Leonard Cohen is having a love affair with the road.
Due to overwhelming demand, the 78-year-old songwriter has added a second run of North American tour dates to his Old Ideas World Tour, which began last August and ended in December. Before that, Cohen toured from 2008-2010, selling out arenas and earning unanimous critical acclaim.
The new, 19-date run will kick off at Oakland, California’s Paramount Theatre on March 2. In addition to return dates in New York City and Chicago, Cohen will play Miami, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Winnipeg, and a few cities where he’s never played before, including New Orleans, Memphis and Louisville. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m.
Cohen’s current band features Sharon Robinson and the Webb Sisters (background vocals), Roscoe Beck (musical director & bass), Neil Larsen (keyboards, Hammond B3, accordion), Mitch Watkins (guitar), Javier Mas (bandurria, laud, archilaud, 12-string acoustic guitar), Rafael Gayol (drums, percussion), Alexandru Bublitchi (violin).
Cohen was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2010. He has released six live albums to date.
Leonard Cohen 2013 “Old Ideas World Tour” – Second North American Leg:
March 2, 2013 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
March 6, 2013 Victoria, BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
March 9, 2013 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
March 11, 2013 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
March 13, 2013 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
March 15, 2013 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
March 18, 2013 Tampa, FL David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts – Carol Morsani Hall
March 20, 2013 Miami, FL James L. Knight Center
March 22, 2013 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
March 24, 2013 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
March 28, 2013 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theater
March 30, 2013 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
April 2, 2013 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
April 6, 2013 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
April 9, 2013 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
April 13, 2013 Halifax, NS Halifax Metro Centre
April 15, 2013 Saint John, NB Harbour Station
April 17, 2013 Moncton, NB Moncton Coliseum
April 20, 2013 St. John’s, NL Mile One Centre