Dr John Cooper Clarke
Ulster Hall, Belfast
Thurs 25th April 2019
Tickets from £25 on sale now – buy yours here.
Dr John Cooper Clarke today announces two Irish dates as part of the ‘DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE – THE LUCKIEST GUY ALIVE TOUR’ – Tuesday 19th March 2019 at Dublin’s Vicar Street and Thursday 25th April at Belfast’s Ulster Hall. Tickets are now on sale for both shows.
His NEW BOOK ‘The Luckiest Guy Alive’ goes on sale on November 1st, with a cover by Sir Peter Blake. His new live show, touring across Ireland, the UK, USA, Canada & Australasia, is a mix of classic verse including pieces from his new book, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat – a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.
‘The Luckiest Guy Alive’ is the first new collection of poetry from Dr John Cooper Clarke for several decades – and a brilliant, scabrous, hilarious collection from one of our most beloved and influential writers and performers. From the ‘Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman’ to a hymn to the seductive properties of the pie – by way of hand-grenade haikus, machine-gun ballads and a meditation on the loss of Bono’s leather pants – ‘The Luckiest Guy Alive’ collects stunning set pieces, tried-and-tested audience favourites and brand-new poems to show Cooper Clarke still effortlessly at the top of his game.
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 in the UK, his effect on modern music is huge. His influence can be heard within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in 2 recent global number 1 albums – with The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John’s best loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed A:M album.
“John Cooper Clarke is one of Britain’s outstanding poets. His anarchic punk poetry has thrilled people for decades … long may his slender frame and spiky top produce words and deeds that keep us on our toes and alive to the wonders of the world.” Sir Paul McCartney