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Rock Hall Inductee Leonard Cohen Announces First Tour Since 1993

March 11, 2008 9:40 AM ET

Hours after his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen announced his first tour in over fifteen years. The seventy-three year old songwriter — whose 1984 classic "Hallelujah" (as interpreted by Jeff Buckley) is currently the number one song on iTunes thanks to American Idol — has no American dates currently on the books. However, according to his Web site, Cohen may bring the tour Stateside towards the end of the year. His decision to tour probably has much to do with the fact that his former manager squandered his $5 million pension and left him with $150,000. The tour kicks off June 6th in Toronto.

June 6 - Toronto, Canada @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
June 7 - Toronto, Canada @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
June 14 - Dublin, Ireland @ IMMA
June 15 - Dublin, Ireland @ IMMA
June 17 - Manchester, UK @ Opera House
June 18 - Manchester, UK @ Opera House
June 19 - Manchester, UK @ Opera House
June 20 - Manchester, UK @ Opera House
June 23 - Montreal, Canada @ Montreal Jazz Festival / Place des Arts
June 24 - Montreal, Canada @ Montreal Jazz Festival / Place des Arts
June 25 - Montreal, Canada @ Montreal Jazz Festival / Place des Arts
June 29 - Glastonbury, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
July 1 - Oslo, Norway @ Aliset Stadium
July 3 - Helsingborg, Sweden @ Open Air
July 5 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Rosenborg Castle
July 6 - Arhuus, Denmark @ Raadhus Parken
July 8 - Montreux, Switzerland @ Montreux Jazz Festival
July 9 - Lyon, France
July 10 - Bruges, Belgium @ Cactus
July 12 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Westerdam
July 16 - Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh Castle
July 17 - London, UK @ The 02 Arena
July 18 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Passeio Maritimo
July 20 - Bennicasim, Spain
July 22 - Nice, France @ Jazz Festival
July 25 - Lorrach, Germany @ Stimmen Der Welt
July 27 - Lucca, Italy @ Summer Festival
July 29 - Athens, Greece @ Lykabettus Theatre

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