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Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen Books the Thomas Wolfe

ASHEVILLE, NC – Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter whose dark, poetic songs made him a 1960s cult hero, will make a rare Asheville concert appearance November 1st, at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

The 74-year-old Cohen will be backed by a highly regarded, jazz-influenced band that includes bassist Roscoe Beck, keyboardist Neil Larsen, guitarist Bob Metzger, multi-instrumentalist Javier Mas, drummer Rafael Gayol, saxophonist Dino Soldo and vocalists Sharon Robinson and the Webb Sisters.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3rd and can be purchased by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Cohen, a native of Montreal, started out as a poet and novelist before releasing his debut album, “Songs of Leonard Cohen,” in 1968. His best-known songs include “Suzanne,” “Hallelujah,” “First We Take Manhattan” and “Everybody Knows.”

The cult hero’s moody tunes have been covered by everyone from Judy Collins to the late Jeff Buckley. His latest album, “Leonard Cohen: Live in London,” is a 26-track document of his current world tour. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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