Leonard Cohen coming to the Straz Center in Tampa
He has been called "the Jewish Barry White," and his signature song has been called "the perfect secular hymn." We're speaking of Leonard Cohen and Hallelujah, the enduring anthem that has been covered by everyone from Jeff Buckley to Adam Sandler, a song so entrenched in the modern cultural canon that it is the subject of its own biography.
And if you've never heard the 78-year-old Canadian songwriting legend sing Hallelujah live, you may soon have your chance.
According to his Facebook page, Cohen has extended his Old Ideas World Tour through the spring, and it will include a show March 18 at the Straz Center in Tampa. Ticket prices have not been announced, but according to promoter AEG Live, they'll go onsale at 10 a.m. Jan. 18. Click here for details.
Cohen went decades without performing in Tampa before an epic, jam-packed, 3-hour show at the Straz Center in 2009. Click here for a review of that performance.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*