Leonard Cohen tour reaches Europe

After a series of warm-ups in Canada, the Leonard Cohen tour finally hit Europe over the weekend, with two gigs in Dublin which, just like the overseas shows, were praised to the skies.

Leonard is reportedly in great voice and form, playing looooooooong gigs of about 25 songs. (By comparison, Dylan shows are a regulation 17 songs long).

Cohen plays Manchester (why?) for four nights from Tuesday 17 June, then moves to continental Europe. I’m salivating at the prospect of the London show, on 17 July.

Here’s the second Dublin show setlist – it looks wonderful:

DUBLIN 14 June

Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future
Ain’t No Cure For Love
Bird on a Wire
Everybody Knows
In My Secret Life
Who by Fire

Tower of Song
The Gypsy’s Wife
Boogie Street
I’m Your Man
A Thousand Kisses Deep (Recited)
Take This Waltz

Waiting for a Miracle
First We Take Manhattan

That Don’t Make it Junk
If It Be Your Will (1st 2 verses recited by Leonard, remainder sung by Webb Sisters)
Closing Time

I Tried to leave you

Whither Thou Goest

I’m following the tour on the marvellous fanlist –


Gerry Smith


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