Can you think of your all time most complete performance?
One of the happiest & most heartfelt moments was at a  concert in Seville. The audience began waving white handkerchiefs and chanting, ‘Torero.’ I don’t know if we were any good that night, but somehow the hospitality of the audience was such that they awarded me the highest designation of the heart.
From Leonard Cohen — Haute Dog by Mr. Bonzai (David Goggin). Music Smarts: July 10, 2010 (archived from 1988). Leonard Cohen played Seville on May 22, 1988. Note: Originally posted October 19, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
The presence of Leonard Cohen was, along with Frank Zappa and Joe Cocker at the peak of his popularity, the great attraction of the Cita in Seville of 1988, that festival that organized the City council of Seville before in the eighties and that brought to The city to names of the stature of James Brown or BB King, just to mention two of them. It was his only performance in Seville.
The Canadian, who died on Thursday at age 82, also went to the city with one of the best albums of his entire career under his belt: “I’m Your Man” (1988), responsible for a reinvention, via synthesizers And boxes of rhythm, which renewed its sound and returned it to the lists of successes, even in Spain.
The concert in Seville, however, was a public failure, as happened years before with The Kinks, which resulted in millionaire losses for the promoter, although Leonard Cohen offered a good concert accompanied by a solid band and the two chorus players Seconded at that time in which lay the basis of the style of maturity that would accompany him until his death.
The date of the concert was Sunday May 22 and the price of tickets was 1,000 pesetas (6 euros). It was held in the auditorium of Prado de San Sebastián, the usual place of the Cita’s performances in Seville, and in the concert the Canadian composer reviewed some of his recent songs, such as the hit “First we take Manhattan”, along with classics Of his repertoire, such as “Bird on the wire”, “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne”.
La única vez que Leonard Cohen actuó en Sevilla by JesÚs Morillo (ABC: 11/11/2016)