Not a hope for Leonard Cohen,hes played over 10 gigs here in 2 years(2008-2010)all over 10,000 capacity and all up to 130 quid a ticket,he's way too big and expensive for the Marquee
Id love to see R.E.M there....but it could be too small for them too,theyre still a big draw in Ireland(edit:they dont charge a fortune though,longshot but possible......maybe)
And Paul Mccartney charges a fortune too,he was well over a 100 quid a ticket when he played Dublin and that was the RDS i think,bout 12,000 capacity,too big and expensive again id say
Tbh after this year next year could be a very small one,only the safest of safe acts booked,if the big names there this year couldnt sell out im not sure how much hope we have for many more Marquees let alone a proper venue,if artists dont lower their fees things could get very quiet down here
Paul McCartney couldn't cost too much more than Bob Dylan to secure really could he?
Dylan does alot of gigs every year in a variety of different venues, still around 100+ shows apparently. I think Macca plays fewer, bigger shows so I'd say The Marquee would be a push, unless they charged over a hundred quid a ticket!
That being said I'd love to see Paul but I don't think I'd ever afford a mission to the O2 to check him out.
He's been here two of the last three years I think, but I guess that does not rule it out. I went the first time. Good show alright but twas about 80/90 bucks a pop and I wouldn't pay it again I don't think.