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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby Jonnie Falafel on Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:45 am

rike wrote:So maybe he will appear at the Montreux Jazz Festival after all, as was reported elsewhere some time ago.


Or if not there how about the Perugia Jazz Festival or even the Lucca Festival again.... please.
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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:43 pm

Jonnie Falafel wrote:I have a fantasy of a tour of smallish venues - no larger than say, the Albert Hall. A stripped down band - like 1985. Hushed and attentive audiences and mostly new material or rarely performed material. I guess I can dream. Would also like to see bookshop poetry recitals too... while there are still bookshops!Whatever happens please come to Italy.



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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES on Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:54 pm

From FB yesterday:

"Well have just heard from a concert dealer in Germany
He has signed Mr. Leonard Cohen for 2013 MUST SAY LOOKING FORWARD".
IMO: It's about time to start saving for the next tour...

There's a said in Spanish:

"Cuando el rio suena... agua lleva"

literally means " if you can listen the river... that means there's water in it" (many rivers in our dry country only have water after heavy rains or during spring)
Similar to yours:

"Where there's smoke without fire"

SOOOO, let's start saving friends!!
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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby AlanM on Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:18 pm

Today I passed up the opportunity to buy tickets to John Fogerty in order to save for the 2012 - 2013 LC tour.
Fogerty/Cohen - both did not tour for a long time, both are happy to play their back catalog, but LC writes better lyrics.

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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby Mabeanie1 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:18 pm

It seems that another tour is becoming more and more likely even though nothing is certain yet. Snippets from various sources suggest late 2012 and/or 2013 but we cannot put our lives on hold in the hope that tour dates will be announced. (In your shoes, I would have bought those Fogerty tickets Alan.)

Let's hope we get some firm information - one way or another - sooner rather than later.

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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby surfergirl on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:53 pm

Well, I hope Leonard will be in Montreux, since I will be there this summer for a decade birthday. But based on the very recent Rolling Stone Q&A, it sounds like a tour is pretty definite -- so it comes down to the "when" part:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... s-20120130
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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby holydove on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:17 pm

BEATRIZ SALLES wrote:From FB yesterday:

"Well have just heard from a concert dealer in Germany
He has signed Mr. Leonard Cohen for 2013 MUST SAY LOOKING FORWARD".
IMO: It's about time to start saving for the next tour...


Thank you for posting that info, Beatriz! Very interesting & very promising. . .
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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby Tony Crosbie on Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:10 pm

Allan Showalter (Heck of a Guy) has a post on Facebook saying that Hot Press Magazine are reporting that an application for a Licence has been made to the appropriate authorities for Leonard Cohen to perform in August/September 2012 at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham where I saw him perform in 2008. I sincerely hope this comes to pass.
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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES on Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:08 pm

Tony Crosbie wrote: I sincerely hope this comes to pass.


Me too Tony. After missing Sligo, my dream has been a LC concert in Ireland ;-)
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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby tomsakic on Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:58 am

Jonnie Falafel wrote:
rike wrote:So maybe he will appear at the Montreux Jazz Festival after all, as was reported elsewhere some time ago.


Or if not there how about the Perugia Jazz Festival or even the Lucca Festival again.... please.


Yeah, Lucca in 2008 was great. Open air, small city square, close to my country, good train connections, the best countryside in Europe etc.:)
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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby Jonnie Falafel on Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:56 am

I know these words may not butter any parsnips but Florence (Piazza Santa Croce or Nelson Mandela Forum or the Perugia Jazz festival would not cause me any geographical inconvenience! I think the Lucca line this year is pretty much decided upon. Tour planners note: there's a nice little Roman amphitheatre in Arezzo and an annual music festival to go with it.... or how about the Anghiari Music Festival in the summer - an artist like LC would be a bit of a departure for that one but sometimes old ways drag you down (are you listening Italy!).......
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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby Wimmer on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:20 pm

Me too Tony and Beatriz!!! I'm dreaming from a LC Concert in Irland!!! :D

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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby Tony Crosbie on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:14 am

Ireland and Leonard Cohen has a nice ring to it don't you think.
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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby phillip on Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:21 am

me to i have seen L.Cohen in concert 4 times hope to see him again!
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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby Jonnie Falafel on Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:16 pm

It's all gone very quiet on the tour speculation front this week... and with no further news on Ireland - if it was true - I suspect it's not happening this summer. ;-(
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