Leonard Cohen confirms Glastonbury and Big Chill

United Kingdom United Kingdom | 11 March 2008

The influential singer/songwriter will also perform at Benicassim in Spain (20 July) and in London's O2 Arena (17 July), as well as dates in Manchester (17-20 June) and Dublin (14 June).

The reclusive Candian has long been rumoured for Glastonbury Festival, where he is expected to headline the Jazz World on the Sunday night (29 June), but his addition to The Big Chill line up on Sunday, 3 August, is more of a surprise.

He was inducted into the Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame last night and will now test his status with an initial 37 dates worldwide. The tour begins in Toronto on 6 June and finishes in Viennna on 29 August. The dates in full are:

Toronto Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (June 6/7)
Dublin IMMA (June 14/15)
Manchester Opera House (17-20)
Montreal Place des Arts (23-26)
Glastonbury Festival (29)
Oslo, Norway (July 1)
Helsingborg Open Air (3)
Copenhagen Rosenborg Castle (5)
Arhuus Radhus Parken (6)
Montreux Jazz Festival (8)
Lyon Festival (9)
Bruges Cactus (10)
Amsterdam Westerdam (12)
Edinburgh Castle (16)
London O2 Arena (17)
Lisbon Passeio Maritimo (19)
Benicassim Festival (20)
Nice Jazz Festival (22)
Lorrach Stimmen De Welt (25)
Lucca Summer Festival (27)
Athens Lykabettus Theatre (29)
Ledbury The Big Chill (August 3)
Istanbul Arena (5/6)
Prague Castle (10)
Budapest Sziget Festival (12)
Girona Cap Roig (14/15)
Vienna Opera House (28/29)


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