Backstage Photos & TV News Video: 2012 Leonard Cohen Bucharest Concert

budaPhotos of Sept 22, 2012 Leonard Cohen Bucharest Concert by Unified Heart Touring Company crew. Click on images for best viewing


From Leonard Cohen sang for 15,000 fans in Bucharest (Stiri TV: 23 September 2012) [via Google Translate]:

At 78 years and one day, Leonard Cohen has gathered over 15,000 spectators Saturday night in Constitution Square, according to TVR. Among them, many young people who were not even born when the artist was already in vogue….It is a source of pride for us hat one of the musicians chosen to accompany Cohen  on the tour is Moldavian violinist Alexandru Bublitchi. Leonard Cohen turned 78 on September 21. Four years ago, when he was 74, Cohen was in Bucharest for his  first concert in Romania. He celebrated his birthday on stage and his audience sang “Happy Birthday.” He liked it so much that in 2009 he returned to Bucharest.

Romanian TV – News: Leonard Cohen 2012 Budapest Concert

Credit Due Department: Photo atop post from Webb Sisters Facebook page. Final photo by Leif Bodnarchuk. All other photos by J.S. Carenza III.

Note: Originally posted Sept 24, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

15 Photos: A Carenza-eye View Of The 2012 Leonard Cohen Kingston Show


A Cohen in a Kings Town

Joseph Carenza III, the Leonard Cohen Tour Road Manager, offers a batch of photos of the preparation for and execution of the Dec 13, 2012 Leonard Cohen Kingston Concert, some of which are dramatic, others of which are intriguing, and all of which are entertaining. These are some of my favorites, along with the original captions.

Note: Originally posted Dec 14, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: “100,000 Tickets Sold” 2012 Ghent Concerts Ad

gent_-_1000ksold-scaled1000Ad for the 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour concerts to be held in Ghent on August 12, 14, 15, 17, & 18 with declaration that “Since 2008, Cohen sold 100,000 concert tickets in Belgium.” Originally posted August 10, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Alex Bublitchi Plays Band Back To Green Room At Break – 2012 Leonard Cohen Berlin Concert


Video by J.S. Carenza III. Posted Sept 6, 2012

Leonard Cohen – There Once Was An App For That: Review Of The 2012 Leonard Cohen iPhone App


While this app is no longer available, Cohencentric is reposting the Aug 24, 2012 review so that old fans can relive those heady days and newer fans can have a taste of the way it used to be.

Leonard Cohen – There’s An App For That

The Leonard Cohen iPhone app by DKB Productions was released Aug 23, 2012 and is available for installation1 at the App Store. My report on the app’s features based on my test drive of it follows.

Leonard Cohen’s Golden Voice

Opening the app triggers a quote recited by Leonard. The presumptive favorite is the Canadian singer-songwriter murmuring “Hello, Darling.” Other offerings derive from his lyrics, poetry, and interviews, including The Sweetest Little Song from Book of Longing:

You go your way
I’ll go your way too.


The News page appears to be linked to the news page of the official Leonard Cohen site and, is, as can be seen above, fairly limited.

Tour –  And Hidden Bonus

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  1. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS []

The Extraordinary Program Of The 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour


Front cover

Dominique BOILE sends these scans of a few of the 52 pages of what he describes as “the extraordinary tour program printed on very high quality paper.”

While I am usually not taken with Tour Programs, this 33 cm x 24 cm (12.99 inch x 9.45 inch) program is indeed impressive. Within just these eight images are several elements worthy of special note:

  • Exquisite Detail: Check out the fragments of Cohen’s handwriting in the background of the blowup from the cover (Image #2)
  • Sticker Shock – of the good sort: Stickers of logos used for The Future album, stickers of Unified Hearts logos, stickers of Cohen’s art, stickers of the Old Ideas album cover elements, … stickers, stickers, stickers. (Image #3)
  • Hard To Find Photos: “Hard to find” is code for “I haven’t seen these before,” a description which applies to two photos in Image #4 and one photo in Image #8.
  • Dominique Issermmann’s Photos Of Leonard Cohen: What else do I need to say?
  • Leonard Cohen’s Handwritten Notes: Image #6 is a page from Cohen’s notes for the lyrics of “Show Me The Place.”  I love handwritten notes used to create literary work; you should, too.

Blowup of top left corner of front cove


Note: Originally posted August 17, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric