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Leonard Cohen says no more “Hallelujah”, announces European tour

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    A word of warning to all musicians: Leonard Cohen does not want you to cover “Hallelujah” right now. At least that’s what the acclaimed singer/songwriter said in a recent interview with The Guardian. “I was reading a review of a movie called Watchmen that uses it, and the reviewer said, ‘Can we please have a moratorium on ‘Hallelujah’ in movies and television shows?’ and I kind of feel the same way, Cohen noted. “I think it’s a good song, but too many people sing it.”

    No word on whether this means Cohen himself will take a break from performing his legendary song, but there is one way to find out — he will be touring Europe through late August. All announced dates can be found below.

    Leonard Cohen 2009 Tour Dates:
    07/14 – Liverpool, UK @ Echo Arena
    07/16 – Langesund, NO @ Langesund Festival
    07/17 – Molde, NO @ Moldejazz
    07/19 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
    07/20 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
    07/22 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
    07/23 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
    07/26 – Belfast, UK @ Odyssey Arena
    07/30 – Libson, PT @ Pabillion Atlantico
    07/31 – Leon, ES @ Leon Arena
    08/03 – Venice, IT @ St. Mark’s Square
    08/05 – Istanbul, TR @ Harbiye Open Air Theatre
    08/06 – Istanbul, TR @ Harbiye Open Air Theatre
    08/11 – Palma De Mallorca, ES @ Palma Arena
    08/13 – Vigo, ES @ Festival Castrelos
    08/15 – Girona, ES @ Festival Jardins de Cap Roig
    08/16 – Colmar, FR @ Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival
    08/18 – Vienne, FR @ Theatre Antique de Vienne
    08/20 – Nimes, FR @ Arena of Nimes
    08/22 – Monaco, FR @ Sporting Club
    08/23 – Monaco, FR @ Sporting Club
    08/26 – Wiesen, AT @ Festivalgelände
    08/28 – Bratislava, SK @ Incheba Expo Arena
    08/29 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
    08/31 – Budapest, HR @ Arena Plaza
    09/02 – Belgrade, RS @ Belgrade Arena
    09/04 – Bucharest, RO @ Piata Constitutiei
    09/12 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
    09/13 – Granada, ES @ Coliseo Atarfe
    09/15 – Zaragoza, ES @ Pabellon PrÃÂ ncipe Felipe
    09/17 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao Exhibition Centre
    09/21 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi

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