Dr. John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.

Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.

Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge.

His influence can also be heard in the satirical and keen social observations of artists such as 'Plan 'B and the 'Arctic Monkeys'. Alex Turner, frontman of the Arctic Monkeys cites him as a huge inspiration and this was highlighted by the band's cover of JCC's I wanna be yours on their critically acclaimed fifth studio album 'AM'. In addition, UK rapper Plan B featured John's performance poetry in his directional film debut 'Ill Manors', their duet Pity The Plight appears in the movie and on the film's hit soundtrack.

These collaborations means that John has been involved in two global number one albums in the last few years.

John's poetry book The Luckiest Guy Alive which was released in 2018 provides gags and riffs are as vital, distinctive and hilarious as ever. Seeing him live is a chance to see a legend at the top of his game.

 John's long awaited autobiography will be released through Picador Macmillan on 15th October 2020, followed by The I Wanna Be Yours Tour throughout 2021 and 2022.

Wednesday 16th March 2022

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-On-Sea

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Friday 18th March 2022

The Mountford Hall @ Liverpool University

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Sunday 20th March 2022

Birmingham Town Hall

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Thursday 24th March 2022

Leeds O2 Academy

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Saturday 26th March 2022

Glasgow City Halls

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Wednesday 30th March 2022

Brighton Dome

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Friday 1st April 2022

Cambridge Corn Exchange

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Saturday 2nd April

The Octagon, Sheffield

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Thursday 7th April 2022

Palace Theatre, Southen

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Friday 8th April 2022

Eventim Apollo, London

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Tuesday 12th April 2022

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

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Wednesday 13th April 2022

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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Thursday 14th April 2022

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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Saturday 16th April 2022

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

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Thursday 21st April

Exeter Corn Exchange

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Friday 22nd April 2022

O2 Guildhall, Southampton

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Saturday 30th April 2022

Gateshead Sage

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Wednesday 4th May 2022

Black Box Theatre, Galway

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Thursday 5th May 2022

Cyprus Avenue, Cork

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Friday 6th May

Dolans Warehouse, Limerick

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Sunday 8th May

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

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Monday 9th May

Dublin Olympia

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Saturday 21st May 2022

La Boule Noire, Paris

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Wednesday 8th June

Stroud Subscription Rooms

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Friday 10th June

St David's Hall, Cardiff

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Saturday 11th June

De Valence Pavilion, Tenby

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Thursday 23rd June

The Electric Palace, Bridport

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