Show Date: 2/19/09
Where: BEACON THEATRE, New York City
Tickets on Sale: 1/16/09 9 AM (Ticketmaster.com, Beacontheatre.com and charge-by-phone at (866) 858-0008)
Yes, he’s getting up there in age and he doesn’t have the wind he used to. Yes, he’s probably going to play mostly his “hits,” and less of his obscure songs. Yes, the tickets are probably going to cost too much. Yes, some of his musical arrangements may border on muzak.
Still it will all be worth it. Leonard Cohen is a national treasure whose songs will be remembered for centuries. If you live on the East Coast, fancy yourself a music enthusiast and do not make every attempt to see this show, you have failed at life.
Press release after the jump:
LEONARD COHEN TO PERFORM FIRST U.S. SHOW IN FIFTEEN YEARS
PERFORMANCE AT NEW YORK CITY ‘S BEACON THEATRE ON FEBRUARY 19th BRINGS COHEN’S HIGHLY CELEBRATED INTERNATIONAL TOUR TO U.S.
January 13, 2009, New York , NY â€“ For the first time since 1993, Leonard Cohen will perform in the U.S. on February 19th at The Beacon Theatre in New York City . For one night at the 2,800 seat venue Leonard Cohen will perform the show that earned more than 80 five-star reviews during his fall 2008 UK and European tour. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, January 16th at 9:00 AM.
The poet, singer/songwriter and novelist’s intense and complex explorations of spiritual, interpersonal, romantic and political themes have resulted in a life’s work that has impacted countless contemporary recording artists and writers.
Throughout 2008, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s return to live performance in Canada and Europe has been met with extraordinary and unanimous accolades. Cohen is currently performing limited engagements in Australia and New Zealand.
â€œA unique, soul-stirring event, surely destined to be remembered as one of the great shows of the yearâ€ – Manchester Evening News â€“ June, 2008
â€œTo hear him sing is still an experience to truly make young women and romantics shiver and sweatâ€ â€œspectacularly goodâ€ â€“ Independent, London , UK â€“ June, 2008
â€œAn extraordinary night of musicâ€ – Daily Telegraph, London , UK â€“ November, 2008
â€œLeonard Cohen is special and this concert, all two and a half hours of it, was unforgettableâ€ – Daily Express â€“ June, 2008
â€œQuite simply Leonard Cohen’s voice is a force of supernature.â€ â€“ BBC 6, â€“ June, 2008
Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster.com, Beacontheatre.com and charge-by-phone at (866) 858-0008 beginning on Friday, January 16th at 9:00 AM. If tickets remain, they will be available for purchase beginning Saturday, January, 17th at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Box offices. Tickets for patrons with disabilities may also be purchased by calling (212) 465-6085. Event time and date are subject to change.