Leonard Cohen has today announced a new tour for Old Ideas - his latest record. It became a bestseller across the globe upon its release in January, flying high in the charts here, in America, the Antipodes and across Europe.
Cohen, who has an adoring and dedicated following worldwide, will hit the road as of October 31 this year. Starting in Texas, he'll head to Canada for ten shows presented by CBC Music starting in Vancouver on November 12. Some of your favourite CBC Music and Radio personalities will be in attendance, and before the tour they'll be giving you a chance to win your way to some of the shows with ten tickets to give away per show.
Soon, you'll be able to listen to a special Leonard Cohen playlist on CBC Music - Canada's free digital music service - and come next Thursday, May 10, there will be a 24hr ticket presale on the website.
In April of 2009, Leonard Cohen invited Jian Ghomeshi and CBC Radio's Q to his Montreal home for a special feature interview. Check it out below:
The full list of Canadian dates is as follows:
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 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