John Cooper Clarke announces Bedford show as part of rescheduled UK tour
The 'poet laureate of punk' will headline the Corn Exchange in November.
John Cooper Clarke has announced the full list of rescheduled shows for his ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ UK tour which includes a new date at Bedford’s Corn Exchange this winter.
The tour will now take place between June this year and April 2022, with Clarke set to perform in the town on Wednesday, November 24.
John Cooper Clarke, also known as the Bard of Salford, is one of Britain’s most beloved and influential writers and performers.
The poet laureate of punk, is a musician, fashion icon, TV and radio presenter and social and cultural commentator.
His memoir I Wanna Be Yours was released in October last year 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 and Mark E. Smith to Gil Scott Heron and Joe Strummer – it also covers more recent fans and collaborators like Alex Turner, Plan B and Guy Garvey.
Interspersed with stories of his rock and roll and performing career, Clarke 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.
His show promises to include poetry, spoken work and stories from his life as well as his usual musings, off the wall chat and wicked sense of humour.
John Cooper Clark will perform the following shows this year and next year.
24 June Sevenoaks The Stag
27 June Stratford Playhouse
29 June Lancaster Grand Theatre
01 July Ilkley King’s Hall
04 July Lincoln The Engine Shed
05 July Whitley Bay Playhouse
10 July Halifax Victoria Theatre
11 July Lytham St Anne’s Lowther Pavilion
06 October Frome Cheese & Grain
07 October Exeter Corn Exchange
17 October Glasgow City Halls
30 October Oxford New Theatre
04 November Wimborne The Tivoli
06 November Hereford Shire Hall
12 November Chester The Storyhouse (as part of the Chester Literature Festival)
23 November Hull City Hall
24 November Bedford Corn Exchange (new show)
26 November Nottingham Playhouse (new show)
16 March Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion (new show)
18 March Liverpool Uni The Mountford Hall
20 March Birmingham Town Hall
14 March Leeds O2 Academy (change of venue)
30 March Brighton Dome
01 April Cambridge Corn Exchange (new show)
07 April Southend Palace Theatre
08 April London Eventim Apollo
12 April Leicester De Montfort Hall
13 April Manchester Bridgewater Hall
16 April Edinburgh Queens Hall
22 April Southampton O2 Guildhall
30 April Gateshead Sage