Leonard Cohen's Toronto Shows Receive Smashing Reviews

It had been 15 years since the last time Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen hit the stage, but the wait, it seems, was well worth it. Described by the Toronto Star as "breathtaking", Cohen played 4 packed shows in Toronto as an official kick off to a tour to his 2008 tour.

Cohen, who many consider to be one of the most influential songwriters and poets of all time, received impressive reviews across the board. Rolling Stone summed up his third night in Toronto by saying "Cohen poured everything he had into a stunning performance."

"For over 2 1/2 hours on Friday night at the Sony Centre," wrote the Toronto Sun, "Leonard Cohen was our man... The Montreal poet-singer-songwriter easily seduced a sold-out crowd during the first of four back-to-back shows."

He is currently performing at the Montreal Jazz Festival through to June 25th, and then visits Europe for 19 mostly sold out shows. Visit his official site for tour dates and information.