Cohen adds third Dublin date


Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has added a third date to his return to Dublin later this year.

Tickets for the first two shows in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on September 11th and 12th sold out in hours last week, prompting the additional performance.

The 77-year-old, who broke a 10-year hiatus from live shows by performing at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2008, will play the third night on Friday, September 14th.

He credited the audience that night with reducing him to tears with their warmth.

Cohen's greatest literary hero is WB Yeats. At a show in Lissadell in Sligo two years ago, he took time to travel around Yeats country and says he was deeply moved by his visit. "It was a huge thing for me," he said.

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