Turkish Press – Leonard Cohen Istanbul Show Scheduled Sept 19, 2012

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Turkish news agencies today are touting a “confirmed” Leonard Cohen Concert.1 Two of many such articles follow (in Google English translation):

Update 06 April 2012kutayonayli of Faceless Colossi has graciously contributed a much improved English translation of these articles in the Comments. I have incorporated this translation into the body of the post. The original Google translation is preserved at the the end of this post for comparison.

ntvmsnbc – Rendezvous with Leonard Cohen on September 19th

İstanbul will host another legend in September after Red Hot Chili Peppers. Cohen will be taking the stage in Ulker Arena.

ISTANBUL- Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who will be stopping in Istanbul as part of the world tour of his latest release “Old Ideas”, will meet with his fans in Ulker Arena on September 19th in a Purple Concerts organization.

Writer of unforgettable songs like ‘Everybody Knows’, ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Dance Me To The End of Love’ had given two concerts in Harbiye Amphitheatre in 2009.

Dipnot.tv – Leonard Cohen coming to Istanbul again

After Madonna and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radikal2 announces another legendary artist coming to Istanbul: Leonard Cohen.

Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who will be stopping in Istanbul as part of the world tour of his new album “Old Ideas”, will take the stage in Ulker Arena on September 19th in a Purple Concerts organization. It is said that Ulker3 will be the sponsor to the large-scale concert.4

Writer of unforgettable songs like ‘Everybody Knows’, ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Dance Me To The End of Love’ had given two concerts in Harbiye Amphitheatre in 2009.

Original Google Translations:

Dipnot.tv – Leonard Cohen coming to Istanbul again

Radical, Madonna and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ten a big name to come to Istanbul and then explains: Leonard Cohen. he new album, ‘Old Ideas’ın world tour stop in Istanbul for the Canadian poet and singer, Cohen, Purple Concerts organization Ülker Arena on Sept. 19 will be on stage. This is a big sponsor of the concert is said to be undertaken by Ulker. ‘Everybody Knows’,’ Hallelujah ‘,’ Dance Me to the End of Love, who signed the memorable songs and Cohen, 2009, gave two concerts at the Open-Air War.

ntvmsnbc – Leonard Cohen Appointment on Sept. 19

Istanbul will host in September, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ more then a myth. Ulker Cohen Arena will be on stage.

ISTANBUL – The new album, ‘Old Ideas’ın world tour stop in Istanbul for the Canadian poet and singer, Cohen, Purple Concerts organization Ülker Arena on Sept. 19 meet with the fans.

‘Everybody Knows’,’ Hallelujah ‘,’ Dance Me to the End of Love, who signed the memorable songs and Cohen, 2009, gave two concerts at the Open-Air War.

Update 13 April 2012: Because of multiple changes in the 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour schedule, I’ve published an update of confirmed and possible concert dates. These are also subject to change, but they are, as of 13 April 2012:   2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour – The Current Schedule As Of April 13, 2012

  1. Istanbul appeared on the schedule at LeonardCohen.com within the past week but was quickly removed. See 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour Update: Istanbul, Bucharest & 2 Ghent Dates Added, UK Show? []
  2. A leading Turkish newspaper []
  3. Ulker is one of the largest companies in Turkey. []
  4. Ulker Sports Arena has 13800 seats. []

2 Responses to Turkish Press – Leonard Cohen Istanbul Show Scheduled Sept 19, 2012

  1. Google translation is a bloody massacre in the Turkish-English direction. Here’s a -hopefully- more reliable and sensible translation for the two articles:

    Rendezvous with Leonard Cohen on September 19th
    (NTVMSNBC)

    İstanbul will host another legend in September after Red Hot Chili Peppers. Cohen will be taking the stage in Ulker Arena.

    ISTANBUL- Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who will be stopping in Istanbul as part of the world tour of his latest release “Old Ideas”, will meet with his fans in Ulker Arena on Semptember 19th in a Purple Concerts organization.

    Writer of unforgettable songs like ‘Everybody Knows’, ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Dance Me To The End of Love’ had given two concerts in Harbiye Amphitheatre in 2009.

    Leonard Cohen is Coming to Istanbul Again
    (DIPNOT.TV)

    After Madonna and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radikal* announces another legendary artist coming to Istanbul: Leonard Cohen.

    Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who will be stopping in Istanbul as part of the world tour of his new album “Old Ideas”, will take the stage in Ulker Arena on September 19th in a Purple Concerts organization. It is said that Ulker** will be the sponsor to the large-scale concert***.

    Writer of unforgettable songs like ‘Everybody Knows’, ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Dance Me To The End of Love’ had given two concerts in Harbiye Amphitheatre in 2009.

    *A leading Turkish newspaper
    ** Ulker is one of the largest companies in Turkey.
    *** Ulker Sports Arena has 13800 seats.

    • Many thanks for this graciously and spontaneously offered effort. I will incorporate this translation as part of the post itself.