Punk poet John Cooper Clarke announces national UK tour
John Cooper Clarke has announced a series of UK National dates to take place later this year, including a special ‘Christmas with Clarke’ show at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on Saturday 3rd January 2015. This sees his biggest recent headline show to date, and will also mark the final date of his critically acclaimed UK headline tour.
Britain’s best-loved and most important performance poet, John Cooper Clarke is as vital now as he was in the 70’s. His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement. His work recently saw him awarded a Doctorate of Arts at Salford University.
Fast forward to 2014, and JCC remains a key orator of British society. His mark is indelibly seen in today’s pop culture. Aside from his fashion style spawning copy-cats all over the country, his effect on modern music has been huge. His influence needs only to be heard in the satirical and keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys. Alex Turner cites JCC as a huge inspiration. This was recently demonstrated by Turner, as the band covered JCC’s ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ on their worldwide Number One album ‘AM’. UK rapper Plan B featured John’s performance poetry in his directorial film debut “Ill Manors”. Their duet Pity The Plight appears in the movie and on the films hit soundtrack.
Performing live throughout the UK, John Cooper Clarke remains one of the most important voices of our time, and one of the greatest performers currently touring.
Tickets for the tour are on sale now and are available from www.gigsandtours.com /0844 811 0051
John Cooper Clarke Live:
Thursday 02 Ipswich Cameo Hotel Copdock
Saturday 04 London Southbank Centre
Sunday 05 Milton Keynes The Stables
Friday 17 Portsmouth Pyramids
Saturday 18 Bristol Anson Rooms
Sunday 19 Galway Roisin Dubh
Thursday 23 Birmingham Town Hall
Friday 24 Hull City Hall
Saturday 25 Gateshead The Sage
Sunday 26 Glasgow O2 ABC
Tuesday 28 Lancaster The Dukes
Friday 14 Liverpool Camp & Furnace
Saturday 15 Norwich Epic Studios
Sunday 16 Brighton Theatre Royal
Wednesday 19 Wakefield Unity Works
Thursday 20 Edinburgh Queens Hall
Tuesday 02 Bury St Edmonds The Apex
Saturday 03 Manchester O2 Apollo