Leonard Cohen, born on September 21, 1934, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist. Cohen’s music has gone from European folk to pop, cabaret and world music. He has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada which is the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Cohen’s first book of poetry, “Let Us Compare Mythologies,” was published in Montreal in 1956, and his first novel, “The Favourite Game,” was published in 1963. He often writes about the exploration of religion, isolation, sexuality and interpersonal relationships. He has published 12 books dating from 1956 to 2006.
Concert-goers and critics alike have heaped praise on Leonard Cohen for the past two years, as he traveled the world for his first tour after 15 years of semi-retirement. But this winter, the revered singer-songwriter concludes his lengthy trek once and for all in North America. The final stretch... Read more
Up-and-coming act Owl City and veteran singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen are just two of the artists covered in the daily tour recap for November 5, as compiled by TicketNews. Owl City is extending its international grasp with more 2010 tour dates. The electronic pop act, which has rocketed to fame... Read more
Leonard Cohen will celebrate his birthday by returning to the stage after a fainting spell cut short his September 18 concert at Velódromo Luis Puig in Valencia, Spain. The singer-songwriter collapsed part-way through his song “Bird on the Wire,” early in the night’s setlist, according to an Associated Press... Read more
Acclaimed performer Leonard Cohen will follow his fast-selling and high-demand spring tour of the U.S. with a second round of shows later this year. The final leg of Cohen’s 2009 World Tour begins October 17 at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, FL, and ends its 15-date run on November 13... Read more
Ticket sales will wind down for tours by Leonard Cohen and Cheech & Chong, among others, during the week ending June 8, as compiled by TicketNews. After earning accolades across the United States and Canada for his exhaustive career-spanning performances, Leonard Cohen will complete his North American tour tonight,... Read more
As the critical acclaim continues to roll in from his stops across North America, legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is looking toward the next chapter of his 2009 tour. The 74-year-old folk musician has announced more than 30 performances for a summer tour of Europe. His summer journey begins July... Read more
Today’s recap includes comedy tour announcements, special event news and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 10, 2009. Comedian Dane Cook has major tour plans for the next year. The performer, who entered the national spotlight with his hit comedy album “Harmful If Swallowed” in 2003, is expected... Read more
Just as the company deals with its two Congressional hearings this week on its planned merger with Live Nation, Ticketmaster Entertainment is about to be hit by a third class action lawsuit in Canada over its alleged business practices. In addition, Ticketmaster separately finds itself on the defensive again... Read more
After skipping over the United States during his 2008 world tour, legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has finally announced plans for a full-fledged North American tour. The 28-city tour, promoted in the U.S. by AEG Live, begins April 2 at The Long Center in Austin, TX, and wraps June 2... Read more
Iconic vocalist Leonard Cohen returned to the international circuit last year after nearly 15 years away from the public stage. Now the 74-year-old singer has confirmed his first dates in the United States since 1993. Cohen’s first performance is scheduled for February 19 at the recently renovated 2,800-seat Beacon... Read more