John Cooper Clarke is an English punk poet and spoken-word performer from Salford, Lancashire.
He began his performance career in Manchester folk clubs, often backed by live music, during the late 1970s, and released his debut EP, ‘Innocents’ in 1977, via Rabid.
He found some fame with his track 'Gimmix! (Play Loud)', which became a Top 40 single in the UK Singles Chart. He released four records in his time: ‘Où est la maison de fromage?’ and ‘Disguise in Love’ in 1978, his most successful release, 'Snap, Crackle & Bop', which hit #6 in the UK Albums Chart in 1980, and ‘Zip Style Method’ in 1982.
John Cooper Clarke headed out on tour in 2016, supporting his new book, ‘Anthologia’.
John Cooper Clarke has announced a new UK tour. The poet will be joined by Simon Day, as Geoffrey Allerton, for dates in Salisbury, Cambridge, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, London, Gateshead, Edinburgh and Cardiff. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information on Stereoboard below.