Leonard Cohen to play one-off UK concert
Veteran music star Leonard Cohen is to play a one-off outdoor show in the UK this summer - with a mammoth set lasting more than three hours.
It will be his only UK show of the year and will feature classics as well as tracks from new album Old Ideas.
Promoter Vince Power said: "To get the opportunity to bring Leonard Cohen to the UK for his only appearance this year is a fantastic and humbling achievement.
"He is one of the undisputed forefathers of modern folk music and has honed his craft for nearly half a century."
Cohen was in court earlier this week against his former manager and lover, Kelley Lynch with whom he had a professional and briefly intimate personal relationship over 17 years. In 2004 he accusing her of stealing some $5 million from him while he lived in a monastery near Los Angeles..
He sued her in 2005, and a judge ordered her to pay him $9.5 million. She has been on trial in Los Angeles Superior Court since last week on charges of harrassing Cohen and others with phone calls and emails, and on Monday the singer testified against her.
Voice mails that prosecutors say are from Lynch, 55, were played in court. Ms. Lynch routinely accused me of being a drug addict and many other things. Of course I didn't like it, and I felt my reputation was being assailed and the reputation of my family," he added.