Leonard Cohen: Revisits Montreux Jazz Festival
Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Tuesday for his first concert after long years.
The 73 year old Leonard Cohen has played his favourite old songs "Suzanne" and the much-covered "Hallelujah", as well as newer, lesser-known tracks like "The Future", the title track of his 1992 album of the same name.
The Los Angeles based Leonard Cohen is on his first major tour since 1994. Earlier this year he was inducted into the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Madonna and John Mellencamp.
Leonard Cohen is among the highlights of the two-week music extravaganza, which is held every year on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Erykah Badu, four-time Grammy winner opened the event on last Friday.
Joan Baez, k.d. lang and last year's Montreux discovery Sophie Hunger played an all-female night on Sunday, while Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan and Angelique Kidjo will perform at a 75th birthday celebration for music impresario Quincy Jones on July 14.
Alicia Keys, Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles, Lenny Kravitz and Paul Simon will also be playing at Montreux.
Organizers expect 220,000 people to visit the festival, which ends on July 19.