Following the news of John Cooper Clarke’s first Manchester show in over 3 years, set to take place in the suitably iconic Palace Theatre, Dr. JCC has today announced a series of national UK headline dates to take place later this year.

JCC is set to visit London, Birmingham, Hull, Gateshead, Norwich, Brighton, and Edinburgh, and these dates will further a series of UK shows for John that also sees him travelling to Leeds and Manchester. The venue in Manchester was personally chosen by The Doc., as it was at the Palace Theatre in the early 60’s that he watched Bob Hope perform and decided to try and follow a life in showbiz.

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. His work recently saw him awarded a Doctorate of Arts at Salford University.

Tickets On Sale 21st February @ 9am.

October 2014
4th – London Royal Festival Hall
23rd – Birmingham Town Hall
24th – Hull City Hall
25th – Gateshead Sage 2
November 2014
15th – Norwich Epic Studios
16th – Brighton Theatre Royal
20th – Edinburgh Queens Hall

Full 2014 Tour Dates
1st March – Leeds Town Hall
7th March – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
24th May – Manchester Palace Theatre
20th June – Blackpool Winter Gardens
4th – London Royal Festival Hall
23rd October – Birmingham Town Hall
24th October – Hull City Hall
25th October – Gateshead Sage 2
15th November – Norwich Epic Studios
16th November – Brighton Theatre Royal
20th November – Edinburgh Queens Hall

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