Leonard Cohen

  1. Roger Waters Passes Madonna for Solo Boxscore Record with $459M Wall Live Tour

    October 04, 2013 7:14 PM EDT Rock legend Roger Waters sets the solo artist Boxscore record with totals submitted from the final leg of the Wall Live tour, which also place him at No. 1 on our weekly ranking of Hot Tours. With $81.3 million in ticket sales reported for the f ...

  2. Leonard Cohen Changes U.K. Concert Date for Religious Reasons

    July 03, 2013 5:40 AM EDT Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has rescheduled one of his British tour dates at the U.K.'s 02 venue for religious reasons. The 78-year-old performer's request to reschedule meant O2 owners AEG had to issue an apology to fans ...

  3. Taylor Swift Leads The Pack on Hot Tours

    May 17, 2013 5:37 PM EDT Taylor Swift is tops among the weekly tally of Hot Tours, leading the pack with $15.7 million in ticket sales revenue from 11 recent performances on her Red Tour. Included is the first stadium date on the North American tour leg that launched ba ...

  4. Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big At Canada's Juno Awards

    April 22, 2013 6:23 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen added two more Junos on Sunday night, one of seven trophies given out at Canada’s 42nd annual Juno Awards, which was televised live on CTV from Brandt Centre in Regina. The pop singer had already won an award at the previous da ...

  5. Carly Rae Jepsen, Rush, Leonard Cohen, Weeknd, Grimes Among 2013 Juno Award Winners

    April 21, 2013 10:20 AM EDT Rush, Leonard Cohen, Carly Rae Jepsen, Metric and The Weeknd were among the winners at the 2013 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards in Regina, Sask., last night (April 20), during a private, untelevised, non-webcast evening attended by 1,150 members o ...

  6. Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Lead List of JUNO Nominees

    February 19, 2013 12:56 PM EST Carly Rae Jepsen tops the lists of nominees for the 2013 JUNO Awards, to be held over two nights in Regina, SK, with the gala dinner April 20 and televised show on the 21st, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced at ...

  7. Adele, Gotye Top SoundScan Year-End Charts in Canada

    January 11, 2013 6:26 PM EST The year-end sales and airplay data from Nielsen Soundscan Canada for 2012 (the 52-week period Jan. 2 to Dec. 30) finds Adele sitting at No. 1 for 2012's top-selling albums for "21." Joining Adele - whose album sold 457,000 units - ...

  8. Brooklyn's New Barclays Center Opens Friday: Will It Give Madison Square Garden A Run For Its Money?

    September 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And, with its blend of gritty, weathered steel evoking the shade of Brooklyn brow ...

  9. Brooklyn Rises

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Jay-Z to open Barclays Center As New York welcomes its new world-class arena. The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And ...

  10. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  11. Drake, Grimes, Feist Among Polaris Music Prize Best Album Nominees

    June 14, 2012 3:22 PM EDT As Toronto has been buzzing with performances by 780 bands throughout the city for North By Northeast (NXNE), on the quieter west coast, for the first time in the Polaris Music Award's seven-year history, the 2012 Long List was announced live ...

  12. Madonna Kicks Off World Tour in Israel

    May 31, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Madonna's stage being erected at Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv (Photo: Via Madonna's Facebook Page) JERUSALEM (AP) -- Pop music star Madonna treated tens of thousands of ecstatic fans in Israel to the inaugural show of her "MDNA&quo ...

  13. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  14. AEG Live Predicting Big Sales for Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez/Enrique Iglesias, 'American Idol' Tours

    May 16, 2012 11:38 AM EDT AEG LIVE President/CEO Randy Phillips says his company is looking at a strong year, based on tours already on sale and those teed up for later in the year. AEG Live tours for 2012 include Enrique Iglesias with Jennifer Lopez, and Wisin & Yande ...

  15. Leonard Cohen's Former Business Manager Convicted of Harassment

    April 13, 2012 7:11 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury convicted Leonard Cohen's former business manager Thursday of harassing the singer-songwriter and repeatedly violating a court order to stop contacting him. The panel reached its verdict within hours of receiving th ...

  16. Michael Jackson's Unreleased Tracks Among 50,000 Songs Stolen From Sony By Hackers

    March 05, 2012 6:58 AM EST Hackers have reportedly stolen more than 50,000 music files from Sony Music, including Michael Jackson's entire back catalog and a large number of unreleased songs from the late King of Pop. According to British newspaper The Sunday Times, th ...

  17. Chart Moves: Madonna's Sales Surge; Michael Jackson's 'Glee'-ful Impact, fun.'s 'We Are Young' Climbs

    February 10, 2012 7:32 AM EST The Billboard 200: While Adele's "21" spends an incredible 19th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Lana Del Rey's "Born to Die" debuts at No. 2 on the chart. Right behind Del Rey, perhaps shockingly, is veteran singe ...

  18. Lana Del Rey Debuts At No. 2, Adele Holds No. 1 on Billboard 200

    February 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST Much talked-about singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey makes her expected arrival at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with "Born to Die," selling 77,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the highest entry for a female artist's f ...

  19. Lana Del Rey and Leonard Cohen: Billboard Top 10 Bound

    February 03, 2012 8:58 PM EST Lana Del Rey's major label full-length debut album, "Born to Die," is off to a fast start. Industry sources say that the set may sell between 60,000 to 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 5. That should eas ...

  20. Lana Del Rey Aiming for No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200 Album Chart

    February 01, 2012 12:58 PM EST Lana Del Rey's just-released Born To Die album is on track to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The set will perhaps sell between 60,000 to 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 5 -- so say industry ...

  21. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'&q ...

  22. Leonard Cohen To Enter Hall of Fame

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Among those up for enshrinement in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are Leonard Cohen, key members of Earth, Wind & Fire, and producer-composer David Foster. The hall made the announcement of its inductees on Tuesday. Earth, Wind & F ...

  23. Games Ceremony Is Most Watched TV Event In Canada

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Vancouver Olympics opening ceremony was the most-watched television event ever in Canada, Games organizers said. Vancouver staged the first indoor opening ceremony and tapped Canada's reserves of world-famous talent, like film actor Donal ...

  24. Leonard Cohen Delays Europe Tour After Back Injury

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Leonard Cohen has postponed an upcoming European tour by six months after hurting his lower back while exercising. A statement said his doctors advised the 75-year-old to follow the same four- to six-month regimen of physical therapy as athletes d ...

  25. Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen Win Special Grammys

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson won yet another posthumous honor on Saturday, joining six other musicians including Leonard Cohen and Loretta Lynn who received Grammy awards for lifetime achievement. But Jackson's family, whose members rarely turn down an op ...

  26. Sony To Issue Vintage Leonard Cohen Performance

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of his "Live In London" (Columbia) recorded at the O2 Arena, Sony Music Entertainment is issuing a second Leonard Cohen live album in 2009. "Leonard Cohen Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970" (Sony Music Entert ...

  27. Leonard Cohen Returns To Stage After Collapse

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen celebrated his 75th birthday in Barcelona at the last concert of his 10-date Spanish tour, just three days after collapsing on stage before 6,000 fans at a sell-out in Valencia. Some 14,000 fans at the Palau Sant Jordi stadium stood ...

  28. Leonard Cohen Due To Return To Stage

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer Leonard Cohen is expected to return to the stage on Monday after he collapsed during a concert in Spain on Friday and was rushed to hospital. The Canadian, who turns 75 on Monday, was halfway through a performance of his hit song "Bird ...

  29. Leonard Cohen Announces Second U.S. Leg Of World Tour

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen will return to the United States this fall to perform in theaters and arenas, beginning Oct. 17 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., and wrapping Nov. 13 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Select tickets for the 15-date U ...

  30. Madonna Tops Strong Midyear List Of Top 25 Tours

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite the uncertain state of the economy, Billboard's midyear touring charts indicate a pattern of success that could well carry through the end of the year. And, even more so than usual, the top 25 list is dominated by acts that first achi ...

  31. Polaris Long List Revealed

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The $20,000 Polaris Music Prize has announced its so-called "long list," with a diverse set of acts including Joel Plaskett, Leonard Cohen and rapper k-os making the cut. The prize, which is awarded to a specific album based on artistic ...

  32. Fleet Foxes, Blur Honored At Mojo Awards

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Seattle folk-rock band Fleet Foxes was named best live act by Mojo magazine at its annual awards ceremony in London. Fleet Foxes beat Leonard Cohen, Seasick Steve, Paul Weller and Radiohead to the live award, although they lost out in the other tw ...

  33. Leonard Cohen Confirms U.K. Open-Air Show

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following his successful return to the live circuit in 2008, Leonard Cohen has confirmed a U.K. outdoor show at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey on July 11. The Marshall Arts-promoted show in Weybridge, outside London, has a 15,000-capacity. Seated t ...

  34. Leonard Cohen Dazzles At New York Tour Warm-Up

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tuning up for a spring North American tour, Leonard Cohen played his first show on American soil in 15 years last night (Feb. 19) at New York's Beacon Theatre. The three-hour performance featured all of Cohen's classics, including " ...

  35. Cohen Supports Australian Bushfire Relief

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran Canadian songsmith Leonard Cohen and his Australian touring party have thrown their support behind victims of the deadly bushfires currently raging through the Victorian state of Australia. Cohen and his touring support act Paul Kelly, tog ...

  36. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard ...

  37. Leonard Cohen Sets NYC Show, Tour To Follow?

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in 15 years at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Feb. 19, and speculation is that it will serve as the anchor for a North American tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (Jan. 16) via Ticketmast ...

  38. Bandier Hails Million-Selling 'Hallelujah'

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman and CEO Martin Bandier has spoken of the longevity and current success of "Hallelujah," which is currently No. 1 in the U.K. singles chart. The cover of Leonard Cohen's 1984 song by Alexandra Burke ...

  39. The Year In Music & Touring: Jersey Bands Lead The Year's Top 25 Tours

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Where else but in the world of touring would Miley Cyrus and Leonard Cohen be on the same short list? This year's tally of Top 25 Tours comprises many artists long familiar to concertgoers, but the list is not completely dominated by veterans ...

  40. Cohen Sings With Promoter At London Finale

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leonard Cohen wrapped up four major dates in London with a three-hour set at the Royal Albert Hall. The veteran Canadian singer songwriter has played two 18,000-capacity dates at the O2 arena (Nov 13 and 14) and two more at the 5,200-capacity Roya ...

  41. Cohen Adds O2 Date

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen is extending his U.K. tour in November by adding a second night at at the O2 Arena. The veteran Canadian singer songwriter will now play an 18,000-capacity show on Nov. 14 in addition to the Nov. 13 performance, which the promoter sa ...

  42. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was inducted last night (March 10) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be backed on th ...

  43. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead Rock Hall's '08 Class

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers the Dave Clark Five and instrumental rock legends the Ventures were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight (March 10) ...

  44. Timberlake, Reed, Joel To Induct Rock Hall Class

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are among the big names who've signed up to induct members of the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class next month in New York. Timberlake will induct Madonna, Reed will induct Leonard Co ...

  45. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead 2008 Rock Hall Class

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, the Ventures and the Dave Clark Five will be enshrined next year in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, organizers announced today (Dec. 13). The 2008 induction will be held March 10 at New York's Waldorf ...

  46. Madonna, Beasties, Mellencamp Up For Rock Hall

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and Leonard Cohen lead a wildly disparate class of nominees for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Ventures, Donna Summer and the Dave Clark Five on ...

  47. Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame To Honor Cohen

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gala to be held February 2006. Leonard Cohen is among the Canadian songwriters to be honored at the Third Annual Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on Feb. 5, 2006 in Toronto. Other songwriters being honored include classical composer Lionel D ...

  48. Leonard Cohen Sues Former Manager

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen sued his longtime manager Aug. 15 for allegedly defrauding the legendary composer of at least $5 million. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Leonard Cohen sued his longtime manager Aug. 15 for allegedly defrauding the legendary ...

  49. Leonard Cohen Sues Business Manager

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Complaint states Lynch 'stole' over $5M. Leonard Cohen sued his longtime business manager Monday (Aug. 15) for allegedly defrauding the legendary composer of at least $5 million. The complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court seeks da ...

  50. Macklam/Feldman To Manage Leonard Cohen

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/poet has album and tour in the works. Vancouver-based Macklam/Feldman Management has signed singer/songwriter/ poet Leonard Cohen. The Canadian artist's upcoming projects include an album, international tour and book. Cohen recently wr ...

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