Cana­dian rock poet lau­re­ate Leonard Co­hen plays Cairns

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LEG­ENDARY Cana­dian singer­song­writer Leonard Co­hen vis­its Cairns Con­ven­tion Cen­tre for one show only on Tues­day, Novem­ber 26.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in­ductee, among other pres­ti­gious awards, penned the hits ‘‘Suzanne’’, ‘‘Hal­lelu­jah’’ and ‘‘Fa­mous Blue Rain­coat’’ and is re­garded as one of the world’s great­est singer-song­writ­ers.

His more fa­mous songs achieved dis­tinc­tion in their day but have since been bur­nished over the years in a ca­reer that seems to roll on and on, not least thanks to cover ver­sions of songs like ‘‘Hal­lelu­jah’’ by more con­tem­po­rary artists in­clud­ing Jeff Buck­ley.

The 79-year-old star will be per­form- ing in Cairns for the first time, backed up by a 12-piece band. The show starts at 8 pm. Tick­ets are on sale from ticketlink.com.au or 1300 855 835.

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