Legendary singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen will be gracing stages throughout the U.S. and Canada with a new live show, beginning October 31st., 2012, in Austin, TX. The North American leg of Cohen's "Old Ideas World Tour 2012" follows on the heels of his previously announced European concert dates. The tour, promoted by AEG Live and presented in Canada by CBCMUSIC.CA, celebrates Cohen's highly acclaimed twelfth studio album, Old Ideas. The album debuted at #1 across the globe, making it the highest charting album of his career. Tickets for the Canadian tour dates will go on sale starting Friday, May 11th, 2012, and U.S. dates will go on sale starting Friday, May 18th, 2012. For updated tour information visit http://www.LeonardCohen.com.
The "Old Ideas World Tour 2012" follows Cohen's triumphant 2008-2010 world tour -- his first in 15 years -- which was met with overwhelming praise. The New York Times reported that "Mr. Cohen sang these words with a kind of gracious generosity...awash in wild applause," while The San Jose Mercury News reported "The show underscored what his fans already know: Leonard Cohen is one of the greatest singer-songwriters in the history of popular music." The Victoria Times Colonist reported that Cohen received "an automatic standing ovation at what was clearly the Church of Leonard." The Vancouver Sun called the show "nothing short of a religious experience" and the Toronto Sun declared Leonard Cohen "Charming, funny, poignant, smart, sharp, sexy... he is still a ladykiller."
October 31 / Austin, TX / Bass Concert Hall November 3 / Denver, CO / 1st Bank Center November 5 / Los Angeles, CA / Nokia Theatre November 7 / San Jose, CA / HP Pavilion November 9 / Seattle, WA / Key Arena November 11 / Portland, OR / Rose Garden November 12 / Vancouver, BC / Rogers Arena November 16 / Calgary, AB / Scotiabank Saddledome November 18 / Edmonton, AB / Rexall Place November 20 / Saskatoon, SK / Credit Union Centre November 23 / Chicago, IL / Akoo Theatre November 26 / Detroit, MI / Fox Theatre November 28 / Montreal, QC / Bell Centre December 2 / Quebec City, QC / Colisee Pepsi December 4 / Toronto, ON / Air Canada Centre December 7 / Ottawa, ON / Scotiabank Place December 11 / London, ON / John Labatt Centre December 13 / Kingston, ON / K-Rock Centre December 15 / Boston, MA / The Wang Theatre December 18 / New York, NY / Madison Square Garden December 20 / Brooklyn, NY / Barclays Center