John Cooper Clarke

This article is from 2009.

John Cooper Clarke

It makes us inordinately happy to be able to tell you that the original and best punk poet is gracing both Edinburgh and Glasgow with his presence this fortnight. You might have seen him reciting his work on the end of that Joy Division video, you might be old enough to have seen him opening for The Sex Pistols or the Buzzcocks back in the day, you might recognise him from recent Ian Curtis biopic Control, or you might have only started reading this because you thought the picture was Cate Blanchett playing Bob Dylan. Whatever. Now we’ve got your attention, we insist that you go and see this man, because he’s great, and opportunities like this are very very rare indeed.

Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire, Sat 28 Feb; Glasgow, The Arches, Sun 1 Mar.

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 5 Aug


Prices to be confirmed / 01704 533333

The Dukes, Lancaster

Sat 30 Sep

£24; £22 friends ( £15) / 01524 598 500

  • 20:15

Electric Palace, Bridport

Mon 30 Oct

£24.20 / 01308 428 354

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