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.

Thursday, 25th September 2014, 12:21 pm
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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.

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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