Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Leonard Cohen Announces World Tour

Iconic singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night, has announced dates for his first world tour in 15 years.

The trek kicks off with a pair of shows June 6-7 at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, and, so far, is scheduled to run through the end of July.

Other stops on Cohen's itinerary include the Opera House in Manchester, U.K. (June 17-20), the Montreal Jazz Festival at the Place des Arts (June 23-25), the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, U.K. (June 29), the Open Air Festival in Helsingborg, Sweden (July 3), the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland (July 8), London's O2 Arena (July 17), the Bennicasim Festival in Spain (July 20), and the Lykabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece (July 29).

While there is no word on U.S. dates, additional European dates for August will be announced in the coming weeks.

Presale tickets for Cohen's Montreal Jazz Festival appearance are available now through links in the community section at LeonardCohen.com

SOURCE: Pollstar

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