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Leonard Cohen says no more “Hallelujah”, announces European tour

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A word of warning to all musicians: Leonard Cohen does not want you to cover “Hallelujah” right now. At least that’s what the acclaimed singer/songwriter said in a recent interview with The Guardian. “I was reading a review of a movie called Watchmen that uses it, and the reviewer said, ‘Can we please have a moratorium on ‘Hallelujah’ in movies and television shows?’ and I kind of feel the same way, Cohen noted. “I think it’s a good song, but too many people sing it.”

No word on whether this means Cohen himself will take a break from performing his legendary song, but there is one way to find out — he will be touring Europe through late August. All announced dates can be found below.

Leonard Cohen 2009 Tour Dates:
07/14 – Liverpool, UK @ Echo Arena
07/16 – Langesund, NO @ Langesund Festival
07/17 – Molde, NO @ Moldejazz
07/19 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
07/20 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
07/22 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
07/23 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
07/26 – Belfast, UK @ Odyssey Arena
07/30 – Libson, PT @ Pabillion Atlantico
07/31 – Leon, ES @ Leon Arena
08/03 – Venice, IT @ St. Mark’s Square
08/05 – Istanbul, TR @ Harbiye Open Air Theatre
08/06 – Istanbul, TR @ Harbiye Open Air Theatre
08/11 – Palma De Mallorca, ES @ Palma Arena
08/13 – Vigo, ES @ Festival Castrelos
08/15 – Girona, ES @ Festival Jardins de Cap Roig
08/16 – Colmar, FR @ Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival
08/18 – Vienne, FR @ Theatre Antique de Vienne
08/20 – Nimes, FR @ Arena of Nimes
08/22 – Monaco, FR @ Sporting Club
08/23 – Monaco, FR @ Sporting Club
08/26 – Wiesen, AT @ Festivalgelände
08/28 – Bratislava, SK @ Incheba Expo Arena
08/29 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
08/31 – Budapest, HR @ Arena Plaza
09/02 – Belgrade, RS @ Belgrade Arena
09/04 – Bucharest, RO @ Piata Constitutiei
09/12 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
09/13 – Granada, ES @ Coliseo Atarfe
09/15 – Zaragoza, ES @ Pabellon PrÃÂ ncipe Felipe
09/17 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao Exhibition Centre
09/21 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi

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