Leonard Cohen to Build a Tower of Song in San Diego

Leonard Cohen has seen the future, and it is busy. The legendary singer/songwriter/poet/novelist has recently emerged from a fifteen-year absence to embark on a North American tour that includes a stop at San Diego’s Copley Symphony Hall on April 7th.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 2nd, and can be bought here. They’re a little on the pricey side, but how often do you get to see a living legend perform?

Mr. Cohen will also bring his songs of love and hate to this year’s Coachella festival, where he’ll be playing alongside Paul McCartney and Morrissey, who are no slouches either. But if you can’t make it to any of his tour dates, you can console yourself with the forthcoming double-CD and DVD set Live In London, set for release on March 31st.

You can also listen to his recent Beacon Theatre performance here, thanks to NPR’s All Songs Considered.

The remarkably active 74-year old has also been making the media rounds lately. The New York Times recently wrote a nice piece about Cohen and the unfortunate circumstances that prompted his new tour, and The New Yorker just published a great new poem of his, which you should read right now.

Tour dates after the jump.

Tour Dates:

04-02 Austin, TX – Michael and Susan Dell Hall at Long Center
04-03 Grand Prarie, TX – Nokia Theatre at Grand Prarie
04-05 Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theatre
04-07 San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
04-10 Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
04-13 Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre of the Arts
04-17 Indio, CA – Coachella Festival
04-19 Vancouver, British Columbia – General Motors Place
04-21 Victoria, British Columbia – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
04-23 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater at Qwest FieldEvents Center
04-25 Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
04-26 Calgary, Alberta – EPCOR Centre’s Jack Singer Hall
04-28 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Credit Union Centre
04-30 Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
05-03 Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
05-05 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
05-09 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
05-11 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
05-12 Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
05-14 Waterbury, CT – Palace Theater
05-16 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
05-19 Hamilton, Ontario – Copps Coliseum
05-21 Quebec City, Quebec – Pavillon de la Jeunesse
05-22 Kingston, Ontario – K-Rock Centre
05-24 London, Ontario – John Labatt Centre
05-25 Ottowa, Ontario – National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
05-29 Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
06-02 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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