Leonard Cohen Announces "OLD IDEAS WORLD TOUR 2012"

March 26, 2012
(Press release)

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"Baby I've been here before, I know this room I've walked this floor..."

26 March 2012 -- Following the release of Leonard Cohen's highly acclaimed twelfth studio album 'Old Ideas,' the legendary singer/songwriter/poet will once again return to the stage with an all new tour and #1 Album.

To the delight of his legions of fans, the magnetic and inimitable Leonard Cohen returns to the scene with the most emotive, poignant and legendary concerts yet. The World Tour will begin August 12, 2012 in Belgium, St Peters Square, Ghent. Tickets go on sale March 30, 2012. Leonard will return to North America this Fall, details to be announced soon. For more information visit www.Leonardcohen.com.

In his sixth decade of producing critically acclaimed music, Leonard Cohen remains at the top of his game and is arguably one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time. Reaching unprecedented heights, 'Old Ideas' debuted at #1 across the globe and is the highest charting album of Cohen's career. Worldwide praise has been mounting for this highly anticipated collection of new material with The Telegraph declaring it as a "work of genius."

Citing W.B Yeats, Irving Layton and Walt Whitman as literary influences Cohen first shot to the forefront of the music industry in the 60's and has remained an inspirational talent and contributor to the industry since he first emerged. His lyrics of lust, love, religion, death and seclusion have enlightened fans and musicians worldwide. Boasting an estimated 1,330 covers of his original songs, Leonard Cohen's work has enamoured the likes of U2, REM, Nick Cave and the late Johnny Cash, among many others.

His albums Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), The Future (1993) and Ten New Songs (2001) are rightly considered classics along with the beautiful singles "Hallelujah" and "Suzanne". His literary genius and unique musical talent are as legendary as the man himself.

Leonard Cohen earned rave reviews throughout his triumphant 2008-2010 World Tour, with The Observer praising the show as "An evening of pure gold," while The Daily Telegraph plainly stated "immaculate, beautiful, exquisite." The Independent reported that "to hear him sing is still an experience to truly make young women and romantics shiver and sweat" and Toronto Sun declared Leonard Cohen "Charming, funny, poignant, smart, sharp, sexy… he is still a ladykiller." Daily Express hailed that "Leonard Cohen is special and this concert - all two-and-a-half-hours of it - was unforgettable" and Irish Independent recounted that "What I witnessed was soul inspiring on every level, I have never been so moved by a performance, everything about the night was magical." The Times suggested "On this kind of grand autumnal form, he should tour every year."


August 12th – Ghent, Belgium – St. Peter's Square
August 14th – Ghent, Belgium – St. Peter's Square
August 25th – Copenhagen, Denmark – Rosenborg Castle
August 26th – Aalborg, Denmark – Molleparken
August 28th – Bergen, Norway – Bergenhus Festning-Koengen
August 31st – Gothenberg, Sweden – Tradgardsforeningen
September 2nd – Helsinki, Finland – Sonera Stadium
September 5th – Berlin, Germany – Waldbuhne
September 6th – Monchengladbach, Germany – Monchengladbach Hockeypark
September 11th – Dublin, Ireland – Imma
September 12th – Dublin, Ireland – Imma
September 25th – Verona, Italy – Verona Arena
September 28th – Paris, France – Olympia
September 29th – Paris, France – Olympia
September 30th – Paris, France – Olympia
October 3rd – Barcelona, Spain – St. Jordi
October 5th – Madrid, Spain – Palais Desportes
October 7th – Lisbon, Portugal – Pavilhao Atlantico

  • ***UPDATE*** Another concert has been added to Norway, to Halden. The date is August 29 and venue Fredriksten Festning
  • After Europe, Leonard will return to North America this Fall, details to be announced soon.

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