Leonard Cohen has postponed a pair of Canadian tour dates due to band member illness.
According to a news release issued today from Ticketmaster.ca, the legendary Montreal singer-songwriter has postponed two dates, including tonight’s show in Regina, SK at Brandt Centre, as well as his March 11 performance in Winnipeg, MB at MTS Centre,
The postponement is due to an outbreak of flu among several of his backing musicians.
Citing a concern for his players’ health, as well as providing a top quality performance to fans, the “Suzanne” hitmaker’s release states, “In addition to his concern for the health and well-being of his musicians, Mr. Cohen wants to ensure the fans are given nothing less than the highest standard concert experience he has consistently delivered to audiences for more than 300 concerts over the past five years.”
The Regina show has been re-scheduled to April 28 and the Winnipeg performance has been moved to April 26.
Original tickets will be honored at the new dates and refunds are available at point of purchase.
The multi Juno and Grammy Award winning artist, who is nominated for three Junos this year, had just commenced his Canadian tour leg on March 6 in Victoria, BC in support of his twelfth studio album “Old Ideas,” prior to the band members taking ill.
See Leonard Cohen’s official website for more details.
Did you know? Leonard Cohen’s "Old Ideas" album was released Jan 31, 2012 and topped the charts in 9 countries.