John Cooper Clarke Photographed at the George Tavern 2007


What’s on in Manchester: John Cooper Clarke at the Palace Theatre Manchester.

Saturday 24th May 2014 @ 7pm


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With the recent news of headline dates at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Leeds Town Hall having been met with positive excitement, John Cooper Clarke can now proudly announce his highly anticipated show at the Palace Theatre. It has been over 3 years since JCC performed in Manchester, and the Palace Theatre provides a suitably iconic venue for an iconic performer. The venue was personally chosen by JCC and he is thrilled to return to Manchester, and especially to the Palace Theatre. It was here in the early 60s 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 70s. His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement. JCC toured with all the seminal bands; The Sex Pistols, The Clash & Buzzcocks, and in the USA with Elvis Costello. He began to draw large crowds in his own right. Joy Division were proud to frequently support JCC and New Order later opened for him on their first Australian tour.

Fast forward to 2013, and JCC remains a key orator of British society during this time, and 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 songs of the Arctic Monkeys. Alex Turner cites JCC as a huge inspiration and this was recently demonstrated by Turner as the band covered JCC’s I Wanna Be Yours on their critically acclaimed fifth studio album AM. In addition, UK rapper and film maker Plan B asked John to appear in his directorial film debut Ill Manors. Their duet Pity the Poor Fellow appears in the movie and on the soundtrack.

Performing live at the Manchester Palace Theatre, John Cooper Clarke remains one of the most important voices of our time, and one of the greatest performers currently touring.

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Why Not make the most of your trip to the theatre and make it a Short Theatre Break?

Hotel rooms in Manchester are very reasonably priced and you can truly make this event a  night to remember


*PLEASE NOTE: Details correct at time of publication or update only. Tickets available on third-party websites might cost more than face value.