Julian Cope announces 2017 tour

Julian Cope at the Epstein Theatre

Julian Cope at the Epstein Theatre

As Julian Cope announces tour dates including a February 2017 date in Liverpool, Getintothis’ Jackie Lees is already excited.

Julian Cope has announced a 2017 tour, including a Liverpool date at The Arts Club on 11 February. He will be supported on the tour by Tom Hickox.

The former Teardrop Explodes frontman was part of the legendary Liverpool music scene of the late 70s and early 80s which emerged from the world famous club Eric’s and included Echo and the Bunnymen, Wah! And Big in Japan.

Reinforcing the musical links between Psych and the city, Julian has continued to make music throughout the intervening years and this tour will be in support of his latest CD, Drunken Songs, released in January 2017.

In spite of being born in Wales and raised in Tamworth, he was once voted 36th greatest Merseysider by readers of the Liverpool Echo.

His status as an affectionately adopted Liverpudlian was reflected in anecdotes following the recent announcement of the death of Pete Burns. When one Probe Records customer approached Pete and asked to purchase a Julian Cope single.  Permission was granted when Pete replied: ‘He’s a prick but he’s our prick. Go ‘ead’.

Read a personal account of a young punk’s first visit to Liverpool’s famous Eric’s club

As tours go, to quote the great Drude himself it will, ‘for shit-damned-sure’, not be dull.

Tickets go on sale Thursday 3 November 2016 at 10am.

The full UK tour dates are as follows:


02 – Cambridge, The Junction
03 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
04 – London, The Roundhouse (part of the “In The Round” concert series)
10 – Manchester, Gorilla
11 – Liverpool, Arts Club
12 – Birmingham, Glee Club
17 – Newcastle, Riverside
18 – Edinburgh, La Belle Angele
19 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
24 – Bristol, Fleece
25 – TBA
26 – Cardiff, Globe

Julian Cope 2017 Tour

Julian Cope 2017 Tour