Here’s what the Vancouver press had to say about Leonard’s first Canadian show of the “Old Ideas World Tour” which took place November 12 at the Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Sun: “Close to three hours can seem like an eternity in some cases, but with Cohen the evening could’ve gone on forever, as comfortable as it was to be wrapped in his rapturous embrace… Cohen’s band was flat-out spectacular all around, flashy without being in-your-face, giving Cohen’s words the space they needed. And sometimes the pauses between the words carried as much weight as the lyrics themselves, the man exuding that old timeless kind of spellbinding cool that had the crowd entranced.”
Vancouver Province: “A standing ovation as the act hits the stage is rare…But when Leonard Cohen is coming across the stage to the microphone — sure, why not. Not only is the Montreal poet a national treasure, he is out touring a new album that happens to be one of the best of his storied career.”
Vancouver Province: “Opening the first night of the cross-Canada tour at Rogers Arena with “Dance Me to the End of Love,” the master and his nine-piece band were smoking.”