Fri 21 May
In line with national guidance to manage the impact of coronavirus in Leeds to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our audiences and staff, this event has been cancelled at Leeds Town Hall and will now take place on Thursday 24 March 2022 at the O2 Academy, Leeds.
All ticketholders will be contacted by the Box Office. For further information please contact the Box Office by email or by phone on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm).
In celebration of his long-awaited new autobiography I Wanna Be Yours, the original ‘people’s poet’ Dr. John Cooper Clarke has announced a very special UK tour for May/June 2021.
John Cooper Clarke, also known as the Bard of Salford, is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV and radio presenter, social and cultural commentator – he’s one of Britain’s most beloved and influential writers and performers.
John’s most recent memoir was released in the UK on 15 October 2020 by Picador. The book explores 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 new book follows on from John's poetry collection, The Luckiest Guy Alive, published in autumn 2018, one of the best-selling poetry collections of last year selling over 25,000 copies in three months.
John’s new show is a breath-taking showcase of poetry and spoken word, sharing stories from his incredible life and hugely successful career. JCC will take you on an incredible journey with pieces from the new book as well as his usual musings, off the wall chat, riffs, gags and wicked humour.
A £38.50, B £32.45, C £24.75
(prices include booking fee)