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Leonard Cohen launches world tour, trends on Twitter

music Updated: Mar 26, 2012 18:01 IST
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Canadian singer Leonard Cohen is launching a world tour behind his new LP Old Ideas. While only European dates have been announced yet, a press release says that "Leonard will return to North America this Fall, details to be announced soon."

The first leg of the tour kicks off August 12th in Ghent, Belgium and wraps up October 7th in Portugal, he told Roling Stone magazine.

The 77- year-old singer-songwriter returned to the road in May of 2008 after a 15-year break. "I never thought I'd tour again, although I did have dreams," Cohen told the music magazine. The tour ran for nearly 250 shows and took Cohen around the world many times over, wrapping up on December 11th, 2010 in Las Vegas.

Here are the dates for the Old Ideas World Tour 2012:

August 12th – Ghent, Belgium – St. Peter's Square

August 14th – Ghent, Belgium – St. Peter's Square

August 25th – Copenhagen, Denmark – Rosenborg Castle

August 26th – Aalborg, Denmark – Molleparken

August 28th – Bergen, Norway – Bergenhus Festning-Koengen

August 31st – Gothenberg, Sweden – Tradgardsforeningen

September 2nd – Helsinki, Finland – Sonera Stadium

September 5th – Berlin, Germany – Wuhlheide

September 6th – Monchengladbach, Germany – Hockey Field

September 11th – Dublin, Ireland – Imma

September 12th – Dublin, Ireland – Imma

September 25th – Verona, Italy – Verona Arena

September 28th – Paris, France – Olympia

September 29th – Paris, France – Olympia

September 30th – Paris, France – Olympia

October 3rd – Barcelona, Spain – St. Jordi

October 5th – Madrid, Spain – Palais Desportes

October 7th – Lisbon, Portugal – Pavilhao Atlantico