Leonard Cohen Returns

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Leonard Cohen will return to Australasia for the third time in 5 years with 13 shows scheduled so far. Cohen and his band will perform in most Australian capital cities with additional regional and two winery shows.

“From what I have been led to believe this will be his last tour here,” promoter Michael Gudinski  told the Melbourne Herald-Sun. “He is, without a doubt, one of the most special artists I have worked with in my life; it’s almost a religious experience.”

Cohen recently won Songwriter of The Year and Artist of The Year awards at the 2013 Canadian Juno Music Awards. His most recent studio album Old Ideas was named in NPR’s Favourite 50 Albums of 2012.

Cohen celebrates his 79th birthday on September 21.

Cohen is bringing his full nine-piece band featuring  singer/collaborator Sharon Robinson, the Webb Sisters and musical director Roscoe Beck.

Cohen’s tour begins in Perth on November 13.

Pre-sale tickets are available from 9.00am Friday August 9. Tickets to the general public go on sale on August 12.

TOUR DATES:

Wednesday November 13 – Perth Arena (All Ages) Ticketek. Phone: 132 849

Saturday November 16 – Sydney Entertainment Centre (All Ages) Ticketmaster. Phone: 136 100

Wednesday November 20 – Melbourne Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) Ticketek.com.au Phone: 132 849

November 23 – Hunter Valley Bimbadgen Winery (All Ages) (a day on the green) Ticketmaster.com.au Phone: 136 100

Tuesday November 26 – Cairns Convention Centre (All Ages) Ticketlink. Phone1300 855 835

Thursday November 28 – Townsville Entertainment Centre (All Ages) TECC. Phone: (07) 4722 0600

Saturday November 30 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre(All Ages) Ticketek.com.au. Phone: 132 849

Wednesday December 4 –  Wollongong Entertainment Centre (All Ages) Ticketek.com.au. Phone: 132 849

December 7 – Geelong The Hill Winery (All Ages) (A day on the green) Ticketmaster.com.au Phone: 136 100

Wednesday December 11 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre (All Ages) Ticketek.com.au Phone: 132 849

Saturday December 14 – Christchurch, NZ, CBS Arena

December 17 – Wellington, NZ, TBS Arena

December 21 – Auckland, NZ, Vextor Arena

General public tickets go on sale on August 12.

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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