Signs Of Leonard Cohen – Along With The Ramones, The Clash, The Cure, Billy Bragg, et al: 1985 Roskilde Festival Program

Program listing the appearance of Leonard Cohen (among others) at the 1985 Roskilde Festival, held south of Roskilde, Denmark. I’ve posted the cover of the program and the page with Leonard Cohen’s June 28, 1985 show.

Note: Originally posted January 31, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“There are unseen hands that manipulate the marketplace. Hands that I never get to see…or crush.” Leonard Cohen On Change Of His Concert Venue From Hop Farm To Wembley Arena (2010)

I want you to know I learned about it [the venue switch] the same time you did. There are unseen hands that manipulate the marketplace. Hands that I never get to see…or crush.  quotedown2

Leonard Cohen


Spoken by Leonard Cohen during his Sept 8, 2012 Concert at Wembley Arena in London. Quoted in Leonard Cohen brings ‘Old Ideas’ to London’s Wembley Arena (NME, September 9, 2012)

Originally posted Sep 9, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: 2013 Tour Promotional Video Features Old Ideas – And Old Footage


The Recycled Old Ideas Tour Video Ad

This 16 second video from AEGLive promotes the 2013 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas Tour using clips from concerts that took place during the 2008-2012 Tour, when Dino Soldo and Bob Metzger last appeared in the band (see circled figures in screenshot below).


Equally awkward is the final scene (see screenshot below) advising viewers that the Old Ideas album is “Available Now,” a term connoting the recent availability of a given item or service. While the Old Ideas album is indeed “available now,” it would have been equally accurate to note that it has been “available for over a year now.”


The 2013 Tour promotional video, in fact, differs little from the 2012 Tour video other than updates such “Spring 2013” replacing “Fall 2012.”

The misapplication of “Available Now” and the anachronistic appearance of Dino Soldo and Bob Metzger thus seem the result of casual production, and long-term Cohen fans could be forgiven if they are concerned lest this signal a return to the benign neglect marketing mode historically employed by Leonard Cohen’s record label until the more aggressive campaign that accompanied the release of Old Ideas in 2012. (See Leonard Cohen In Our Hearts – Old Ideas On The Charts)

Leonard Cohen 2013 Old Ideas Tour Promotional Video

Originally posted Feb 4, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric