Australian Tour???

The last leg of the Old Ideas tour in November and December 2013
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby adam1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:00 pm

Good work, team!

So going by those hints about the beginning and end, Frontier's post is in order of city.

If that's true December 22, the tour will end in Auckland. Also means for us NSW types, we can hit up multiple shows throughout the tour (Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong) without having to travel far. Nice!

Do we reckon this is gonna be his actual last show, or would he save that for something that's a little more of a spectacle/event, such as Montreal? (with no disrespect to Auckland!)
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby jarkko » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:03 pm

This will be the last leg of the tour, no concerts elsewhere.
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby adam1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:32 pm

Wow. I think i might go over.

Thanks for the updates Jarkko!
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby Mikeaus » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:34 pm

Sydney & Bowral 2009. Lissadell Sligo July 2010 (what a night!). Sydney & Hanging Rock November 2010. Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley, Nov 2013. Sydney Opera House, Dec 2013.
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby Junk » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:43 pm

No Hobart?!! :shock: My travel plans in disarray before they get started. :( ;-) :)
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby lindyasimus » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:09 pm

Here's hoping!

It appears likely that Frontier Touring will announce a return from the the fabled songwriter, poet, novelist and certified living legend Leonard Cohen this week.

According to an announcement on Frontier’s Facebook page a tour from “an international living legend” is headed to Australia later this year for shows in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane, Wollongong, Geelong, Adelaide, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. The promoters offer one other clue: that the artist’s “previous arena tours of Australia have been sell-outs.”

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/364 ... n-December
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby adam1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:12 pm

BOOM: http://www.frontiertouring.com/leonardcohen

Nov 13, 2013
Perth Arena, Perth - All Ages
Nov 16, 2013
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney - All Ages
Nov 20, 2013
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - All Ages
Nov 23, 2013
A Day On The Green - Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley - All Ages
Nov 26, 2013
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns - All Ages
Nov 28, 2013
Townsville Entertainment Centre, Townsville - All Ages
Nov 30, 2013
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane - All Ages
Dec 4, 2013
WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong - All Ages
Dec 7, 2013
A Day On The Green - The Hill Winery, Geelong - All Ages
Dec 11, 2013
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide - All Ages
Dec 14, 2013
CBS Arena, Christchurch - All Ages
Dec 17, 2013
TSB Bank Arena, Wellington - All Ages
Dec 21, 2013
Vector Arena, Auckland - All Ages
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:27 pm

This is such an extensive tour of Oz - so cool that a number of smaller places are included, allowing more fans (and potential new ones) to see our man!!! :o 8) :D

Cheers,
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby jarkko » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:59 pm

OK, Frontier announced it at midnight local time - AEG said it has to be at midnight UK time (and that makes a big difference!)
I have posted the information now.
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby Ronaldson » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:05 pm

Andrew (Darby) wrote:This is such an extensive tour of Oz - so cool that a number of smaller places are included, allowing more fans (and potential new ones) to see our man!!! :o 8) :D
The recent tour through Canada (Fall 2012 & Spring 2013) was also extensive. In fact, it was so thorough that I couldn't help but wonder if the organizers were regarding it as a bit of a farewell tour. Of course, nobody is closing the door on the future, and LC likes to joke about smoking a cigarette again on stage when he is eighty (though Jarkko does say that there are no concerts in 2014). But perhaps this is the end of the epic tours, with only a few select concerts taking place in the future. Admittedly, I have had similar thoughts in the past, even in the early weeks after that first concert in Fredericton. So who really knows? In any event, it is probably best to enjoy the experience now as much as we can (within the limits of geographical and financial inconvenience ;-)) .
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:17 pm

Incidentally, I have to say that I was really taken by this nice little quote below that the Frontier Touring Company used in their email advice to us all. 8)
" His three-hour sets are the Sistine Chapel ceiling of live performance: their exquisite beauty renders you silent, sometimes tearful but always grateful to have been able to experience such radiance and majesty." - The Telegraph

Cheers,
Andrew :)
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby Mabeanie1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:26 pm

Andrew (Darby) wrote:Incidentally, I have to say that I was really taken by this nice little quote below that the Frontier Touring Company used in their email advice to us all. 8)
" His three-hour sets are the Sistine Chapel ceiling of live performance: their exquisite beauty renders you silent, sometimes tearful but always grateful to have been able to experience such radiance and majesty." - The Telegraph

Cheers,
Andrew :)
I don't normally take much notice of press quotes but that one is just perfect.

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Re: Australian Tour!!!

Postby B4real » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:44 pm

It's 2:30 am here in Queensland and I couldn't sleep and now I know the reason why!!

I am still in disbelief that Queensland has 3 cities included. :D

Andrew,
I just received that same email from Frontier Touring as well!
A couple of wineries included this time around.

After all this time waiting patiently and watching everyone from the other side of the world enjoying themselves, at last it is our turn :D :D :D

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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby skipper1967 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:21 pm

Wow, great timing for me. Was worried tickets would go on sale while I was in the US later this month.

Now to decide which shows to attend. I do love the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and they are about to pull the old girl down.
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Re: Australian Tour???

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:22 pm

I am over-the-moon happy for Australia and New Zealand! I guess I read wrong or misunderstood what Jarkko wrote on the other thread!!!
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