WIN Leonard Cohen Concert Tickets!

Hallelujah! Doesn’t that just stir your soul?

Leonard Cohen is a creative genius. His voice is unlike any other artist, his writing is in a league of its own, to say nothing of his beautiful art.

In case you haven’t heard, the esteemable Cohen is currently on a worldwide tour. And we have some terribly exciting news: We’d like to offer you, our fabulous Retreaters a chance to win tickets to a few of his upcoming Canadian shows.

The dates are as follows:

Saskatoon, SK – 20 Nov (contest closed)
Toronto, ON – 5 Dec (contest closed)
Ottawa, ON – 7 Dec (contest closed)
London, ON – 11 Dec (contest closed)
Kingston, ON – 13 Dec

The winners will receive 2 tickets plus an omnibus edition of Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers and The Favourite Game.

Please take note of which location you are entering and when each contest closes. Winners will be contacted by email the following day.


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Katerina Ortakova is a book lover, beginner home renovator, karaoke aficionado and animal nut. She enjoys nothing more than a good book, a comfy chair, and her pets at her feet. Having read the entire children’s and young adult section of her local library, Katerina set her sights on a career filled with books at an early age. As Assistant Manager of Online Marketing, she is thrilled to work with amazing authors and books every day. Follow Katerina on Twitter at @kortakova or @RandomHouseCA

100 Responses to “WIN Leonard Cohen Concert Tickets!”

  1. Christa says:

    I accidentally entered the Saskatoon one instead of Toronto! Please discount my entry from it. Sorry!

  2. Mary says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who clicked on Saskatoon instead of Toronto! Sorry for the error.

  3. Elizabeth Friesen says:

    I just entered via Twitter @emfriesen. I’d love to win!!! Leonard may be getting older, but he’s just as fabulous as ever!!! :D

  4. Anne L says:

    I don’t see any concerts taking place in British Columbia.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Anne,
      His Vancouver appearance already happened and his stops in Calgary and Edmonton are too soon for us to be able to give tickets away.
      You can still enter our Facebook contest if you are on Facebook. We’re giving away some DVDs, CDs and books!

  5. Kay says:

    WOuld love this :)

  6. ron says:

    like to hear the Darkness

  7. Yuriy says:

    I would love to hear something from Old Ideas, like “Amen” or “Going Home”, or “Darkness”.

  8. Tsipora Lior says:

    Please enter my name for a chance to win 2 tickets for the Leonard Cohen concert at the Air Canada Centre Toronto on 5 December 2012.

    Many thanks,

  9. Natalie S. says:

    Oops! I accidentally entered in the Saskatoon one before discovering that the draws were separated by city :P If you can withdraw my entry from that city then that would be awesome!

  10. Gabe Kampf says:

    Have to chuckle…just too keen I guess. Please withdraw my entry to Saskatoon. Will not be back in Canada in time to attend, but the other draw dates all work…so my hopes rest in those entries! Saw Leonard Cohen once from afar performing on Bay St in TO. Lovely to see that a poet could stop a city!

  11. Wendy says:

    Looks like I’m entered everywhere! Should only be Toronto!
    Please change. Thanks so much. Hope I win!!!!

    Would love to hear “Going Home”

  12. MICHELLE SCOTT says:

    I would love to hear “The Darkness” — :D

  13. John says:

    Looking for London ON for my daughter Nicole. She’s 18 but will always be a special three years old, She’s a big music fan but has never hear Cohen yet. I know she’s love to hear Hallelujah!

  14. Sally Reiser says:

    Would love to see him perform Darkness.

  15. Diane says:

    I would love to hear Chelsea Hotel #2

  16. Neils Thor says:

    Would love to hear “Halleluyah”!!

  17. Debbie Petch says:

    I like The Darkness.

  18. Wanda James says:

    I’m entering on behalf of a friend as a surprise for her birthday and she is a huge fan. Her favourite song is Hallelujah…

  19. kenaimom says:

    Halleluja of course!

  20. Patricia Boyle says:

    I love Halleluyah so would like to hear that.

  21. julia g says:

    I would like to hear Tower of Song.

  22. Colleen B says:

    Hallelujah! is my all time favourite and would love to hear that.

  23. Stephanie Woods says:

    I’d like to hear Closing Time in Ottawa!

  24. Jayne M. says:

    I would love to hear him sing any one of his songs

  25. Jessica W says:


  26. Kelly says:

    If had to pick only one song to hear Leonard Cohan sing…..I would absolutely love to hear Halleluyah!

    • Kelly says:

      I live in Kingston so I entered both the Kingston and Ottawa draws. However by mistake I also entered the London draw….if you could withdraw my entry for London that would be great. Sorry for the error!

  27. Sandra says:

    I would love to hear ‘I’m Your Man’

  28. Chippy Ezer says:


  29. Linda L. says:

    With forty years of music, it’s hard to pick just one song. I would be happy to hear any one of Sisters of Mercy, Everybody Knows or Bird on a Wire.

  30. Carla says:


  31. Darshana says:

    A performance of “Bird on The Wire” would be fantastic.

  32. Margaret Imecs says:

    I would love to hear “Dance Me To The End of Love”

  33. c says:

    i would love to hear closing time :)

  34. Bonnie says:

    Would love to hear Hallelujah. One of my favorites!

  35. Hal Jenner says:

    Suzanne, it was the first song I ever heard him sing and still love it.

  36. Kiki says:

    I’d love to hear him perform “Hallelujah”, especially it being so close to Christmas!

  37. laurel lk says:

    for sure Hallelujah, its so great

  38. Debra says:

    I would love to hear Leonard Cohen play ‘Hallelujah’. His voice is so haunting.

  39. ATK says:

    What song would I be most excited about? Gosh, how to pick. Bird on a Wire, maybe?

  40. Kari says:

    I would love to hear Leonard play Story of Issac. I just love the really old stuff.

  41. rick sawyer says:

    first we take Manhattan

  42. Sharon K says:

    Bird on The Wire

  43. Emma Dickson says:

    Would love to hear him sing Hallelujah!!

  44. Sandra Walters says:

    Would love to hear Closing Time!

  45. Anna says:

    Dance Me to the End of Love

  46. Michael Kantor says:

    Please cancel my entry for Saskatoon, meant to enter for Toronto. My song choice is “Everybody Knows”.

  47. Jocelyn H says:

    I would love to hear Leonard Cohen sing Famous Blue Raincoat. He has so many beautiful songs, but this is by far my favourite! It moves me to tears.

  48. Lindy says:

    Hallelujah is what I would love to hear!!!

  49. Grimmie says:

    I would like to hear Darkness. Lovely song!

  50. Gizmo says:

    Xmas is getting so close so I would like to hear Hallelujah.

  51. Meshka says:

    You know, I would definitely like to hear Sisters of Mercy. Great Song to be sure!

  52. MANUEL VIZCAYA says:

    First We Take Manhattan

  53. Mike Roelofsen says:

    Bird on the Wire

  54. Peter Price says:

    My choirs all sing versions of Hallelujah. It would be great to hear the original…

  55. Marlene V. says:


  56. Andrea S says:

    I would LOVE to hear Cohen play “Darkness”! And oops, I entered for Sask accidentally as well…sorry! I should read things before I do them! =P

  57. Sarah says:

    I would love to hear Mr Cohen sing Waiting for the Miracle. So would my mother!

  58. annmarie marchand says:

    Bird on a Wire

  59. Lisa says:

    I want Leo to play “Famous Blue Raincoat”



  61. don phillips says:

    Bird On A Wire

  62. Patricia Hachey says:


  63. judy green says:


  64. Kelly says:

    Waiting for the miracles is the song Ide like to see preformed most by Leonard Cohen.

  65. Margo says:

    I wold just love the honour of being present for a live show. What a wonderful promotion opportunity for those who otherwise may never have an opportunity to see Mr. cohen, Sharon, The Webb sisters and all of the fantastic musicians composing his band. How to die with a smile. Awesome.

  66. bina edwards says:

    Congrats to the saskatoon winner, hope to still get to go to the show

  67. Deb Philippon says:

    I would love to hear Hallelujah.

  68. Jody says:

    My mom is a HUGE Leonard Cohen fan so I would bring her to the show if I won tickets.

    • Jody says:

      I’d most like to see him perform Waiting for the Miracle because I love it in Natural Born Killers, but I bet my mom’s choice would be different!

  69. Colleen C says:

    Winning these tickets would make my year! Thank you for the chance!

  70. Emma Byrnes says:


  71. Michelle says:

    I want to hear ‘I’m your man”

  72. noscones says:

    yo this entry form is way too confusing.

  73. Sandra Lackie says:

    The song I would most like to hear performed in concert is “Bird on a Wire.”

  74. cathy canton says:

    So long Mary anne

  75. Margo says:

    What is going on? We can’t get throuh?

  76. Melissa says:

    Would love a chance to see Leonard in concert! Would love to hear Hallelujah!

  77. Gillian says:

    Definitely Hallelujah. That song gives me chills every time.

  78. Terry Mac says:

    I grew up on Leonard Cohen! It would be fantastic to finally get an opportunity to see him in person!

  79. Terry Mac says:

    I would do just about anything to win a chance to see Leonard Cohen in concert! Grew up on his songs, and have admired him always!

  80. Terry Mac says:

    Suzanne brings back such a flood of memories…..lasting for hours!

  81. Margo says:

    What the heck is going on with Random House. It won’t let me on site to enter as promised dailey. Bit sleezy One would think and the concert isn’t until December 5.

  82. Terry Mac says:

    One cab retweet daily for additional entries tho?

  83. Margo says:

    WHat is going on? While Leonard was still playing out west we were not able to get in to apply to win tickets. There is no ne at Random House to contact for more information. I’m realy disappointed because I compled with all the rules but Random HOuse or someone at their end pulled the plug for Toront,o Ottawa, London and Kingston. The site just says “still loading.” WHat the heck. It doesn’t take a week to load.I am really sad as this was the one and only slight chance i had to possibly see the man and hos band before I leave this planet.

  84. Paul Capranos says:

    I m entering the contest


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