Thursday 24 October 2019


Dr. John Cooper Clarke is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding and esteemed punk poets in Britain and far beyond. In the seventies, when punk reigned, this performance toured poet with bands such as Sex Pistols, the Buzzcocks and Elvis Costello. In November 2018, “The Luckiest Guy Alive” came out and October 24 he will recite pieces from this new book in the Kleine Zaal in PAARD.

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  • € 22,50
  • Kleine Zaal
  • 19:30
  • 20:00

*incl € 2,50 servicefee

Dr John Cooper Clarke received an “honorary doctorate in the arts” in July 2013 in recognition of his 50-year career. The University of Salford praised the punk poet for bringing poetry to a non-traditional audience and influencing musicians and comedians. One of his best known poetry pieces “I Wanna Be Yours” was adapted by the Arctic Monkeys for their fifth album, AM, which was released in September 2013.

John Cooper Clarke uses words like Chuck Berry uses guitar riffs melody and anger, humour and disdain in equal measure. He's the real deal, really funny and really caustic, the velvet voice of discontent.

Kate Moss