John Cooper Clarke
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- May 15 2021May152021Find ticketsSat 19:00De Montfort Hall - LeicesterDR John Cooper Clarke
- May 20 2021May202021Find ticketsThu 19:00Eventim Apollo - LondonDR John Cooper Clarke
- May 21 2021May212021Find ticketsFri 19:00Leeds Town Hall - LeedsDR John Cooper Clarke
- May 22 2021May222021Sat 19:00Liverpool Guild of Students - Mountford Hall - LiverpoolDR John Cooper ClarkeFind ticketsLiverpool Guild of Students - Mountford Hall - LiverpoolDR John Cooper ClarkeMay 22 202119:00Find tickets
- May 24 2021May242021Mon 19:30Palace Theatre, Southend - Southend-On-SeaDr John Cooper Clarke - 'I Wanna Be Yours' TourFind ticketsPalace Theatre, Southend - Southend-On-SeaDr John Cooper Clarke - 'I Wanna Be Yours' TourMay 24 202119:30Find tickets
- May 28 2021May282021Fri 19:00Town Hall Birmingham - BirminghamDr John Cooper Clarke - 'I Wanna Be Yours' TourFind ticketsTown Hall Birmingham - BirminghamDr John Cooper Clarke - 'I Wanna Be Yours' TourMay 28 202119:00Find tickets
- May 29 2021May292021Find ticketsSat 19:00Sage Gateshead - GatesheadDR John Cooper Clarke
- May 30 2021May302021Sun 19:00Queens Hall Edinburgh - EdinburghDr John Cooper Clarke - 'I Wanna Be Yours' TourFind ticketsQueens Hall Edinburgh - EdinburghDr John Cooper Clarke - 'I Wanna Be Yours' TourMay 30 202119:00Find tickets
- Jun 03 2021Jun032021Find ticketsThu 19:15Brighton Dome - BrightonDr John Cooper Clarke - 'I Wanna Be Yours' Tour
- Jun 04 2021Jun042021Find ticketsFri 19:00O2 Guildhall Southampton - SouthamptonDR John Cooper Clarke
- Jun 11 2021Jun112021Find ticketsFri 19:00Bridgewater Hall - ManchesterDR John Cooper Clarke
- Jul 05 2021Jul052021Find ticketsMon 19:30Playhouse, Whitley Bay - Whitley BayDR John Cooper Clarke
The Poet Laureate Of Punk takes his autobiography on tour
A man of many talents, people’s poet Dr John Cooper Clarke has been living an extraordinary life. Born in Salford (and often referred to as the Bard Of Salford), his interest in poetry was piqued at young age. As a teenager, Clarke started performing his compositions in Manchester’s folk clubs. At the time, he took inspiration and encouragement from the upward trajectory of English poet Pam Ayres.
Initially part of Rick Goldstraw’s Ferrets, Clarke was also interested in music and his debut solo EP Innocents came out in 1977. He shot to prominence in the late ’70s and early ’80s, releasing four albums – Disguise In Love, Walking Back To Happiness, Snap, Crackle & Bop and Zip Style Method – as well as breaking onto the punk circuit and providing support for Elvis Costello’s Armed Forces tour. However, by the mid ’80s, Clarke faded from the scene due to his struggles with drug addiction.
He re-emerged in the ’00s, returning to spoken word and offering socio-cultural commentary. Clarke published the poetry anthology Ten Years In An Open-Necked Shirt in 2012, with his follow-up collection being The Luckiest Guy Alive in 2018.
In addition to becoming one of Britain’s most revered writers, he’s a presenter and fashion icon. Standing at 5 feet, 11 inches tall, he’s got a thin silhouette and is well known for his look: messy dark locks, a black suit, shades and a mouth full of gold teeth.
With his autobiography I Wanna Be Yours out on 15 October 2020, Clarke announced a UK tour to support it for May and June 2021.
John Cooper Clarke is taking his I Wanna Be Yours tour across the UK from 15 May – 11 June 2021.
John Cooper Clarke is visiting the following UK venues and cities in 2021:
- De Montfort Hall, Leicester
- Eventim Apollo, London
- Leeds Town Hall
- Uni The Mountford Hall, Liverpool
- Palace Theatre, Southend
- Birmingham Town Hall
- Sage Gateshead
- Brighton Dome
- O2 Guildhall Southampton
- Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
John Cooper Clarke tickets go on general sale at 10:00 on Friday 16 October 2020.
In support of his autobiography by the same name, John Cooper Clarke's new show will showcase his poetry and spoken work. He'll share stories from throughout his career as well as offer musings, chat, riffs, gags and his signature wicked humour.