Sat 3rd Jan at 7:00pm
John Cooper Clarke
@ O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester
Featuring: John Cooper Clarke
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John Cooper Clarke
Due to the overwhelming popular demand experienced with John Cooper Clarke’s Manchester Palace Theatre show earlier this year, the Salford born bard is returning for a special ‘Christmas with Clarke’ show at Manchester’s O2 Apollo, his biggest recent headline show to date. This show will also mark the final date of JCC’s critically acclaimed ‘National Poetry Tour’.
Britain’s best-loved and most important performance poet, John Cooper Clarke is as vital now as he was in the 70’s. His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement.
Fast forward to 2014, and JCC remains a key orator of British society. His mark is indelibly seen in today’s pop culture. Aside from his fashion style spawning copy-cats all over the country, his effect on modern music has been huge. His influence needs only to be heard in the satirical and keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys. Alex Turner cites JCC as a huge inspiration. This was recently demonstrated by Turner, as the band covered JCC’s ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ on their worldwide Number One album ‘AM’. UK rapper Plan B featured John’s performance poetry in his directorial film debut "Ill Manors". Their duet Pity The Plight appears in the movie and on the films hit soundtrack.
Performing live at the Manchester O2 Apollo, with special guests, John Cooper Clarke remains one of the most important voices of our time, and one of the greatest performers currently touring.
* This show has been rescheduled to the 21st March.
This event takes place at O2 Apollo Manchester, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet, John Cooper Clarke is as vital now as he was in the '70s. His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement and he toured with all the seminal bands, from The Sex Pistols to The Clash, until he soon began to draw large crowds in his own right.
John Cooper Clarke is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on pop culture. His influence can also be heard in the satirical and keen social observations of artists such as Plan B and the Arctic Monkeys.
As well as his regular TV appearances on the likes of Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, John also host 6 Music shows and his own BBC Radio 4 Show 'John Cooper Clarke Live at the BBC'.
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