Perth Arena is a new entertainment/sporting venue, officially opened just a year ago (November 2012). It is located in the city centre of Perth, Western Australia. It has a unique design - based on the Eternity puzzle - and has a retractable roof.
Capacity for concerts is 15,500.
From the venue - http://www.pertharena.com.au/Event_Cale ... Cohen.aspx
Wed 13 Nov 2013
Presented by: The Frontier Touring Company
General Public Onsale: Monday 12 August, 10am
Critically acclaimed music legend Leonard Cohen is returning to Australia for a series of enigmatic performances starting at Perth Arena on Wednesday November 13, 2013.
An artist who requires no introduction, Cohen is arguably the greatest singer songwriter of modern times. His foundations as a poet can be seen throughout his colourful and emotive song writing. Cohen has created an anthology of songs that indulge the senses and stay with you long after the music finishes.
At his induction into the American Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, he was recognised by Lou Reed as “without question one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater mystery and depth as time goes on”.
With a career spanning six decades and sell out shows around the world, the hunger to see this highly influential writer, poet and troubadour remains undiminished.
‘This was a prayer meeting, not only for the crowd... Such is the reverence, so eager are people not to miss a beat, that they don't even sing along. Every song – all the hits, plus a handful from last year's Old Ideas – beams out pure, with a slight sibilant echo from the O2's walls’ – The Guardian ★★★★★
‘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 ★★★★★
Don’t miss the magnetic and inimitable Leonard Cohen as he returns with his emotive, poignant and legendary concert on Wednesday.
Approximate Running Times:
06:30 PM External Doors
07:00 PM Internal Doors
08:00 PM Performance Start
09:15 PM Intermission Start
09:40 PM Act Two Start
11:00 PM Curfew