Monday, February 23, 2009

Leonard Cohen on Tour

Whether expressed through his songs or writings, Leonard Cohen is the consummate poet and one of my favorite artists. So when I read the following news article, I became rather disturbed by the turn of events.

Leonard Cohen performed his first US show in 15 years at New York’s Beacon Theatre last night, and today it was announced that he will head out across the continent on an extensive summer tour.The singer songwriter has not released a new album since 2004’s ‘Dear Heather’, and recently resumed live shows to earn money after his business manager and lover Kelley Lynch misappropriated more than $5 million of his money, leaving him with just $150,000. A court awarded him a $9 million in civil judgment, but he has not been able to get the money from Lynch.

His tour dates are on his website Leonard Cohen . Enjoy the show!


Blog Stalker said...

Thanks for the heads up and the introduction to Cohen.

Have a great day!

PV said...

Odd. Misappropriated $5M, courts awarded $9M. Turns a lovely profit there, other than if there is no $M, the court may have awarded as much as they liked. $20M. $100M.

Luckily for Leonard, he can go on tour and make money. Lucky for his fans too!

You going to go see him?

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Blog Stalker: Very welcome!

PV: Would be nice to get the profit. Seems he can't get anything from her. He'll definitely raise that money while on tour.
Tickets are going for $400-$1000 in New York. So, not sure.

bulletholes said...

He's coming here in april but I can't afford him!
Hi pet!