Leonard Cohen Tour 2008–2010

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Leonard Cohen World Tour
World tour by Leonard Cohen
Start date May 11, 2008
End date December 11, 2010
Legs 9
No. of shows 84 in North America
136 in Europe
26 in Oceania
1 in Middle East
247 in Total
Leonard Cohen concert chronology

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]

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.

Songs From the Road[edit]

Songs From the Road appeared roughly 14 months after releasing Live in London , which preserved Cohen's July 2008 performance at London's O2 Arena. This collection features 12 songs from his 2008 and 2009 concert dates, and while this album isn't exactly a collection of rarities, it does feature a number of lesser-known tunes (such as "Heart with No Companion" and "That Don't Make It Junk") and variant versions of some of his more famous numbers (Cohen juggles the order of the verses on "Suzanne" and adds a new verse to "Bird on a Wire"). The selections were taken from a wide variety of locations, including Tel Aviv, Scotland, Finland, and Cohen's native Canada.

Set lists[edit]

2008 set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance on November 13, 2008 in London, England. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

  1. "Dance Me to the End of Love"
  2. "The Future"
  3. "Ain't No Cure for Love"
  4. "Bird on the Wire"
  5. "Everybody Knows"
  6. "In My Secret Life"
  7. "Who by Fire"
  8. "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye"
  9. "That Don't Make It Junk"
  10. "Anthem"
Intermission
  1. "Tower of Song"
  2. "Suzanne"
  3. "The Gypsy's Wife"
  4. "The Partisan"
  5. "Boogie Street"
  6. "Hallelujah"
  7. "I'm Your Man"
  8. "A Thousand Kisses Deep"
  9. "Take This Waltz"
Encore
  1. "So Long, Marianne"
  2. "First We Take Manhattan"
  3. "Famous Blue Raincoat"
  4. "If It Be Your Will"
  5. "Democracy"
  6. "I Tried to Leave You"
  7. "Whither Thou Goest"

2009 set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance on October 23, 2009 in New York City, New York. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

  1. "Dance Me to the End of Love"
  2. "The Future"
  3. "Ain't No Cure for Love"
  4. "Bird on the Wire"
  5. "Everybody Knows"
  6. "In My Secret Life"
  7. "Who by Fire"
  8. "Chelsea Hotel #2"
  9. "Waiting for the Miracle"
  10. "The Flood"
  11. "Anthem"
Intermission
  1. "Tower of Song"
  2. "Suzanne"
  3. "Sisters of Mercy"
  4. "The Gypsy's Wife"
  5. "The Partisan"
  6. "Boogie Street"
  7. "Hallelujah"
  8. "I'm Your Man"
  9. "A Thousand Kisses"
  10. "Take This Waltz"
Encores
  1. "So Long, Marianne"
  2. "First We Take Manhattan"
  3. "Famous Blue Raincoat"
  4. "If It Be Your Will"
  5. "Closing Time"
  6. "I Tried to Leave You"

2010 set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance on November 30, 2010 in Victoria, British Columbia. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

  1. "Dance Me to the End of Love"
  2. "The Future"
  3. "Ain't No Cure for Love"
  4. "Bird on the Wire"
  5. "Everybody Knows"
  6. "In My Secret Life"
  7. "Who by Fire"
  8. "Darkness"
  9. "Chelsea Hotel #2"
  10. "Waiting for the Miracle"
  11. "Anthem"
Intermission
  1. "Tower of Song"
  2. "Suzanne"
  3. "Avalanche"
  4. "A Singer Must Die"
  5. "Sisters of Mercy"
  6. "The Gypsy's Wife"
  7. "The Partisan"
  8. "Boogie Street"
  9. "Hallelujah"
  10. "I'm Your Man"
  11. "A Thousand Kisses Deep"
  12. "Take This Waltz"
Encores
  1. "So Long, Marianne"
  2. "If It Be Your Will"
  3. "Closing Time"
  4. "I Tried to Leave You"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets Sold/Available Box Office
North America
May 11, 2008 Fredericton Canada Fredericton Playhouse N/A N/A
May 12, 2008 Halifax Rebecca Cohn Auditorium N/A N/A
May 13, 2008 N/A N/A
May 15, 2008 N/A N/A
May 16, 2008 N/A N/A
May 17, 2008 N/A N/A
May 18, 2008 Charlottetown Confederation Centre of the Arts N/A N/A
May 20, 2008 Glace Bay The Savoy Theatre N/A N/A
May 21, 2008 N/A N/A
May 23, 2008 Moncton Théâtre Capitol Moncton N/A N/A
May 25, 2008 St. John's Holy Heart Theatre N/A N/A
May 26, 2008 N/A N/A
May 27, 2008 N/A N/A
May 30, 2008 Saguenay Auditorium Dufour N/A N/A
May 31, 2008 N/A N/A
June 2, 2008 Kitchener Centre In The Square N/A N/A
June 3, 2008 Hamilton Hamilton Place Theatre N/A N/A
June 4, 2008 N/A N/A
June 6, 2008 Toronto Sony Centre for the Performing Arts N/A N/A
June 7, 2008 N/A N/A
June 8, 2008 N/A N/A
June 9, 2008 N/A N/A
Europe
June 13, 2008 Dublin Ireland Irish Museum of Modern Art 36,715 / 37,500 (98%) $6,171,090
June 14, 2008
June 15, 2008
June 17, 2008 Manchester England Manchester Opera House 7,354 / 8,000 (92%) $1,059,782
June 18, 2008
June 19, 2008
June 20, 2008
North America
June 23, 2008 Montreal Canada Place des Arts [a]
June 24, 2008
June 25, 2008
Europe
June 29, 2008 Pilton England Worthy Farm [b]
July 1, 2008 Oslo Norway Bislett Stadion 13,879 / 20,000 (69%) $1,643,163
July 3, 2008 Helsingborg Sweden Sofiero Slott 6,943 / 15,000 (46%) $923,719
July 5, 2008 Copenhagen Denmark Rosenborg Castle 10,651 / 15,000 (71%) $1,905,089
July 6, 2008 Århus Rådhusparken 8,793 / 15,000 (59%) $1,434,877
July 8, 2008 Montreux Switzerland Auditorium Stravinski [c]
July 9, 2008 Lyon France Ancient Theatre of Fourvière [d]
July 10, 2008 Brugge Belgium Minnewaterpark N/A N/A
July 12, 2008 Amsterdam Netherlands Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek 12,429 / 15,000 (83%) $1,160,340
July 16, 2008 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Castle 8,391 / 10,000 (84%) $856,154
July 17, 2008 London England The O2 Arena 15,627 / 16,000 (98%) $1,915,769
July 19, 2008 Lisbon Portugal Passeio Marítimo de Algés N/A N/A
July 20, 2008 Benicàssim Spain Benicàssim Festival Grounds [e]
July 22, 2008 Nice France Place Massena [f]
July 25, 2008 Lörrach Germany Lörrach Burghof N/A N/A
July 27, 2008 Lucca Italy Piazza Napoleone [g]
July 28, 2008 Rome Auditorium Parco della Musica N/A N/A
July 30, 2008 Athens Greece Terra Vibe Park N/A N/A
August 3, 2008 Ledbury England Eastnor Castle [h]
September 21, 2008 Bucharest Romania Stadionul Arcul de Triumf N/A N/A
September 24, 2008 Vienna Austria Wierner Konzerthaus N/A N/A
September 25, 2008 N/A N/A
September 27, 2008 Prague Czech Republic Tesla Arena N/A N/A
September 29, 2008 Wrocław Poland Hala Orbita N/A N/A
October 1, 2008 Warsaw Torwar Hall N/A N/A
October 4, 2008 Berlin Germany O2 World Berlin N/A N/A
October 6, 2008 Munich Olympiahalle N/A N/A
October 10, 2008 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena N/A N/A
October 12, 2008 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium N/A N/A
October 15, 2008 Stockholm Globen Arena N/A N/A
October 17, 2008 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen N/A N/A
October 19, 2008 Brussels Belgium Forest National N/A N/A
October 20, 2008 N/A N/A
October 23, 2008 Milan Italy Teatro degli Arcimboldi N/A N/A
October 25, 2008 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion N/A N/A
October 27, 2008 Geneva SEG Geneva Arena N/A N/A
October 29, 2008 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt N/A N/A
October 31, 2008 Hamburg O2 World Hamburg N/A N/A
November 2, 2008 Oberhausen König Pilsener Arena N/A N/A
November 3, 2008 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam N/A N/A
November 5, 2008 Glasgow Scotland Clyde Auditorium N/A N/A
November 6, 2008 N/A N/A
November 8, 2008 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena N/A N/A
November 11, 2008 Bournemouth England Bournemouth International Centre N/A N/A
November 13, 2008 London The O2 Arena N/A N/A
November 14, 2008 N/A N/A
November 17, 2008 Royal Albert Hall N/A N/A
November 18, 2008 N/A N/A
November 22, 2008 Birmingham LG Arena N/A N/A
November 24, 2008 Paris France L'Olympia N/A N/A
November 25, 2008 N/A N/A
November 26, 2008 N/A N/A
November 28, 2008 Brighton England Brighton Centre N/A N/A
November 30, 2008 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena N/A N/A
Oceania
January 20, 2009 Wellington New Zealand TSB Bank Arena N/A N/A
January 22, 2009 Auckland Vector Arena N/A N/A
January 24, 2009 Coldstream Australia Rochford Winery N/A N/A
January 26, 2009 Adelaide Leconfield Winery N/A N/A
January 28, 2009 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre N/A N/A
January 29, 2009 N/A N/A
January 31, 2009 Hunter Valley Bimbadgen Estate N/A N/A
February 1, 2009 Bowral Centennial Vineyards N/A N/A
February 3, 2009 Queensland Brisbane Entertainment Centre 8,284 / 10,000 (83%) $776,456
February 5, 2009 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena 17,567 / 17,700 (99%) $1,605,568 [i]
February 7, 2009 Swan Valley Sandalford Winery N/A N/A
February 10, 2009 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena  —[i]
North America
February 19, 2009 New York City United States Beacon Theatre 2,475 / 2,475 (100%) $313,120
April 1, 2009 Austin Michael and Susan Dell Hall 4,725 / 4,725 (100%) $449,745
April 2, 2009
April 3, 2009 Grand Prairie Nokia Live at Grand Prairie N/A N/A
April 5, 2009 Phoenix Dodge Theatre N/A N/A
April 7, 2009 San Diego Copley Symphony Hall N/A N/A
April 10, 2009 Los Angeles Nokia Theatre L.A. Live 13,564 / 13,564 (100%) $1,251,786
April 11, 2009
April 13, 2009 Oakland Paramount Theatre 8,979 / 8,979 (100%) $973,345
April 14, 2009
April 15, 2009
April 17, 2009 Indio Empire Polo Club [j]
April 19, 2009 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place 8,632 / 8,632 (100%) $937,142
April 21, 2009 Victoria Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre 5,663 / 5,663 (100%) $436,743
April 23, 2009 Seattle United States WaMu Theater N/A N/A
April 25, 2009 Edmonton Canada Rexall Place 7,901 / 7,901 (100%) $680,204
April 26, 2009 Calgary Jack Singer Concert Hall N/A N/A
April 28, 2009 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre N/A N/A
April 30, 2009 Winnipeg MTS Centre N/A N/A
May 3, 2009 Minneapolis United States Orpheum Theatre N/A N/A
May 5, 2009 Chicago Chicago Theatre 7,029 / 7,029 (100%) $832,539
May 6, 2009
May 9, 2009 Detroit Fox Theatre N/A N/A
May 11, 2009 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion N/A N/A
May 12, 2009 Philadelphia Philadelphia Academy of Music N/A N/A
May 14, 2009 Waterbury Palace Theater N/A N/A
May 16, 2009 New York City Radio City Music Hall 11,864 / 11,864 (100%) $1,665,982
May 17, 2009
May 19, 2009 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum 6,940 / 6,940 (100%) $639,472
May 21, 2009 Quebec City Pavillon de la Jeunesse N/A N/A
May 22, 2009 Kingston K-Rock Centre N/A N/A
May 24, 2009 London John Labatt Centre N/A N/A
May 25, 2009 Ottawa Southam Hall 4,662 / 4,662 (100%) $734,824
May 26, 2009
May 29, 2009 Boston United States Wang Theatre 7,016 / 7,016 (100%) $838,697
May 30, 2009
June 2, 2009 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre N/A N/A
Europe
July 1, 2009 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena N/A N/A
July 2, 2009 Berlin O2 World Berlin N/A N/A
July 4, 2009 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis N/A N/A
July 6, 2009 Nantes France Le Zénith Nantes Métropole N/A N/A
July 7, 2009 Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy N/A N/A
July 9, 2009 Toulouse Zénith de Toulouse N/A N/A
July 11, 2009 Weybridge England Mercedes-Benz World N/A N/A
July 14, 2009 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool N/A N/A
July 16, 2009 Langesund Norway Mandssangforening [k]
July 17, 2009 Molde Molde Festival Grounds [l]
July 19, 2009 Dublin Ireland The O2 N/A N/A
July 20, 2009 N/A N/A
July 22, 2009 N/A N/A
July 23, 2009 N/A N/A
July 26, 2009 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena N/A N/A
July 30, 2009 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico N/A N/A
July 31, 2009 León Spain Leon Arena N/A N/A
August 3, 2009 Venice Italy San Marco N/A N/A
August 5, 2009 Istanbul Turkey Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre N/A N/A
August 6, 2009 N/A N/A
August 11, 2009 Palma Spain Palma Arena N/A N/A
August 13, 2009 Vigo Vigo Festival Grounds [m]
August 15, 2009 Girona Girona Festival Grounds [n]
August 16, 2009 Colmar France Colmar Parc des Expositions [o]
August 18, 2009 Vienne Theatre Antique N/A N/A
August 20, 2009 Nîmes Arena of Nîmes [p]
August 22, 2009 Monte Carlo Monaco Monaco Sporting Club [q]
August 23, 2009
August 26, 2009 Wiesen Austria Festivalgelande Wiesen N/A N/A
August 28, 2009 Bratislava Slovakia Incheba Expo N/A N/A
August 29, 2009 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena N/A N/A
August 31, 2009 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena N/A N/A
September 2, 2009 Belgrade Serbia Belgrade Arena N/A N/A
September 4, 2009 Bucharest Romania Bucharest Youth Stadium N/A N/A
September 12, 2009 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad N/A N/A
September 13, 2009 Granada Colisseum N/A N/A
September 15, 2009 Zaragoza Príncipe Felipe Arena N/A N/A
September 17, 2009 Barakaldo Bilbao Arena N/A N/A
September 21, 2009 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi N/A N/A
Middle East
September 24, 2009 Ramat Gan Israel Ramat Gan Stadium N/A N/A
North America
October 17, 2009 Sunrise United States BankAtlantic Center N/A N/A
October 19, 2009 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum N/A N/A
October 20, 2009 Atlanta Fox Theatre N/A N/A
October 22, 2009 Philadelphia Wachovia Spectrum N/A N/A
October 23, 2009 New York City Madison Square Garden 13,354 / 13,354 (100%) $1,458,089
October 25, 2009 Cleveland Allen Theatre N/A N/A
October 27, 2009 Columbus Columbus Palace Theatre N/A N/A
October 29, 2009 Rosemont Rosemont Theatre N/A N/A
November 1, 2009 Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium N/A N/A
November 3, 2009 Durham Durham Performing Arts Center N/A N/A
November 5, 2009 Nashville Tennessee Performing Arts Center N/A N/A
November 7, 2009 St. Louis Fox Theatre N/A N/A
November 9, 2009 Kansas City Midland Theatre N/A N/A
November 12, 2009 Las Vegas The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 3,228 / 3,228 (100%) $413,097
November 13, 2009 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose N/A N/A
Europe
July 25, 2010 Zagreb Croatia Arena Zagreb N/A N/A
July 27, 2010 Salzburg Austria Salzburgarena N/A N/A
July 28, 2010 Graz Stadthalle Graz N/A N/A
July 31, 2010 Sligo Ireland Lissadell House N/A N/A
August 1, 2010 N/A N/A
August 4, 2010 Malmö Sweden Malmö Arena N/A N/A
August 6, 2010 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum N/A N/A
August 8, 2010 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe N/A N/A
August 10, 2010 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena N/A N/A
August 12, 2010 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium N/A N/A
August 14, 2010 Odense Denmark Engen N/A N/A
August 18, 2010 Berlin Germany Waldbühne N/A N/A
August 20, 2010 Ghent Belgium St. Peter's Square N/A N/A
August 21, 2010 N/A N/A
August 22, 2010 N/A N/A
September 1, 2010 Florence Italy Piazza Santa Croce N/A N/A
September 3, 2010 Wiesbaden Germany Wiesbaden Bowling Green N/A N/A
September 5, 2010 Burgenland Austria Roemersteinbruch N/A N/A
September 8, 2010 Basel Switzerland St. Jakobshalle N/A N/A
September 10, 2010 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico N/A N/A
September 12, 2010 Ourense Spain Pabellon Paco Paz N/A N/A
September 15, 2010 Caen France Zénith de Caen N/A N/A
September 17, 2010 Grenoble Palais des Sports N/A N/A
September 19, 2010 Strasbourg Zénith de Strasbourg N/A N/A
September 21, 2010 Marseille Le Dôme de Marseille N/A N/A
September 23, 2010 Tours Tours Grand Hall N/A N/A
September 25, 2010 Lille Zénith de Lille N/A N/A
September 27, 2010 Hanover Germany TUI Arena N/A N/A
September 29, 2010 Dortmund Westfalenhallen N/A N/A
October 1, 2010 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle N/A N/A
October 4, 2010 Katowice Poland Spodek N/A N/A
October 7, 2010 Moscow Russia Grand Kremlin Palace N/A N/A
October 10, 2010 Warsaw Poland Torwar Hall N/A N/A
October 12, 2010 Ljubljana Slovenia Arena Stožice N/A N/A
October 13, 2010 Bratislava Slovakia Sibamac Arena N/A N/A
Oceania
October 28, 2010 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena 13,876 / 20,000 (69%) $1,424,410
October 29, 2010
October 31, 2010 Wellington TSB Bank Arena 8,198 / 10,000 (82%) $915,532
November 1, 2010
November 3, 2010 Addington CBS Canterbury Arena 7,315 / 7,543 (97%) $915,887
November 6, 2010 Queensland Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre 9,207 / 9,652 (95%) $1,717,520
November 8, 2010 Sydney Acer Arena 16,952 / 17,360 (98%) $2,929,150
November 9, 2010
November 12, 2010 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena 21,834 / 22,268 (98%) $3,627,720
November 13, 2010
November 15, 2010 Hobart Derwent Entertainment Centre 4,438 / 4,438 (100%) $663,365
November 18, 2010 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre 6,550 / 8,500 (77%) $994,233
November 20, 2010 Macedon Hanging Rock 14,483 / 14,483 (100%) $1,735,530
November 24, 2010 Perth ME Bank Stadium 10,483 / 15,000 (70%) $1,622,970
North America
November 30, 2010 Victoria Canada Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre 5,270 / 5,270 (100%) $467,996
December 2, 2010 Vancouver Rogers Arena 8,209 / 8,209 (100%) $977,367
December 5, 2010 Oakland United States Paramount Theatre 5,994 / 5,994 (100%) $691,196
December 6, 2010
December 8, 2010 Portland Theater of Clouds 5,997 / 5,997 (100%) $446,707
December 10, 2010 Las Vegas The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 5,777 / 5,777 (100%) $744,667
December 11, 2010

Cancellations and rescheduled shows[edit]

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 Cancelled after 3rd song
March 1, 2010 Caen Le Zénith Rescheduled to September 15, 2010.
March 3, 2010 Lille Le Zénith Rescheduled to September 25, 2010.
March 5, 2010 Strasbourg Le Zénith Rescheduled to September 19, 2010.
March 7, 2010 Marseille Le Dome Rescheduled to September 21, 2010.
March 9, 2010 Grenoble Palais des Sports Rescheduled to September 17, 2010.
March 11, 2010 Tours Parc des Expositions Rescheduled to September 23, 2010 and moved to Tours Grand Hall.
March 13, 2010 Bratislava Incheba Expo Arena Rescheduled to October 13, 2010 and moved to Sibamac Arena.
March 15, 2010 Zagreb Arena Zagreb Rescheduled to July 25, 2010.
March 18, 2010 Moscow Kremlin Palace Rescheduled to October 7, 2010.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The June 23, 2008 concert in Montreal is a part of the Montreal Jazz Festival.
  2. ^ The June 29, 2008 concert in Pilton is a part of Glastonbury Festival.
  3. ^ The July 8, 2008 concert in Montreux is a part of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
  4. ^ The July 8, 2008 concert in Lyon is a part of Les Nuits de Fourvière.
  5. ^ The July 20, 2008 concert in Benicàssim is a part of Festival Internacional de Benicàssim.
  6. ^ The July 22, 2008 concert in Nice is a part of the Nice Jazz.
  7. ^ The July 27, 2008 concert in Lucca is a part of the Lucca Summer Festival.
  8. ^ The August 3, 2008 concert in Ledbury is a part of The Big Chill.
  9. ^ a b The score data is combined from the shows held at the Rod Laver Arena on February 5 and 10 2009.
  10. ^ The April 17, 2009 concert in Indio is a part of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
  11. ^ The July 16, 2009 concert in Langesund is a part of Langesund International Shantyfestival.
  12. ^ The July 17, 2009 concert in Molde is a part of Moldejazz.
  13. ^ The August 13, 2009 concert in Vigo is a part of Festival Castrelos.
  14. ^ The August 15, 2009 concert in Girona is a part of Festival Cap Roig.
  15. ^ The August 16, 2009 concert in Colmar is a part of Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival.
  16. ^ The August 20, 2009 concert in Nîmes is a part of Festival de Nîmes.
  17. ^ The August 22 and 23, 2009 concert in Nîmes is a part of Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival.

Musicians[edit]

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