Dr John Cooper Clarke UK announces summer tour dates

in June 2016 - tickets on sale on Friday

news: Monday 12th October 2015

Performance poet, Dr John Cooper Clarke has announced a special UK summer tour for June 2016, where he will perform across some of the UK’s major cities.

John Cooper Clarke, also known as the Bard of Salford, shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original people’s poet, and emerged as one of the leading voices of youth culture, and recently announced the first anthology of his work, a 3CD/DVD bookset collection of his work ‘Anthologia’. Released this week it includes an expansive archive of poems from 'Evidently Chickentown', 'I Wanna Be Yours' and live performances from the Manchester Ritz and Hulme Playhouse.

Cooper Clarke has also collaborated with The National Trust creating a coastal poem to celebrate the nation’s enduring love affair with our beautiful coastline. The poem 'Nation's Ode to the Coast', also marks 50 years of their successful Neptune Coastline Campaign.

Currently on tour with Squeeze supporting as a very special guest, his tour dates in June are:

Sat 04 June Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Thu 09 June Sage 2, Gateshead
Fri 10 June Albert Hall, Manchester
Sat 11 June Guild of Students, Liverpool
Thu 16 June The Stables, Milton Keynes
Fri 17 June Town Hall, Birmingham
Sat 18 June The Forum, Bath
Thu 30 June Palace Theatre, Southend
Fri 01 July O2 Shephard’s Bush Empire, London

Tickets go on sale 10am on Friday, 16th October, and eGigs will have links to buy them then.

article by: Scott Williams

published: 12/10/2015 10:06

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