Leonard Cohen Announces Second Leg of First U.S. Tour in 15 Years

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After completing his first U.S. tour in 15 years, Leonard Cohen will trek across the States again this autumn as the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has announced a second leg of shows, Billboard.biz reports. Cohen's second U.S. jaunt in 2009 kicks off October 17th in Sunrise, Florida, and concludes nearly a month and 14 shows later in San Jose, California, on November 13th.

As Rock Daily reported in January, Cohen ended his 15-year break from the U.S. stage when he played a concert at New York's Beacon Theatre. The singer also performed a set at Coachella and toured North America through June before departing for Europe, where he is currently in the midst of a tour to promote Live In London (Watch "Anthem" from the London DVD here).

Last year when Cohen initially announced tour dates, Rolling Stone predicted that the run — seemingly scheduled to help Cohen defray the cost of a dispute with his manager — would be New Yorkers' only chance to see the Canadian legend onstage this year. But the poet-singer will return to the city, at a larger venue, no less: Madison Square Garden.

Markets that were passed over during Cohen's last trek — like Florida, Ohio, Missouri and Atlanta — will all get to marvel as the 74-year-old legend serenades them with "Hallelujah" and "The Stranger Song" (that is, if he hasn't retired "Hallelujah" by then). Tickets for the 15 shows go on sales August 3rd, so scribble the appropriate notes on your calendar.

Oct. 17 - Sunrise, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
Oct. 19 - Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
Oct. 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
Oct. 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Wachovia Spectrum
Oct. 23 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Oct. 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Allen Theatre
Oct. 27 - Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
Oct. 29 - Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
Nov. 1 - Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Nov. 3 - Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Nov. 5 - Nashville, TN @ Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Nov. 7 - St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
Nov. 9 - Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC
Nov. 12 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Nov. 13 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion

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