Extraordinary songster, Canadian national treasure and godfather of pessimism, Leonard Cohen, was due to play a live show at the Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on November 27th. The show, his last before returning to the US on his current world tour, has been canceled.
The Mekong Sessions, local promoters for the concert, announced that the Cohen gig would be postponed and rescheduled.
Here the official statement from the Mekong Sessions website:
Leonard Cohen, Robert Kory Management, AEG Live and the Mekong Sessions regret to inform ticket holders and fans that the 27 November Phnom Penh concert has been postponed to a date to be announced due to logistical issues insurmountable in the given time prior to the performance.
Leonard Cohen, Robert Kory Management and the Mekong Sessions thank all ticket holders, fans and sponsors for their support and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Leonard Cohen remains committed to performing in Cambodia and Cohen, Robert Kory Management and AEG Live retain their full confidence in the local promoter, the Mekong Sessions, and will continue to work with the local promoter to ensure the concert goes ahead following the end of the 2010 World Tour.
In recognition of the aspirations and achievements of the persons with a disability of Cambodia and the important ongoing work in their support, Leonard Cohen will be making a significant humanitarian donation reflecting his immense goodwill to the nation of Cambodia.
All ticket holders will receive full refunds. Ticket holders who purchased by cash from the Mekong Sessions should visit the Mekong Sessions office in Phnom Penh from Wednesday 10th November.