Signs Of Leonard Cohen: 2008 London O2 Arena Concert Billboard

Prior to the 2008 Leonard Cohen concerts at  the London O2 Arena, the billboard outside the O2 dome advertised the show. The legend reads

13 November 2008
Tickets on sale now at the box office

This photo was shot and shared by dorsetbays. Originally posted February 24, 2011 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: 45 Seconds Of 2008 Leonard Cohen Soundcheck Fun

A Leonard Cohen Teaser

This brief video shows Leonard Cohen and his musicians rehearsing “Ain’t No Cure For Love” on a sweltering July day in 2008. The location and exact date are not given, but based on the month and year provided (July 2008) and that stage platform with the white markings, I suspect this rehearsal took place before the July 1, 2008 Leonard Cohen concert in Oslo.

Seeing Leonard and company in civilian clothes, The Webb Sisters & Sharon Robinson moving to the music, and Leonard rehearsing kneeling before Javier Mas is a treat.

Note: The first 27 seconds of the video is a 2007 Lou Reed soundcheck. The video player should automatically begin 27 seconds into the film with Leonard Cohen rehearsing; if not, simply advance the video to that mark or enjoy Lou Reed.

Video by monod erika

Note: Originally posted at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen Starts Sligo Show With Sprint, Smile & Song – Dance Me To The End Of Love (2010)

Featuring Dino Soldo On Instruments Of Wind (& Rafael Gayol On Camera)

In addition to an excellent performance of Dance Me To The End Of Love, this video displays Leonard Cohen opening the concert by running onto the stage and flashing an especially broad smile. (He closes the song with another beaming smile.) The screenshot atop this post also captures drummer Rafael Gayol photographing the audience photographing Leonard Cohen and the band.

Leonard Cohen – Dance Me To The End Of Love 
Lissadell House, Sligo: Aug 1, 2010
Video from albertnoonan

Originally posted Aug 6, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Once More Onto The Stage, Dear Friends: Leonard Cohen Opens 2010 Auckland Show

Original Caption: “Once more onto the stage, dear friends. Leonard Cohen starts today’s concert in Auckland.” With apologies to Shakespeare and appreciation to J.S. Carenza III for the photo. Originally posted Oct 29, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric