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Stellar comeback year
Leonard Cohen performs at Bilbao Exhibition Centre on Thursday
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The town of Barakaldo, Biscay, will be hosting one of the most important concerts of the season.
Leonard Cohen at Coachella Festival. Photo: EITB
Bilbao's BEC was chosen by Leonard Cohen as one of the venues for the Canadian's current European tour.
The singer, poet, and songwriter represents the quintessential marriage of extraordinary artistry and sharp, poignant intellect. Cohen is equally an outstanding poet and novelist compared to the likes of James Joyce or Henry Miller. It was not until 1967, when Cohen was well into his thirties, that he released his debut album, The Songs of Leonard Cohen; by this time he was an internationally celebrated writer, and so it is that same literary base which elevates Cohen's musical work to the heights of genius.
His work, concerning novels, poems, or songs, often deals with the exploration of religion, isolation, sexuality and complex interpersonal relationships.
The premises will be converted into a kind of theatre for the gig's date on September 17th at 9.30 pm. There are still tickets available on http://www.ticktackticket.com, http://www.ticketmaster.es or 902 15 00 25 phone number. The gig has been organised by Basque promoter Get In.