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These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby Sideways » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:38 am

http://www.double8tickets.com/concerts/leonard-cohen/

UPDATE! SET TO EMBARK ON A 2016 UK ARENA TOUR - SIGN UP BELOW FOR TICKET PRESALES, TICKET ALERTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ON UPCOMING SHOWS!!!

Strangely, my doctor said recently "Sue, I know the man who arranges all his concerts in the UK and he says a definite tour in the UK in 2016.


What's the truth, Jarkko?

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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby James T » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:43 am

I would take little notice of this site, although who knows what contacts your doctor really has.

If there was to be a tour, I doubt it would be arenas this time. It was easy to get free tickets to almost all of his shows in the UK last time as they tried to fill the upper tiers, with even the o2 arena "mistakenly" selling the veterans tickets to the general public (a trick they have done many times of the years for shows under capacity).

I would love to see a couple of dates in nicer venues, but not many because really I think he deserves his rest now. A few show here and there would be a nice sign-off, really it would be nice for there to be a "final show" where we can all get together and give thanks to the great man.
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby jarkko » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:47 am

Absolutely untrue. There will be no tour.
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby Sideways » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:20 am

Thanks Jarkko. Somehow that site will make money from deceiving people.
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Re: RE: Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby Hartmut » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:24 am

James T wrote:with even the o2 arena "mistakenly" selling the veterans tickets to the general public
What are "veterans tickets"?
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby Vicomte » Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:42 am

Tickets for people over 80 years old.
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby Hartmut » Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:24 pm

Ok ... Thank you.
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby cohenadmirer » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:28 pm

jarkko wrote:Absolutely untrue. There will be no tour.
Well that's what we expected - the default position unless we hear otherwise is that Leonard has finished touring.
Still I guess i'm not the only person feeling disappointment by such a clear negative statement as a new year starts :(
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby Vicomte » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:04 am

David between us (and no doubt many other people) we have seen many LC gigs over a lot of years, none have failed to be less than excellent. The tours from 2008 were quite different in character to those from the 70's but nonetheless still superb.

So what I am saying in a roundabout way is we know Leonard must surely now call it a day, the effort required to tour Worldwide at 80+ is mind numbing. When a little while back some people said he looked fit enough to carry on for many years, they saw just a moment in a photograph, forgetting the main thing, his age and the weariness that a future tour of such magnitude would take out of him. So let's remember the many gigs we all attended, play the albums/CD's etc watch the DVD's and be grateful for what was........ ;-)
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby James T » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:27 am

The veterans tickets meaning military personnel. At certain events they can buy tickets for just £5, these were sold to everyone without a code a week or so before the event and they then had to honour them. They also did it for the hyde park shows with arcade fire etc... the same year. They pretend its a mistake but they know it will go viral online and all the empty places will be taken. Kinda clever I suppose.
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:56 am

Vicomte wrote: So what I am saying in a roundabout way is we know Leonard must surely now call it a day, the effort required to tour Worldwide at 80+ is mind numbing.
I fully accept that we will ' almost certainly' never see Leonard play live again.
However his age isn't an absolute 'no-no'. If i really wanted i could go to see Charles Aznavour play in a few weeks time , and he's pushing 92.
Anyway we will ' almost certainly' have a new album this year
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby John Etherington » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:39 am

I trust that Leonard's management will ensure that Double 8 Tickets remove the erroneous information. I personally don't have much hope of seeing Leonard in concert again, but kindly leave, leave the future, leave it open!
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby Vicomte » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:06 am

cohenadmirer wrote:
Vicomte wrote: So what I am saying in a roundabout way is we know Leonard must surely now call it a day, the effort required to tour Worldwide at 80+ is mind numbing.
I fully accept that we will ' almost certainly' never see Leonard play live again.
However his age isn't an absolute 'no-no'. If i really wanted i could go to see Charles Aznavour play in a few weeks time , and he's pushing 92.
Anyway we will ' almost certainly' have a new album this year
No not an absolute no non but Charles Aznavour has 7 dates up until the end of June this year, not really a tour as a visit, sing some songs and au revoir, not exactly how LC has ever toured. I hope my neighbour never sees my post as she is off by TGV to Paris with a few other villagers in the commune at the end of January but as she said, "Charles is a legend and this may well be the last time he sings in Paris" It's what keeps some of us going "for the last time" to see Cohen or Dylan.
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby Hartmut » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:05 pm

James T wrote:The veterans tickets meaning military personnel. At certain events they can buy tickets for just £5, these were sold to everyone without a code a week or so before the event and they then had to honour them.
I see. Thanks, James.
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Re: These people claim that LC will be playing next year in the UK

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:36 pm

Vicomte wrote:So let's remember the many gigs we all attended, play the albums/CD's etc watch the DVD's and be grateful for what was........ ;-)
My feelings exactly Vicomte (though I still haven't watched any of the DVDs and will not do so until my memory of the shows themselves has faded beyond reach).

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