Leonard Cohen Tour 2008–2010

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Leonard Cohen World Tour
World tour by Leonard Cohen
Start date June 14, 2008
End date December 11, 2010
Legs 13
Shows 94 in North America
135 in Europe
26 in Oceania
1 in Middle East
256 in Total
Leonard Cohen concert chronology
The Future World Tour
(1993)
Leonard Cohen Tour 2008–2010
(2008-10)
Old Ideas World Tour
(2012)

In January 2008, Leonard Cohen announced a long-anticipated world tour. It would be Cohen's first tour in 15 Years.

Background[edit]

2008 tour[edit]

2008 concert tour

13 January 2008, Cohen quietly announced a long-anticipated concert tour.[1] The tour, Cohen's first in 15 years, began 11 May in Fredericton, New Brunswick to wide critical acclaim, and was extended until Winter of 2010.[2] The schedule of the first leg in Summer of 2008 encompassed Canada and Europe, including performances at The Big Chill,[3] the Montreal Jazz Festival, and on the Pyramid Stage at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival on 29 June 2008.[4] His performance at Glastonbury was hailed by many as the highlight of the festival,[5] and his performance of "Hallelujah" as the sun went down received a rapturous reception and a lengthy ovation from a packed Pyramid Stage field.[6] He also played two shows in London's O2 Arena, and in Dublin he gave a "milestone concert", while in Dublin he was the first performer to play an open air concert at IMMA (Royal Hospital Kilmainham) ground, performing there on 13, 14 and 15 June 2008. In 2009, the performances were awarded Ireland's Meteor Music Award as the best international performance of the year.

In September, October and November 2008, Cohen gave a marathon tour of Europe, including stops in Austria, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Italy, Germany, and Scandinavia. In London, he played two more shows at the O2 Arena and two additional shows at the Royal Albert Hall.

2009 tour[edit]

The third leg of Cohen's World Tour 2008-2009 encompassed New Zealand and Australia from 20 January to 10 February 2009.[7] In January 2009, The Pacific Tour first came to New Zealand. Simon Sweetman in The Dominion Post (Wellington) of 21 January wrote "It is hard work having to put this concert in to words so I'll just say something I have never said in a review before and will never say again: this was the best show I have ever seen." The Sydney Entertainment Centre show on 28 January sold out rapidly, which motivated promoters to announce a second show at the venue. The first performance was well-received, and the audience of 12,000 responded with five standing ovations. In response to hearing about the devastation to the Yarra Valley region of Victoria in Australia, Cohen donated $200,000 to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal in support of those affected by the extensive Black Saturday bushfires that razed the area just weeks after his performance at the Rochford Winery in the A Day on the Green concert.[8] Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper reported: "Tour promoter Frontier Touring said $200,000 would be donated on behalf of Cohen, fellow performer Paul Kelly and Frontier to aid victims of the bushfires."[9]

On 19 February 2009, Cohen played his first American concert in fifteen years at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.[10] The show, showcased as the special performance for fans, Leonard Cohen Forum members and press, was the only show in the whole three-year tour which was broadcast on the radio (NPR) and available as the free podcast.

The North American Tour of 2009 opened on 1 April and included the performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, 17 April 2009, in front of one of the largest outdoor theatre crowds in the history of the festival. His performance of Hallelujah was widely regarded as one of the highlights of the festival, thus repeating the major success of the 2008 Glastonbury appearance. The performance has been included on 2010 Songs from the Road live release. During this leg, Cohen regularly performed new song, "Lullaby".

On 1 July 2009, Cohen started his marathon European tour, his third in two years. The itinerary mostly included sport arenas and open air Summer festivals in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Ireland (the show at O2 in Dublin won him the second Meteor Music Award in a row), but also performances in Serbia in the Belgrade Arena, in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, and again in Romania. On 3 August, Cohen gave an open air show at the Piazza San Marco in Venice.

On 18 September 2009, on the stage at a concert in Valencia, Spain, Cohen suddenly fainted halfway through performing his song "Bird on the Wire", the fourth in the two-act set list; Cohen was brought down backstage by his band members and then admitted to local hospital, while the concert was suspended.[11] It was reported that Cohen had stomach problems, and possibly food poisoning.[12] Three days later, on 21 September, on his 75th birthday, he performed in Barcelona. The show, last in Europe in 2009 and rumoured to be the last European concert ever, attracted many international fans, who lighted the green candles honouring Cohen's birthday, leading Cohen to give a special speech of thanks for the fans and Leonard Cohen Forum.

The last concert of this leg was held in Ramat Gan, Israel, on 24 September, three days after Cohen's 75th birthday, at Ramat Gan Stadium. The event was surrounded by public discussion due to a cultural boycott of Israel proposed by a number of musicians.[13] Nevertheless, tickets for the Tel Aviv concert, Cohen's first performance in Israel since 1980, sold out in less than 24 hours.[14] It was announced that the proceeds from the sale of the 47,000 tickets would go into a charitable fund in partnership with Amnesty International and would be used by Israeli and Palestinian peace groups for projects providing health services to children and bringing together Israeli veterans and former Palestinian fighters and the families of those killed in the conflict.[15] However, on 17 August 2009, Amnesty International released a statement saying they were withdrawing from any involvement with the concert and its proceeds.[16] Amnesty International later stated that its withdrawal was not due to the boycott but "the lack of support from Israeli and Palestinian NGOs."[17] The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) led the call for the boycott, claiming that Cohen was "intent on whitewashing Israel's colonial apartheid regime by performing in Israel."[18] On 24 September at the Ramat Gan concert, Cohen was highly emotional about the Israeli-Palestinian NGO Bereaved Families for Peace. He mentioned the organization twice, saying "It was a while ago that I first heard of the work of the 'Bereaved Parents for Peace'. That there was this coalition of Palestinian and Israeli families who had lost so much in the conflict and whose depth of suffering had compelled them to reach across the border into the houses of the enemy. Into the houses of those, to locate them who had suffered as much as they had, and then to stand with them in aching confraternity, a witness to an understanding that is beyond peace and that is beyond confrontation. So, this is not about forgiving and forgetting, this is not about laying down one's arms in a time of war, this is not even about peace, although, God willing, it could be a beginning. This is about a response to human grief. A radical, unique and holy, holy, holy response to human suffering. Baruch Hashem, thank God, I bow my head in respect to the nobility of this enterprise."[19] At the end of the show he blessed the crowd by the Priestly Blessing, a Jewish blessing offered by Kohanim. Cohen's surname derives from this Hebrew word for priest, thus identifying him as a Kohen.[20]

The sixth leg of the 2008-2009 world tour went again to US, with fifteen shows in October and November, with the "final" show in San Jose. The final leg included two new songs, "Feels So Good" and "The Darkness". But at that point, Cohen's "World Tour 2010" was already announced with the European dates in March.

The 2009 world tour earned a reported $9.5 million, putting Cohen at number 39 on Billboard magazine's list of the year's top musical "money makers."[21]

2010 tour[edit]

Cohen's 2008-2009 world tour was prolonged into 2010. Originally scheduled to start in March, the first dozen of the original European dates were postponed to September and October due to Cohen's lower-back injury.[22] Officially billed as the "World Tour 2010", the tour started on 25 July 2010 in Arena Zagreb, Croatia, where in the week of the show 16 of Cohen's albums simultaneously entered the Croatian Top 40,[23] while Cohen's work was presented by the translation of Book of Mercy, two of Cohen's biographies, and with selection of poems in major literary magazine Quorum, while there was also the translation of Linda Hutcheon's work on Cohen's literary output. In December 2010, the national daily newspaper Vjesnik ranked Cohen's show among the five most important cultural event in Croatia in 2010, in the poll among dozen of intellectuals and writers; it was the only event ranked which was not actually Croatian.[24] The tour continued through August, with stops in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Scandinavia, and Ireland, where on 31 July & 1 August 2010 Cohen performed at Lissadell House in County Sligo. It was Cohen’s ninth Irish concert in just two years after a hiatus of more than 20 years.[25] On 12 August, Cohen played the 200th show of the tour in Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, where he had already played in October 2008; the show was four hours long.

The Fall leg of the European tour started in early September with an open-air show in Florence, Italy, and continued through Germany, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Austria, where Cohen performed at the famous open-air opera stage of Römersteinbruch bei St. Margarethen im Burgenland, and then continued with dates in France, Poland, Russia (Moscow's State Kremlin Palace), Slovenia and Slovakia.[26] In Slovenia's brand new Arena Stožice, Cohen accepted Croatia's Porin music award for best foreign live video programme, which he won for his Live in London DVD.[27] Cohen's last European show was held in Sibamac Arena, in Bratislava, Slovakia. The shows in late September and October were performed without Sharon Robinson, who left this tour leg due to heavy illness; the setlist omitted songs co-written by her, but old Cohen standards were added instead.

The third leg of the 2010 tour started on 28 October in New Zealand and continued in Australia, including an open-air concert at Hanging Rock near Melbourne. It was the first show ever organised at the site. The tour finished with seven special dates added in Vancouver, Portland, Victoria and Oakland, with two final shows in Las Vegas' The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on 10 and 11 December. The very last concert on 11 December was the 246th show on the world tour which started on 11 May 2008.

Live releases[edit]

On 14 September 2010, Sony Music released a live CD/DVD album, Songs from the Road, showcasing Cohen's 2008 and 2009 live performances. The previous year, Cohen's performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight Music Festival was released as a CD/DVD combo. The DVD version included interviews with Kris Kristofferson and others.

Live in London[edit]

On 21 March 2009, Cohen released Live in London, recorded on 17 July 2008 at London's O2 Arena and released on DVD and as a two-CD set. The album contains 25 songs and is over two-and-a-half hours long. It was the first official DVD in Cohen's recording career. The quotation on the album referred to one hundred five-star reviews the tour gained in the international press in 2008.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America (First Leg)
May 11, 2008 Fredericton Canada Fredericton Playhouse
May 12, 2008 Halifax Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
May 13, 2008
May 15, 2008
May 16, 2008
May 17, 2008
May 18, 2008 Charlottetown Confederation Centre of the Arts
May 20, 2008 Glace Bay The Savoy Theatre
May 21, 2008
May 23, 2008 Moncton Théâtre Capitol Moncton
May 25, 2008 St. John's Holy Heart Theatre
May 26, 2008
May 27, 2008
May 30, 2008 Saguenay Auditorium Dufour
May 31, 2008
June 2, 2008 Kitchener Centre In The Square
June 3, 2008 Hamilton Hamilton Place Theatre
June 4, 2008
June 6, 2008 Toronto Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
June 7, 2008
June 8, 2008
June 9, 2008
Europe (First Leg)
June 13, 2008 Dublin Ireland Irish Museum of Modern Art
June 14, 2008
June 15, 2008
June 17, 2008 Manchester England Manchester Opera House
June 18, 2008
June 19, 2008
June 20, 2008
North America (Second Leg)
June 23, 2008[A] Montreal Canada Place des Arts
June 24, 2008[A]
June 25, 2008[A]
Europe (Second Leg)
June 29, 2008[B] Pilton England Worthy Farm
July 1, 2008 Oslo Norway Bislett Stadion
July 3, 2008 Helsingborg Sweden Sofiero Slott
July 5, 2008 Copenhagen Denmark Rosenborg Castle
July 6, 2008 Århus Rådhusparken
July 8, 2008[C] Montreux Switzerland Auditorium Stravinski
July 9, 2008[D] Lyon France Ancient Theatre of Fourvière
July 10, 2008 Brugge Brussels Minnewaterpark
July 12, 2008 Amsterdam Netherlands Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek
July 16, 2008 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Castle
July 17, 2008 London England The O2 Arena
July 19, 2008 Lisbon Portugal Passeio Marítimo de Algés
July 20, 2008[E] Benicàssim Spain Benicàssim Festival Grounds
July 22, 2008[F] Nice France Place Massena
July 25, 2008 Lörrach Germany Lörrach Burghof
July 27, 2008[G] Lucca Italy Piazza Napoleone
July 28, 2008 Rome Auditorium Parco della Musica
July 30, 2008 Athens Greece Terra Vibe Park
August 3, 2008[H] Ledbury England Eastnor Castle
Europe (Third Leg)
September 21, 2008 Bucharest Romania Stadionul Arcul de Triumf
September 24, 2008 Vienna Austria Wierner Konzerthaus
September 25, 2008
September 27, 2008 Prague Czech Republic Tesla Arena
September 29, 2008 Wrocław Poland Hala Orbita
October 1, 2008 Warsaw Torwar Hall
October 4, 2008 Berlin Germany O2 World Berlin
October 6, 2008 Munich Olympiahalle
October 10, 2008 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
October 12, 2008 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
October 15, 2008 Stockholm Globen Arena
October 17, 2008 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
October 19, 2008 Brussels Belgium Forest National
October 20, 2008
October 23, 2008 Milan Italy Teatro degli Arcimboldi
October 25, 2008 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
October 27, 2008 Geneva SEG Geneva Arena
October 29, 2008 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
October 31, 2008 Hamburg O2 World Hamburg
November 2, 2008 Oberhausen König Pilsener Arena
November 3, 2008 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
November 5, 2008 Glasgow Scotland Clyde Auditorium
November 6, 2008
November 8, 2008 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
November 11, 2008 Bournemouth England Bournemouth International Centre
November 13, 2008 London The O2 Arena
November 14, 2008
November 17, 2008 Royal Albert Hall
November 18, 2008
November 22, 2008 Birmingham LG Arena
November 24, 2008 Paris France L'Olympia
November 25, 2008
November 26, 2008
November 28, 2008 Brighton England Brighton Centre
November 30, 2008 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
Oceania (First Leg)
January 20, 2009 Wellington New Zealand TSB Bank Arena
January 22, 2009 Auckland Vector Arena
January 24, 2009 Coldstream Australia Rochford Winery
January 26, 2009 Adelaide Leconfield Winery
January 28, 2009 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
January 29, 2009
January 31, 2009 Hunter Valley Bimbadgen Estate
February 1, 2009 Bowral Centennial Vineyards
February 3, 2009 Queensland Brisbane Entertainment Centre
February 5, 2009 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
February 7, 2009 Swan Valley Sandalford Winery
February 10, 2009 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
North America (Third Leg)
February 19, 2009 New York City United States Beacon Theatre
April 1, 2009 Austin Michael and Susan Dell Hall
April 2, 2009
April 3, 2009 Grand Prairie Nokia Live at Grand Prairie
April 5, 2009 Phoenix Dodge Theatre
April 7, 2009 San Diego Copley Symphony Hall
April 10, 2009 Los Angeles Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
April 11, 2009
April 13, 2009 Oakland Paramount Theatre
April 14, 2009
April 15, 2009
April 17, 2009[I] Indio Empire Polo Club
April 19, 2009 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
April 21, 2009 Victoria Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
April 23, 2009 Seattle United States WaMu Theatre
April 25, 2009 Edmonton Canada Rexall Place
April 26, 2009 Calgary Jack Singer Concert Hall
April 28, 2009 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
April 30, 2009 Winnipeg MTS Centre
May 3, 2009 Minneapolis United States Orpheum Theatre
May 5, 2009 Chicago Chicago Theatre
May 6, 2009
May 9, 2009 Detroit Fox Theatre
May 11, 2009 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 12, 2009 Philadelphia Philadelphia Academy of Music
May 14, 2009 Waterbury Waterbury Palace Theatre
May 16, 2009 New York City Radio City Music Hall
May 17, 2009
May 19, 2009 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
May 21, 2009 Quebec City Pavillon de la Jeunesse
May 22, 2009 Kingston K-Rock Centre
May 24, 2009 London John Labatt Centre
May 25, 2009 Ottawa Southam Hall
May 26, 2009
May 29, 2009 Boston United States Wang Theatre
May 30, 2009
June 2, 2009 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Europe (Fourth Leg)
July 1, 2009 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
July 2, 2009 Berlin O2 World Berlin
July 4, 2009 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
July 6, 2009 Nantes France Le Zénith Nantes Métropole
July 7, 2009 Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
July 9, 2009 Toulouse Le Zénith de Toulouse
July 11, 2009 Weybridge England Mercedes-Benz World
July 14, 2009 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
July 16, 2009[J] Langesund Norway Mandssangforening
July 17, 2009[K] Molde Molde Festival Grounds
July 19, 2009 Dublin Ireland The O2
July 20, 2009
July 22, 2009
July 23, 2009
July 26, 2009 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
July 30, 2009 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
July 31, 2009 León Spain Leon Arena
August 3, 2009 Venice Italy San Marco
August 5, 2009 Istanbul Turkey Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre
August 6, 2009
August 11, 2009 Palma Spain Palma Arena
August 13, 2009[L] Vigo Vigo Festival Grounds
August 15, 2009[M] Girona Girona Festival Grounds
August 16, 2009[N] Colmar France Colmar Parc des Expositions
August 18, 2009 Vienne Theatre Antique
August 20, 2009[O] Nimes Arena of Nîmes
August 22, 2009[P] Monte Carlo Monaco Monaco Sporting Club
August 23, 2009[P]
August 26, 2009 Wiesen Austria Festivalgelande Wiesen
August 28, 2009 Bratislava Slovakia Incheba Expo
August 29, 2009 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
August 31, 2009 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
September 2, 2009 Belgrade Serbia Belgrade Arena
September 4, 2009 Bucharest Romania Bucharest Youth Stadium
September 12, 2009 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad
September 13, 2009 Granada Colisseum
September 15, 2009 Zaragoza Príncipe Felipe Arena
September 17, 2009 Barakaldo Bilbao Arena
September 21, 2009 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
Middle East
September 24, 2009[Q] Ramat Gan Israel Ramat Gan Stadium
North America (Fourth Leg)
October 17, 2009 Sunrise United States BankAtlantic Center
October 19, 2009 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
October 20, 2009 Atlanta Fox Theatre
October 22, 2009 Philadelphia Wachovia Spectrum
October 23, 2009 New York City Madison Square Garden
October 25, 2009 Cleveland Allen Theatre
October 27, 2009 Columbus Columbus Palace Theatre
October 29, 2009 Rosemont Rosemont Theatre
November 1, 2009 Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
November 3, 2009 Durham Durham Performing Arts Center
November 5, 2009 Nashville Tennessee Performing Arts Center
November 7, 2009 St. Louis Fox Theatre
November 9, 2009 Kansas City Midland Theatre
November 12, 2009 Paradise The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
November 13, 2009 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
Europe (Fifth Leg)
July 25, 2010 Zagreb Croatia Arena Zagreb
July 27, 2010 Salzburg Austria Salzburgarena
July 28, 2010 Graz Stadthalle Graz
July 31, 2010 Sligo Ireland Lissadell House
August 1, 2010
August 4, 2010 Malmö Sweden Malmö Arena
August 6, 2010 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
August 8, 2010 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
August 10, 2010 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
August 12, 2010 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
August 14, 2010 Odense Denmark Engen
August 18, 2010 Berlin Germany Waldbühne
August 20, 2010 Ghent Belgium St. Peter's Square
August 21, 2010
August 22, 2010
September 1, 2010 Florence Italy Piazza Santa Croce
September 3, 2010 Wiesbaden Germany Wiesbaden Bowling Green
September 5, 2010 Burgenland Austria Roemersteinbruch
September 8, 2010 Münchenstein Switzerland St. Jakobshalle
September 10, 2010 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
September 12, 2010 Ourense Spain Pabellon Paco Paz
September 15, 2010 Caen France Zénith de Caen
September 17, 2010 Grenoble Palais des Sports
September 19, 2010 Strasbourg Zénith de Strasbourg
September 21, 2010 Marseille Le Dôme de Marseille
September 23, 2010 Tours Tours Grand Hall
September 25, 2010 Lille Zénith de Lille Grand Palais
September 27, 2010 Hanover Germany TUI Arena
September 29, 2010 Dortmund Westfalenhallen
October 1, 2010 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
October 4, 2010 Katowice Poland Spodek
October 7, 2010 Moscow Russia Grand Kremlin Palace
October 10, 2010 Warsaw Poland Torwar Hall
October 12, 2010 Ljubljana Slovenia Arena Stožice
October 13, 2010 Bratislava Slovakia Sibamac Arena
Oceania (Second Leg)
October 28, 2010 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena
October 29, 2010
October 31, 2010 Wellington TSB Bank Arena
November 1, 2010
November 3, 2010 Addington CBS Canterbury Arena
November 6, 2010 Queensland Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
November 8, 2010 Sydney Acer Arena
November 9, 2010
November 12, 2010 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
November 13, 2010
November 15, 2010 Hobart Derwent Entertainment Centre
November 18, 2010 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
November 20, 2010 Macedon Hanging Rock
November 24, 2010 Perth ME Bank Stadium
North America (Fourth Leg)
November 30, 2010 Victoria Canada Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
December 2, 2010 Vancouver Rogers Arena
December 5, 2010 Oakland United States Paramount Theatre
December 6, 2010
December 8, 2010 Portland Theater of Clouds
December 10, 2010 Paradise The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
December 11, 2010
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
June 2, 2009 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre Rescheduled to June 4, 2009
September 4, 2009 Bucharest Piata Constitutiei Moved to Iolanda Balas Soter Stadium
September 18, 2009 Valencia Velódromo Lluis Puig Suspended (Cohen was medically treated after 3rd song)
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances

Setlists[edit]

Band[edit]

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