Signs Of Leonard Cohen In Situ: 2013 Antwerp & Brussels Concert Posters

Betty Vercauteren offers this impressive set of in situ posters found in Antwerp promoting the June 23, 2013 Leonard Cohen concert at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium and the June 30, 2013 show in Brussels.

Note: Originally posted April 2, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Pre-Pulapalooza Photos: Leonard Cohen 2013 Pula Soundcheck & More

Yesterday’s Post-Pulapalooza Photo: Missing Leonard Cohen At Pula 2013 post prompted Jo Meul to offer his shots of the preparations for the August 2, 2013 Pula concert. The above photo depicts Leonard and his band at soundcheck.

Sharon Robinson Is In The House Arena

 

Leonard Cohen Rehearses Tower Of Song

 

Unified Heart 2013 Leonard Cohen World Tour Banner

 

Leonard Goes Behind The Scenes


Leonard Arrives At Arena

 

Arena At Soundcheck

 

Arena At Soundcheck

Post-Pulapalooza Photo: Missing Leonard Cohen At Pula 2013

Laurence from Paris forwards this photo of the dismantling of the stage at Pula the day following the Leonard Cohen show at that venue, commemorating yet another instance in a year long odyssey of leaving a city the day before a Leonard Cohen concert or arriving the day after a Leonard Cohen concert.

Originally posted at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“More spontaneous & warm than just about any of his folk or rock contemporaries” Leonard Cohen Is On Rolling Stone 2013’s Hottest Tours

At 78, Cohen is more spontaneous and warm than just about any of his folk or rock contemporaries – wearing a snappy suit and fedora, reciting poems, giving short speeches and doling out classics as well as tunes from last year’s Old Ideas. Drink whenever the Webb sisters, Cohen’s pristine backup vocalists, do a backflip.

From 2013’s Hottest Tours by Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone: January 16, 2013). The awe-inspiring, vertigo-inducing photo of the Chicago Theatre marque promoting the  March 13, 2013 Leonard Cohen held at that venue was taken by Woolstrum.

DrHGuy Note: No, I’ve never seen the Webb Sisters do a backflip, either. Maybe Rolling Stone is covertly encouraging sobriety.

Originally posted January 17, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Thank you friends, for climbing to those high places… Thank you friends, for endangering your household budgets” Outstanding Video: Leonard Cohen Performs The Future – Amsterdam 2013

Leonard Cohen – The Future
Amsterdam: Sept 20, 2013
Video by albertnoonan

Originally posted December 31, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

The 2013 “Everybody Knows” Video Pro-Am: Leonard Cohen’s Live In Dublin DVD Video Vs Audience Recordings

Everybody Knows from Leonard Cohen’s Live In Dublin DVD (Dec 2, 2014) provides an opportunity to compare the professionally shot and edited video of this performance produced for the official concert DVD with the recordings of the same song at other 2013 tour venues made by amateur videographers in the audience. It’s worth keeping in mind that the latter group operates under rather rigorous conditions: shooting from a single location determined by ones luck and cash on hand (a seat inevitably located just behind the winner of the Tallest Leonard Cohen Fan In Existence and next to the Cohenites Singalong Ensemble), and filming while eluding the concert hall’s camera police.

While each of the audience videos are flawed in some manner and I am clearly at risk for observer error, I would argue that these imperfect offerings are indeed how the light gets in. But, hey, judge for yourself.

The Professional Video

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Dublin: Sept 12, 2013
Video from LeonardCohenVEVO

The Audience Videos

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Brussels: June 30, 2013
Video by albertnoonan

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Amsterdam: Sept 20, 2013
Video by schnugsy

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Bercy: June 18, 2013
Video by Aurélie F

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Rome: July 7, 2013
Video by 30gallina72

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Rome: July 7, 2013
Video by Wirebirds

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Vienna: July 27, 2013
Video by glauxath

Note: Originally posted November 12, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric