World tour or not 2012

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World tour or not 2012

Postby Tony Crosbie » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:25 pm

The organisation needed to bring a World Tour to fruition must be great. All fans, including me, hope that Leonard will tour in 2012 especially as his new album 'Old Ideas' will be released on January 31st, 2012 but I have to be realistic. If such a tour was to happen I think that the promotion would already be in full swing. The band would have to cancel their own schedules for next year, rehearsals would be taking place and presumably the booking of trains - boats - aeroplane flights would be in train and I feel if all of this was happening their would surely be leaks. Also, Leonard himself will be 78 next birthday and I have to wonder would he be up for such an undertaking. All things considered I do not think their will be a World Tour next year. God wouldn't I love to be proved wrong.
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Re: WORLD TOUR OR NOT 2012

Postby Mabeanie1 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:49 pm

Interesting comments Tony. I too hope that there will be some tour dates next year - though a world tour sounds rather too much to hope for. However, unlike you, I do not think it is too late to organise a tour and who knows, interested parties may already have dates provisionally blocked in their diaries. A bit like knowing when you would like to take your summer holiday but not actually booking anything. A lot less rehearsal time would be needed after an 18 month hiatus than after a 15 year break. Venues and hotels can still be found and I guess the people who hire out private planes are used to being very discrete and not leaking their clients' names.

For now, I totally accept Jarkko's statement that no decision has been made one way or another with regard to a tour. It is inevitable that there will be speculation after the mammoth 2008-10 tour but it also seems right and appropriate that the focus at this time should totally be on the launch and promotion of "Old Ideas".

After that, well the natural time to announce a tour would be after the release of the album. If no tour is announced then, well I guess Leonard will have decided not to hit the road again for whatever reason.

Until then, there is always hope.

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Re: WORLD TOUR OR NOT 2012

Postby lizzytysh » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:26 am

Hey, Tony... I understand what you are saying and mean; however, I think I'll weigh in with Wendy on this one :) .

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Re: WORLD TOUR OR NOT 2012

Postby Jonnie Falafel » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:27 pm

If there's no tour - and a tour to coincide with the album is extremely unlikely at this juncture - then what about a tour of literary festivals, bookshops, villgae halls etc. to do readings, talks, meet the people? Just a suggestion. You listening leonard?
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Re: WORLD TOUR OR NOT 2012

Postby jarkko » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:02 pm

The promotion of the new album will not include any of those elements. The promotion has to cover the whole world; any local small-scale activities would not support that goal but be waste of time and resources. [Just my own humble opinion ;-) ]
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Re: WORLD TOUR OR NOT 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:48 pm

jarkko wrote:The promotion of the new album will not include any of those elements. The promotion has to cover the whole world; any local small-scale activities would not support that goal but be waste of time and resources. [Just my own humble opinion ;-) ]
I'm hoping, hoping hoping - for an appearance - like - say maybe - on the Tonight Show ... 8)
I'm sure Jay Leno would be more than delighted to have Leonard Cohen (and I believe he went to one of Leonard's shows and had wanted Leonard to come on his show at that time).
As well - it would be SO convenient - being in Burbank (Los Angeles). :D
A promotional appearance for the new album.
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Re: WORLD TOUR OR NOT 2012

Postby Goldin » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:02 pm

jarkko wrote:The promotion of the new album will not include any of those elements. The promotion has to cover the whole world; any local small-scale activities would not support that goal but be waste of time and resources. [Just my own humble opinion ;-) ]
Would you let us know your private opinion on what this world wide promotion could be like? :)
(music video?.. TV or radio appearance would be rather local/national acting than global...)
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Re: WORLD TOUR OR NOT 2012

Postby jarkko » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:10 pm

Still two months to go... A lot will happen before the release date, but let's first enjoy the Xmas and New Year festivities! :razz:
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Re: WORLD TOUR OR NOT 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:23 pm

Goldin wrote:
jarkko wrote:The promotion of the new album will not include any of those elements. The promotion has to cover the whole world; any local small-scale activities would not support that goal but we waste of time and resources. [Just my own humble opinion ;-) ]
Would you let us know your private opinion on what this world wide promotion could be like? :)
(music video?.. TV or radio appearance would be rather local/national acting than global...)
The Tonight Show - definitely world wide promotion. 8)

Yes, Jarkko - I am very patient. :D
And - just the release in January of the new album - alone, that is a LOT!!

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Re: WORLD TOUR OR NOT 2012

Postby Maulwurf » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:18 pm

jarkko wrote:Still two months to go... A lot will happen before the release date, but let's first enjoy the Xmas and New Year festivities! :razz:

indeed.
and let us look forward to all the great moments of 2012 that we already know of:

- the screwjob on the u.s. national anthem by some former children's tv star on super bowl sunday
- "old ideas" becomes #1 on the billboards
- bvb retaining the bundesliga championship
- the eurovision song contest in baku, azerbaijan
- the opening ceremony of the london summer olympics with all the beautiful flags of our most beloved countries such as botsuana, chinese taipei, st. kitts and nevis or vanuatu
- the 2012 leonard cohen event in madison, wisconsin
- leonard cohen turning 78
- the release of the 13th leonard cohen studio record "new ideas"
- the release of the 14th leonard cohen studio record "final songs"
- the doom of all mankind due to the damn maya calendar

:-)
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Re: WORLD TOUR OR NOT 2012

Postby Karren B » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:06 pm

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Re: WORLD TOUR OR NOT 2012

Postby lonndubh » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:47 am

Maulwurf wrote:
jarkko wrote:Still two months to go... A lot will happen before the release date, but let's first enjoy the Xmas and New Year festivities! :razz:

indeed.
and let us look forward to all the great moments of 2012 that we already know of:

- the screwjob on the u.s. national anthem by some former children's tv star on super bowl sunday
- "old ideas" becomes #1 on the billboards
- bvb retaining the bundesliga championship
- the eurovision song contest in baku, azerbaijan
- the opening ceremony of the london summer olympics with all the beautiful flags of our most beloved countries such as botsuana, chinese taipei, st. kitts and nevis or vanuatu
- the 2012 leonard cohen event in madison, wisconsin
- leonard cohen turning 78

Lots to look forward to !!
- the release of the 13th leonard cohen studio record "new ideas"
- the release of the 14th leonard cohen studio record "final songs"
- the doom of all mankind due to the damn maya calendar

:-)
Lots to look forward to !!Lots to look forward to !!Lots to look forward to !!And so say all of us :lol:
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Re: World tour or not 2012

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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby Chema » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:43 pm

I bet that next year there will be a new Leonard Cohen's tour... And I challenge anybody to put it in writing and to tell all an sundry about it if I am wrong. Time says who is right!!! :D :D :D
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Re: World tour or not 2012

Postby jontas » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:43 pm

I absolutely think there will be a tour, or at the very least, a couple of shows. Why else would they have built a tour section into his new website? As a programmer I can say from experience we don't like building features for no reason that will never be used (not to mention the cost to build).

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