The legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen will play a two shows in Ireland this summer.
This was announced as first dates tickets sold out in minutes.
Within six minutes the 10,000 tickets to the July 31 concert were sold out. According to the concert promoters tickets for the second concert on August 1 are selling out rapidly.
The ‘Everybody Knows’ singer has a personal attachment to Lissadell House in County Sligo where the concerts will take place. Having spent summer vacation at the house Cohen will now play an open-air concert to over 20,000 adoring fans.
Cohen, considered by many to be more of a poet than a songwriter, chose the location after a fan gave him a limited-edition book of WB Yeats poetry in Dublin last year. Lissadell house is the ancestral home of rebel Countess Markievicz and played home to WB Yeats from 1893 to 1894.
This will be the 75-year-old singer’s third trip to Ireland in three years having played two sellout shows in Dublin last year.