Leonard Cohen, one of the most highly celebrated songwriters in pop music history, is heading back to the Bay Area.
The 77-year-old Canadian will perform Nov. 7 at HP Pavilion in San Jose. Tickets go on sale May 18. Ticket prices and other information have not yet been announced. Keep checking www.leonardcohen.com for more information.
Cohen will be touring in support of his critically acclaimed 12th studio album, "Old Ideas," which rose to No. 3 on the Billboard charts after being released in January. It's Cohen's first new studio effort since 2004's "Dear Heather."
The Old Ideas World Tour 2012, which kicks off its North American run in Austin, Texas, on Halloween
night, follows Cohen's highly successful 2008-2010 trek. That tour -- Cohen's first in 15 years -- was greeted by full houses, favorable reviews and heavy fanfare at seemingly every stop.
That tour did particularly well in the Bay Area. The master singer-songwriter performed a three-night stand at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland and a single show at the HP Pavilion in San Jose in 2009. He'd then return the following year to play another two-night stand at the Paramount.
Cohen was feeling quite generous during that tour -- often performing three-hour-plus shows that were chock full of fan favorites. The songwriter, who many rank alongside such all-time greats as Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson and Paul Simon, is known for
"Hallelujah," "I'm Your Man," "Tower of Song," "Who by Fire," "So Long Marianne," "First We Take Manhattan," "Famous Blue Raincoat" and many other memorably literate tunes.
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