Hallelujah! Legendary singer, songwriter Leonard Cohen to perform at Barclays Center in Brooklyn December 20

May 10, 2012

BROOKLYN -Legendary singer, songwriter, and poet Leonard Cohen will perform at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 20 to close his ‘Old Ideas World Tour 2012.’ Tickets for the concert will go on sale on Friday, May 18 at noon and will be available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Brooklyn Nets All Access season ticket buyers have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Barclays Center events before the general public. Fans are encouraged to visit www.barclayscenter.com and follow @BarclaysCenter on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates and special pre-sale offers.

With a career spanning five decades, Cohen has sold more than 20 million albums with classic hits such as ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Suzanne.’  The world-acclaimed artist has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (2008), and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2010), and is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (2010).

“We are honored that the renowned musical artist Leonard Cohen will be taking Brooklyn’s biggest stage, Barclays Center,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “Cohen’s concert continues our goal of bringing a diverse line-up of musical acts to Barclays Center and the best of everything to Brooklyn.”

The North American leg of Cohen’s ‘Old Ideas World Tour 2012’ celebrates Cohen’s highly acclaimed twelfth studio album, Old Ideas, released on January 31, 2012. The ‘Old Ideas World Tour 2012’ follows Cohen’s triumphant 2008-2010 world tour – his first in 15 years — which was met with overwhelming praise.

About Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen is a master songwriter, musician and poet whose stunning body of original work has touched the lives of millions. Citing W.B Yeats, Irving Layton and Walt Whitman as literary influences, Cohen first shot to the forefront of the music industry in the 60’s and has remained an inspirational talent and contributor to the industry since he first emerged. His albums Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), I’m Your Man (1990) and Dear Heather (2004) are rightly considered classics along with the beautiful singles “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne.”  He has sold over 20 million albums, worldwide and published 12 books.  With a career spanning five decades, Leonard Cohen has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (2008), and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2010), and is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (2010).