerged. His albums Songs of
Leonard Cohen (1967), I'm Your Man (1990) and Dear Heather (2004) are rightly considered
classics along with the beautiful singles "Hallelujah" and "Suzanne." He has sold over 20 million
albums, worldwide and published 12 books. With a career spanning five decades, Leonard Cohen
has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (2008), and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame
(2010), and is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (2010).

About AEG Live:

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of
live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition,
broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or
exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster
includes artists such as Taylor Swift, American Idol, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood,
Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias
and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum
at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain opening in
December and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Our
exhibition at portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the
Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG
Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans
Jazz & Heritage Festival. http://www.aeglive.com

About CBC Music:

CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service. For the casual listener to the hardcore fan,
connect with the very best Canadian and International music, concerts, features and other music
fans. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives Canadians access to 40 web radio stations, 12
distinct genre-based music communities, plus CBC Radio 2 and CBC Radio 3, content from the
most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country, hundreds of
concerts, playlists and more. Experience CBC Music online at cbcmusic.ca. The CBC Music App
is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at
http://www.itunes.ca/appstore. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cbcmusic or on Twitter
@cbc_music.

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Re: The Press Release for USA and Canada

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It's official!
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Re: The Press Release for USA and Canada

Postby lizzytysh » Thu May 03, 2012 6:04 pm

So MANY!!!
And Quebec City! The closest thing to Paris without having to cross the water! I looooooooove Quebec City!
Now, to determine where and how to go about all of this!

Thanks for this SPLENDID news, Jarkko, Marie, Robert Kory, AEG, and Leonard!!!
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Re: The Press Release for USA and Canada

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Re: The Press Release for USA and Canada

Postby honey604 » Thu May 03, 2012 8:51 pm

Hallelujah! I'll be there in the best seats I can afford on December 15!
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Re: The Press Release for USA and Canada

Postby GraceC » Fri May 04, 2012 2:06 am

I am so excited. This is my first post. I am 62 and WILL make it to my first LC concert, no matter what!
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Re: The Press Release for USA and Canada

Postby cohenadmirer » Fri May 04, 2012 2:08 am

It is so tempting to make the trip to montreal !
Life is full of temptations
Leonard's work resonates
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Re: The Press Release for USA and Canada

Postby frankandme » Fri May 04, 2012 11:25 am

GraceC wrote:I am so excited. This is my first post. I am 62 and WILL make it to my first LC concert, no matter what!
LOVELY :wink: :wink:
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Re: The Press Release for USA and Canada

Postby jeanne » Fri May 04, 2012 2:46 pm

GraceC.....

You are a baby!....My first concert at 77......and.... have only grown younger!!!!

You are in for the ride of a lifetime.....be prepared!!!!
He creates a magic carpet...for all of us who are willing to ride!
Welcome to this wonderful place!
"there is a crack in everything.that's how the light gets in " Florence 2010 - las vegas 2010....hope for Hydra......Hydra no longer a hope......now a reality..
"when the gods want to punish you, they answer your prayers"
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Re: The Press Release for USA and Canada

Postby GraceC » Sat May 05, 2012 1:45 am

Holy smokes. I just posted that I am 62. I am actually 67. What was I thinking???? Whatever....I will still catch a concert no matter what!
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Re: The Press Release for USA and Canada

Postby honey604 » Sat May 05, 2012 6:03 am

Postby GraceC » Thu May 03, 2012 7:06 pm
I am so excited. This is my first post. I am 62 and WILL make it to my first LC concert, no matter what!

Grace...my first LC concert was a 70th birthday present from my daughter...and that was almost four years ago. I'll never forget it and I'm sure you never will!

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