Canadian singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen recently apologized to his fans after he decided to reschedule two dates of his upcoming UK tour. The singer rescheduled the dates when he found out that they clashed with the Jewish religious holidays.


Cohen changed the dates of Leeds and London shows as they clash with Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur, which is the holiest day in the calendar. Earlier, the show in Leeds Arena was planned for September 5, 2013, but it will now take place on Saturday, September 7, 2013. The final show of the tour will take place at the O2 Arena in London on October 15, 2013, a day after it was scheduled originally.

The statement was issued jointly by promoter AEG and Cohen, which read, “When Leonard Cohen learned today that two of his UK concerts were scheduled on days of solemn religious observance, he respectfully asked AEG to move the dates.” All tour tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled tour. The revised dates of the tour are as follows:

August 2013

26 Bournemouth BIC
28 Brighton Centre
31 Manchester Arena

September 2013

3 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
7 Leeds Arena
8 Birmingham LG Arena
15 London The O2'
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