John Cooper Clarke has announced a UK tour for May/June 2021, celebrating his new autobiography I Wanna Be Yours.
The tour opens on 15th May 2021 at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall and culminates in a home town performance at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. The tour also includes a show at Liverpool’s Mountford Hall.
The new show will see John Cooper Clarke performing a showcase of poetry and spoken word, and sharing stories from his career. John’s upcoming memoir will be released in the UK on 15th October by Picador. The book will explore his extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities: from Nico to Chuck Berry; Bernard Manning to Linton Kwesi Johnson; Elvis Costello to Gregory Corso; Mark E. Smith to Gil Scott Heron and Joe Strummer and on to more recent fans and collaborators like Alex Turner, Plan B and Guy Garvey. Interspersed with stories of his rock and roll and performing career, John also reveals his mind-boggling encyclopaedic take on popular culture over the centuries: from Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe, to Pop Art, pop music, the movies, fashion, football and show business – with more than a few laughs along the way.
The autobiography follows on from his poetry collection The Luckiest Guy Alive, publishing in Autumn 2018. The book became one of the best-selling poetry collections of last year.
When does John Cooper Clarke perform at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall?
John Cooper Clarke performs at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on 11 June 2021. The Manchester show is the last in a 10-date UK run:
15 May – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
20 May – London, Eventim Apollo
21 May – Leeds, Town Hall
22 May – Liverpool, Mountford Hall
24 May – Southend, Palace Theatre
28 May – Birmingham, Town Hall
29 May – Gateshead, Sage
3 June – Brighton, Dome
4 June – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
11 June – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall