Leonard Cohen Hits The Interstate

noah | February 20, 2009 11:45 am

Last night I saw Leonard Cohen play the Beacon Theatre, and it was fan-freaking-tastic; his voice was in top form, his songs were still shiver-worthy, and the grace with which he handled both the seemingly perpetual standing ovations and the gratitude he was feeling toward every single person who helped put on the show—from the woman who takes care of his hats on up—was a joy to watch. I come not to brag, but to get you excited, for Cohen has announced a North American tour that includes his first U.S. dates in quite some time. Itinerary after the jump.

April 2: Michael and Susan Dell Hall at Long Center, Austin, Texas April 3: NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, Texas April 5: Dodge Theatre, Phoenix April 7: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, April 10: NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles April 13: Paramount Theatre of the Arts, Oakland, Calif. April 17: Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, Calif. April 19: General Motors Place, Vancouver April 21: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, B.C. April 23: WaMu Theater at Qwest Field Events Center, Seattle April 25: Rexall Place, Edmonton April 26: EPCOR Centre’s Jack Singer Hall, Calgary April 28: Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon April 30: MTS Centre, Winnipeg May 3: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis May 5: The Chicago Theatre, Chicago May 9: Fox Theatre, Detroit May 11: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md. May 12: Academy of Music, Philadelphia May 14: Palace Theater, Waterbury, Conn. May 16: Radio City Music Hall, New York May 19: Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ont. May 21: Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec City May 22: K-Rock Centre, Kingston, Ont. May 24: John Labatt Centre, London, Ont. May 25: National Arts Centre – Southam Hall, Ottawa May 29: Wang Theatre, Boston June 2: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo.

Leonard Cohen [Official site]