''...he basked in the rapture of the crowd, artfully courting adulation. His mix of humility and sovereignty felt effortless, entirely true to form.'' --New York Times on Leonard Cohen
With the release of his first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen, in 1967, Leonard Cohen emerged as one of the most influential figures of the singer-songwriter movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies. Cohen's body of work has achieved greater depths of mystery and meaning over the past four decades, and his songs have relentlessly examined issues of spirituality, sex, religion and power -- with full appreciation that there are no easy answers to the questions he raises.
As part of his first U.S. tour in fifteen years, Leonard Cohen will appear at Philadelphia's Academy of Music for one show only on Tuesday, May 12. Mr. Cohen's recent appearances in Europe, Australia, Canada and New York have been overwhelmingly received with more than 80 five-star reviews, prompting Rollingstone.com to hail New York's recent Beacon Theatre engagement as ''an unbelievable gift to the world.''