LEONARD COHEN announces 2013 UK Arena Tour


With his London show at The O2 in June sold out, Leonard Cohen has announced he will return to British shores for a full UK arena tour kicking off in Bournemouth on 26th August. The worldwide critically acclaimed musical legend will embark on a 7 date UK arena tour playing Bournemouth, Brighton, Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds and Birmingham before returning to London’s iconic The O2 on 14 September.  Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 31st May through

26        BOURNEMOUTH       BIC
28        BRIGHTON                CENTRE
31        MANCHESTER           ARENA
03        CARDIFF                    MOTORPOINT ARENA
05        LEEDS                        ARENA
08        BIRMINGHAM            LG ARENA
14        LONDON                    THE 02

With a career spanning six decades and sell out shows around the world, the writer, poet, troubadour and hugely influential artist continues to prove that the hunger to see him is undiminished.  Since returning to the stage in 2008 after a 15-year hiatus, Cohen has lost nothing in his years off the road and his shows have quickly been recognised as musical history. 

The Guardian – “Seizing his magnificent Hallelujah back from Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright and dozens more, he is possessed by the words, his eyes squeezed tight, his body trembling.” *****

Evening Standard “On this form, Cohen could still be playing arenas at 80” ••••

Sunday Times – “The revelation of this concert wasn’t so much the music, beautifully performed as it was by a lightly amplified band who never put a foot wrong, but the persona of the man himself.  Age hasn’t so much mellowed Cohen, as made him much, much funnier.”

Daily Express – “Leonard Cohen is special and this concert – all two-and-a-half-hours of it – was unforgettable.” *****

Financial Times “Leonard Cohen’s powers of seduction are undimmed. Once they gave him the reputation of a ladies’ man. Now, almost 78, he deploys his gallantry for a different purpose – to sweep audiences off their feet”

Cohen is arguably the greatest singer songwriter of modern times.  At his induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, he was recognised by Lou Reed as “without question one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater mystery and depth as time goes one.”

Don’t miss the magnetic and inimitable Leonard Cohen as he returns to the UK with his emotive, poignant and legendary concerts not to be missed.