I've been a fan of Leonard Cohen since a long time, but have never seen him live before. The O2 Stadium is massive of course, and Leonard Cohen's music would deserve a more intimate setting. But oh so many of his fans came along to fill the stadion. Leonard Cohen managed to bring his soulful lyrics with touching voice to the most far away seats (that's where I was sitting). I liked his approach to introducing his songs and his fellow musicians. The concert included his most well-known songs, and played quite a lot of encores. The supporting musicians were all excellent as well, as you would expect. He seems surprisingly fit for his age (and will hopefully remain so for a while!), and moved around quite a lot, I was sometimes worried about how exhausted he must be from it ;) Great concert! There must have been some additional magic in the place, since among xx-thousand fans I found myself sitting next to someone whom I knew.
Until Sun Sep 15 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Jun 11 2012
At 78, one of Canada's mightiest exports retuns to delight his huge (and still-growing) fanbase. His songbook – including all-time greats like 'Suzanne', 'Hallelujah' and 'First We Take Manhattan' – remains affecting and poignant, and even more so out of a dark bedroom and in a live arena.