Leonard Cohen Adds U.S. Dates to 'Old Ideas' Tour

Singer and songwriter kicks off next leg March 2nd in Oakland

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January 9, 2013 11:35 AM ET

Leonard Cohen's "Old Ideas World Tour" will keep moving along, with the singer and songwriter kicking off a second North American leg March 2nd in Oakland. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, January 18th, at 10 a.m. local time. While the next leg will bring Cohen back to cities such as New York and Chicago, he'll also be performing in New Orleans, Memphis and Louisville for the first time.

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Cohen spent much of 2012 touring behind Old Ideas – his first album of new material since 2004's Dear Heather – with a nine-piece band that knocked out three-hour sets filled with new tunes and classics. "I never thought I'd tour again, although I did have dreams," the 78-year-old Cohen told Rolling Stone before embarking on the first leg. "Sometimes my dreams would entail me being up on stage and not remembering the words or the chords. It had a nightmarish quality, which did not invite me to pursue the enterprise. "

A full list of dates and venues for the second leg is below:

3/2 Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre 
3/6 Victoria, BC – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
3/9 Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
3/11 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
3/13 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
3/15 Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Theatre
3/18 Tampa, FL – David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Carol Morsani Hall
3/20 Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
3/22 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
3/24 Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
3/28 New Orleans, LA – Mahalia Jackson Theater
3/30 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
4/2 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
4/6 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
4/9 Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
4/13 Halifax, NS – Halifax Metro Centre
4/15 Saint John, NB – Harbour Station
4/17 Moncton, NB – Moncton Coliseum
4/20 St. John's, NL – Mile One Centre

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