Dr. John Cooper Clarke set for Liverpool return at Philharmonic Hall


Dr. John Cooper Clarke

The Bard of Salford, Dr. John Cooper Clarke is set to return to Liverpool, dropping in at Philharmonic Hall in February, Getintothis’ Kevin Barrett reports.

Britain’s best loved Punk Poet Dr. John Cooper Clarke has announced a date at Liverpool Philharmonic on Friday February 22 as part of his much in demand The Luckiest Guy Alive tour.

The tour, initially only planned for November and December, has now been extended through to the new year, which sees the self-proclaimed ‘King of Modern Poetry’ set to deliver a mammoth 24 dates in total. The tour follows on from Clarke publishing his first collection of poems in over thirty years, The Luckiest Guy Alive, which is scheduled for release on November 1.

Now considered a national treasure, Clarke has seen his audience grow and diversify since the heady 70s punk movement, the introduction of a new, and much younger generation to his work was monumental when Arctic Monkeys covered him on I Wanna Be Yours for their 2013 celebrated album AM.

This adulation has since galvanised with TV appearances on the likes of Have I Got News For YouNever Mind The Buzzcocks, and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

John Cooper Clarke will be joined by comedian Simon Day, who will be performing as Yorkshire poet Geoffrey Allerton.