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Leonard Cohen World Tour – Playing The Odds In Las Vegas

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

From “Everybody Knows” by Leonard Cohen

Heck Of A Guy has obtained, from a mid-level manager at a  regional advertising agency, whose child has now been returned to him, safe and sound, information about plans for positioning the Leonard Cohen Las Vegas concert to enhance its attraction to potential ticket-buyers in the local market.

Webb Sisters Sublime In Latex

The theme, touted in the marketing memos as “classic, classy cabaret,” is apparent in the alterations made in  the portion of the show featuring the Sublime Webb Sisters” – who will be presented at the Las Vegas gig as the “Sublime Webb Mistresses.” The tentative script for Cohen’s introduction of them begins, “Confuse them with the Sisters Of Mercy at your own risk – they are the  … ”

Their customized for Vegas version of “If It Be Your Will” – renamed for the occasion, “That’s ‘If It Be Our Will,’ Biatch” – will be the first performance of that song to feature handcuffs, a variety of leather implements, battery cables, and a volunteer from the audience.1


Leonard Cohen Las Vegas Concert TV Ad

Even more thematically indicative, however, is this rough cut of the TV ad being produced to to promote the World Tour Las Vegas concert.

Leonard Cohen – Las Vegas Concert Ad

  1. Hattie’s harp is apparently still part of the act but, according to a stagehand who has witnessed one of the secret rehearsals, “It isn’t the harp getting plucked, if you know what I mean.” []

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