Following Leonard Cohen's Old Ideas World Tour through media and fan reports.
2013 Summer European Tour: Dates Added
Two more dates have been added to Leonard Cohen’s European summer concert tour schedule:
THE O2 - Dublin, Ireland - September 11 and 12
Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 24, at 9 am GMT.
For information on tickets, visit LeonardCohen.com .
Facebook, Statigrams, Newspaper Comments and Tweets about April 28, 2013 Concert in Regina
Best. Concert. Ever. (Regina)
4 encores in Regina, Sask. last night. Amazing show from a stage full of talent. Thank you.
Almost 4 hours of Leonard Cohen!! What a wonderful night.
just saw leonard in regina sask cananda best show i ever saw!
The concert tonight in Regina blew any of my expectations out of the water. I can’t express how thankful I am to you and your amazing band for the wonderful experience I had tonight. I think this night will go down as one of the best in my life!
Thanks for the concert tonight, Leonard. Sorry I had to leave early but kids, babysitters etc. :) Hope you enjoyed your time as much as I did.
Wendy MacElwee- Hiltz
Leonard Cohen’s concert in Regina was poetic, instrumental and visual eloquence. Incredible! Such a gift to witness.
Leonard Cohen performed in Regina last night. What a fantastic concert.
I should also add that the band and singers were great. I can’t say enough about their talent. Wow.
Thank you for the wonderful evening of song in Regina on April 28th. The best concert I’ve been to in a very long time!! It was so nice to have you come to our city again.
COMMENTS TO REGINA LEADER-POST REVIEW
Ron Gray · University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
one of the most awesome concerts I have attended. puts preformers half his age to shame.musicianship was superb.totally the way a concert should be…a party…a happening…mutual respect between the band and the audience…props to Mr.Cohen and his organization.
omg he was amazing.
Marianne Walsh · Regina, Saskatchewan
He was fantastic. Thank you Mr. Cohen for a truly unforgettable evening.
Witnessed a legend tonight. #leonardcohen#brilliant#genius#encore #concert#standingovation#closingtime #hallelujah#imyourman#legend#classic #icandiehappynow
Most amazing night of my life thus far! #leonardcohen #cohen #leonard
— A Horse Called Horse (@ahorseahorse)
Review of April 28 Regina Concert - Regina Leader-Post
Leonard Cohen was well worth the wait
REGINA — While fans of the incomparable Leonard Cohen may have had to wait since early March for his rescheduled concert, the revered Canadian icon gave folks their money’s worth and then some on Sunday evening.
Performing for over three hours, the 78-year old singer/songwriter and poet laureate embarked on a lyrical journey with a vigour that outlasted many in the audience.
Taking the stage at precisely 8:15 p.m. and dressed in a suit and trademark black fedora, Cohen earnestly apologized for the “inconvenience” of previously postponing the show due the flu outbreak he and the band encountered.
Opening with Dance Me to the End of Love, the Montreal-born artist demonstrated an unexpected quirkiness, dropping to his knees while singing the lyrics. Surprisingly, this was one of Cohen’s go-to moves during many of the songs, while slowly stalking the stage through others.
Joining Cohen, on the elegantly simple staging, were his magnificent band and three accompanying singers. While the Brandt Centre often becomes a wall of sound during many rock and pop concerts, the old stadium sounded transcendent with every movement shining through as intended. The aural spectrum was spectacular as every instrument could be heard perfectly with nary a note sounding muddled.
While the legendary vocalist was the main attraction, and deservedly so, his band was absolutely sublime with a talent level that rivals any touring today. Javier Mas, 12-string guitarist, who also plays the bandurria (similar to a Spanish mandolin), was beyond impressive with his finger work and precision. Truthfully, Mas and violinist Alexandru Bublitchi would have been worth the cost of admission alone.
Cohen’s accompanying singers were also superb, with longtime collaborator Sharon Robinson taking lead vocals on Alexandra Leaving, and the Webb Sisters (Hattie and Charley) performing If It Be Your Will while also assisting with duties on the harp, clarinet, and guitar.
Known for his sardonic and self-deprecating humour, the near octogenarian quipped, “I hope this isn’t a farewell tour, but in a sense we’re all on a farewell tour. I promise you tonight that we’ll give you everything we’ve got.”
Later after a 20-minute intermission, upon returning to the stage, he once again teased the crowd thanking them for not going home.
If there was one complaint, it was a minor one, as the lengthy show became too much for many in the crowd who left after Hallelujah, or after the first or second encores. While it’s odd to complain about too much value in today’s concert industry, a start time an hour earlier may have been more appropriate considering a long work week beckoning for most and the show finishing mere minutes before midnight.
In perspective, without the prescience of knowing if we’ll be blessed to see Mr. Cohen again in Regina in the future, it’s a small price to pay.
Heck, if a 78-year old man can stay up that late to perform for us, who’s to complain about being a little tired the next day at work.
“Leonard Cohen was well worth the wait” by Christopher Tessmer, Regina Leader-Post, April 29, 2013. Photo by Jemal Countess, Getty Images files.
Tweets and Statigrams from April 28, 2013 Regina Concert
Looking forward to seeing music legend Leonard Cohen live tonight!!— ROB (@78vw)
looking forward to Leonard Cohen tonight with my beautiful wife! Love is in the air!— Mike McGill (@MikeMcGill77)
Leonard Cohen tonight with my mom :)— C o u r t (@courty_rae)
I’m so excited for Leonard Cohen tonight. If his performance is as good as when I saw him last time it will be a stunner.— Colleen B. (@BJellybean)
1 and a half hours until Leonard Cohen! Going to be great!— Chris Carlier (@carliermusic)
— Mervin Istace (@bucko521)
Waiting to see Leonard Cohen have not been to a concert in quite a whilevery excited— Dean (@DeanRugland)
— Mr. Hambleton (@virtualham)
Leonard Cohen, his voice is amazing! twitter.com/trenak711/stat…— Trena Kraft (@trenak711)
Leonard Cohen is still kicking ass in concert #sweetvoice— Mervin Istace (@bucko521)
— Darcy Kluge (@darcy_kluge)
The incredible talent of Leonard Cohen fills Regina’s Brandt Centre - crowd is enthralled twitter.com/RalphGoodale/s…— Ralph Goodale (@RalphGoodale)
There ain’t no cure for Love - Cdn music icon and poet Leonard Cohen in Regina. What a talent! twitter.com/RalphGoodale/s…— Ralph Goodale (@RalphGoodale)
“A Thousand Kisses Deep”. Wow. #LeonardCohen— Corinne Johnson (@CorinneCJohnson)
The passion Leonard Cohen sings with is incredible— Dean (@DeanRugland)
Loving the leonard cohen show. So talented and that voice!— Michelle James (@Miss2LS)
Great first half by a master performer Leonard Cohen. twitter.com/BowerAnnette/s…— Annette Bower (@BowerAnnette)
Loving every moment of the #LeonardCohen concert. I lead a great life.— Chris Carlier (@carliermusic)
I’m floored by Leonard Cohen. I’ve already cried twice. This man is the living embodiment of class and poetry.— Colleen B. (@BJellybean)
Leonard Cohen just blew my mind.— The Dead South (@TheDeadSouth4) April 29, 2013
He is still playing. This is a wow concert. #leonardcohen— Corinne Johnson (@CorinneCJohnson) April 29, 2013
Wow most amazing concert ever 3 encores of 3 songs each what energy Thank you #LeonardCohen— Dean (@DeanRugland) April 29, 2013
I swear,the most talented musicians in the world are in #leonardcohen ‘s band. Wowza! What a show!! One of the best shows I’ve ever been to!— Kendra Pottage (@kendrapottage) April 29, 2013
Best concert of the year 78 year old #leonardcohen #winnipeg #mtscentre winter is over and everybody knows
Just incredible #leonardcohen #livemusic