Leonard Cohen Dates

The maestro will launch the 2012 U.S./Canada leg of his “Old Ideas World Tour” in Austin on Halloween.

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Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary

What can be said about Leonard Cohen that hasn’t been stated before? The Canadian singer/songwriter/poet has received so many accolades throughout the years that any more praise seems almost, well, redundant. Not only are songs like “Suzanne,” “Hallelujah,” and “I’m Your Man” timeless examples of perfection, his seemingly endless talent of combining words and music completely leaves his concert audiences with memories to be cherished long after he bids them goodnight.

Promoted by AEG Live and presented in Canada by CBCMusic.ca, The tour supports Cohen’s 12th studio album, Old Ideas, and his U.S./Canada dates follow his late summer/early fall run through Europe.

Here’s the routing:

Oct. 31 – Austin, Texas, Bass Concert Hall
Nov. 3 – Broomfield, Colo., 1stBank Center
Nov. 5 – Los Angeles, Calif., Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Nov. 7 – San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion At San Jose
Nov. 9 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Nov. 11 – Portland, Ore., Rose Garden Arena
Nov. 12 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Nov. 16 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov. 18 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
Nov. 20 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Credit Union Centre
Nov. 23 – Rosemont, Ill., Akoo Theatre At Rosemont
Nov. 26 – Detroit, Mich., Fox Theatre
Nov. 28 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
Dec. 2 – Quebec City, Quebec, Quebec Colisee Pepsi
Dec. 4 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Dec. 7 – Ottawa, Ontario, Scotiabank Place
Dec. 11 – London, Ontario, The John Labatt Centre
Dec. 13 – Kingston, Ontario, K-Rock Centre
Dec. 15 – Boston, Mass, Wang Theatre – Citi Performing Arts Center
Dec. 18 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Dec. 20 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center

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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, Calif.

Ticket sales begin May 18. Visit LeonardCohen.com for more information.