Leonard Cohen's 2009 World Tour Comes to the St. Pete Times Forum October 19
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August 3, 2009
Contact: Heather Chamberlain (, )
LEONARD COHEN’S 2009 WORLD TOUR COMES TO THE ST. PETE TIMES FORUM OCTOBER 19
Tickets On Sale Monday August 10at 10:00 am
TAMPA BAY- By overwhelming demand, Leonard Cohen will return to the U.S. this fall for the second leg of his critically acclaimed 2009 World Tour. The highly anticipated tour stops at St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL on Monday, October 19th. The legendary singer/songwriter/poet is currently delighting crowds across Europe and his fall return to North America, promoted by AEG Live, will mark the final engagements of the intimate, superbly crafted concert tour.
Since taking the stage earlier this year at New York’s Beacon Theatre- his first stateside performance in more than fifteen years- Mr. Cohen has enchanted audiences, earning rave reviews and sold-out concerts across the globe. Countless five-star reviews have followed the tour across the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. As the London Daily Telegraph plainly stated, it is "an extraordinary night of music," while the UK’s Champion Newspapers remarked that concertgoers “were more reverential to the great man…and appeared to hang on his every word.” The Liverpool Daily Post stated that Cohen “seemed to be more a man worshipping than simply singing hits…the care with which he shaped, uttered and offered each word gave the song a sacred, prayer-like quality.”
Mr. Cohen’s current band features Sharon Robinson and the Webb Sisters (background vocals), Roscoe Beck (musical director & bass), Neil Larsen (keyboards & Hammond B3 accordion), Bob Metzger (electric, acoustic & pedal steel guitar), Javier Mas (bandurria, laud, archilaud, 12-string acoustic guitar), Rafael Gayol (drums, percussion), Dino Soldo (sax, clarinet, dobro, keys).
Tickets: Tickets for this event go on sale Monday, August 10at 10:00 am at the McDonald’s Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at . Tickets are priced at $46.75, $71.75, $125, and $250. VIP packages are available starting at $299. Prices do not include facility fees or service charges. For dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call . For more information please call or visit www.sptimesforum.com. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com and the McDonald’s Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum.
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