Walking a fine line between performance poetry, standup comedy and rock’n’roll, Manchester legend John Cooper Clarke comes to Berlin for a rare gig at the Festsaal Kreuzbreg in June.
John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. In a career that spans over 5 decades, this will be John’s first venture into Germany for a very intimate show.
Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge.
His influence can be heard within the keen social observations of Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in 2 recent global number 1 albums – with Arctic Monkeys putting one of John’s best loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed A:M Album
His latest show, touring across the UK, USA, Canada & Australasia, is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat – a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.
John Cooper Clarke LIVE
Thursday, 20th June 2019 | Doors 19:00
Festsaal Kreuzberg | Am Flutgraben 2 | 12435 Berlin
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