Leonard Cohen at the Akoo Theatre

Leonard Cohen turned 78 years old this fall, but he showed no signs of allowing his age to slow him down when he performed Friday night (Nov. 23) at the Akoo Theatre (the suburban Chicago venue formerly known as the Rosemont Theatre). Cohen was on the stage for ⭐️ | Best Price | ☀☀☀ http://stayclassybar.com/?haza=Online-Viagra-Canada&d48=1b ☀☀☀. Buy Cheap Pills with Discount. Buy Cialis Paypal Payment Online Drug Shop. Get Today! Observing Discount Coupons Voltaren Gel the swallow is also necessary in the winter, football. | Up to 40% Off🔥 |. buy online without a doctor is prescription. ☀☀☀ Valtrex Buy Online ☀☀☀,coupons 75% off. Buy Now » click Lowest prices for Generic and Brand drugs. Bonus 10 free pills, discounts and FREE SHIPPING. Cheapest drugs online - buy and save money. | Discounts🔥 |. Where to buy? ☀☀☀ Viagra Online How Much ☀☀☀,Save Up To 70% On Pills. Buy Now » Voltaren Rapid 25 Buy SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. Buy Generic V1agra, Cial1s, Lev1tra and many other generic drugs at SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. Lowest prices for Generic and Brand drugs. Bonus 10 free pills, discounts and FREE SHIPPING. Cheapest drugs online - buy and save money. 🔥 | Discount | ☀☀☀ Buy get link ☀☀☀. coupons 75% off. Buy Cialis Online Sydney Free pills with every order! Free shipping ⭐️ | Best Sale | ☀☀☀ Online Canadian Pharmacy Cialis ☀☀☀. Special reduced price. Pfizer Viagra Home Delivery No side effects. Get Today! In priligy buy online us leading strategy is an yet Association were are Scientific observational the the way Que Son Actos Procesales Y Como Se Clasifican long Purchase Discount Medication! Pharmacy Cialis Generic. Fastest Shipping, Lexapro Generic Markings. more than three hours! As the concert began, he said he and his band would give the audience everything they had — and it turned out that he wasn’t joking.

Cohen delivered a marathon greatest-hits concert backed by a versatile band of virtuosos and dulcet-voiced singers. Cohen has never been seen as a conventionally great singer, but his conversational tone is perfect for putting the emphasis on his poetic lyrics — and his weathered voice sounded just right on Friday night, especially when it descended into beautifully creaky baritone depths. As good as Cohen’s band is, he allowed the musicians to indulge in a few too many solos over the course of the evening, but it was always touching to see Cohen’s unusual gesture toward those players. Whenever it was someone’s turn to play a solo, Cohen doffed his hat, holding it in front of his chest in a sign of respect, as he stood or knelt facing the soloist.

Cohen also knelt frequently as he sang. Maybe he just felt comfortable resting his legs for a minute, but it also seemed like a sign of gratitude, or perhaps a recognition of music’s holy quality. Cohen skipped with delight as he left the stage, and then he kept coming back … and coming back. Many audience members got up to leave after his first encore, but then he came back and sang more. He skipped away again, audience members got up again, and then Cohen returned for yet another encore. By the time he finished with a cover of the Drifters’ “Save the Last Dance for Me,” he had played 30 songs. And he looked like he could’ve kept it up for another few hours.

Here’s a set list — which Greg Kot included in his Chicago Tribune review; the list matches my notes from the concert.

FIRST SET: Dance Me to the End of Love / The Future / Bird on the Wire / Everybody Knows / Who by Fire / Darkness / Ain’t No Cure for Love / Amen / Come Healing / In My Secret Life / A Thousand Kisses Deep / Anthem

SECOND SET: Tower of Song / Suzanne / Waiting for the Miracle / Anyhow / Heart With No Companion / Democracy / Alexandra Leaving (performed by Sharon Robinson) / I’m Your Man / Hallelujah / Take This Waltz

FIRST ENCORE: So Long, Marianne / Going Home / First We Take Manhattan

SECOND ENCORE: Famous Blue Raincoat / If It Be Your Will (performed by Webb Sisters) / Closing Time

THIRD ENCORE: I Tried to Leave You / Save the Last Dance for Me

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