Cohen Nixes Hawaii, Adds California and British Columbia

There’s been a slight change in the Leonard Cohen touring universe as the singer / songwriter / most awesome artist alive scratches Honolulu from the schedule but adds new dates in Oakland and Vancouver.

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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, Calif.

The Hawaii show, originally scheduled for Dec. 4 at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall has been canceled because of “prohibitive and insurmountable logistical issues,” tour promoter AEG Live said.

But that doesn’t mean Cohen’s fans on the islands are totally up the creek on this one. While AEG Live is refunding ticket purchases for the Dec. 4 show, the promoter is also giving thoese ticketholders opportunities to re-purchase tickets to any of the newly announced dates.

Here’s what the revised routing looks like: The newly announced Vancouver date is Dec. 2 at Rogers Arena followed by two shows at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre Dec. 5-6.

The rest of the schedule is still the same: Portland at the Rose Garden Theatre Of The Clouds Dec. 8 and Las Vegas at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace Dec. 10-11.

Fan club pre-sales for Vancouver and the Oakland shows begin Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. and run through Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at Local presales begin Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. and run through 10 p.m. the same day. Public onsales begin Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. in Vancouver and Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. in Oakland. All times Pacific Daylight.

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Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary

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