On Tour with Leonard Cohen documents the wildly successful Leonard Cohen World Tour through the eyes of his friend and longtime collaborator, Sharon Robinson. In 2004 Cohen’s manager stole his life savings, forcing him out of planned retirement into what has now become a legendary six-year sojourn.
Sharon Robinson has been associated with Cohen since the Field Commander Cohen tour of 1979-80, first as a singer and subsequently as his co-writer and producer. She was drafted into the current iteration of Cohen’s band, The Unified Heart Touring Company, from the onset, and has literally been at his side for over 400 shows. Robinson has captured her experience behind the scenes with the complete freedom afforded her by her unique position. On Tour with Leonard Cohen is an impressionistic view of what it was like to be on tour with the legendary singer-songwriter poet. Robinson reveals the nitty-gritty of day-to-day life of the road, onstage and behind the scenes, and the chemistry of Cohen and his supporting artists, together on an incredible journey across the globe, their hearts and minds focused on the next show.
“The pictures offer a behind-the-scenes view of both the splendor and tedium of life on the road. We see Cohen dropped to his knees, performing to an empty theater during soundcheck. In another shot he’s on a tarmac waiting to board a plane, his guitar strapped to his back in a soft case. “ -The Boston Globe
“…captures the enigmatic musician and her longtime collaborator in a series of rare, intimate images” -Vogue
“Like many of the intimate iPhone shots taken by Robinson over five years while touring with Cohen, they show a singular artist, nearly always in a suit and hat, exploring the world making music.” -The Los Angeles Times