Renowned Punk Poet John Cooper Clarke plays the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire for one night only this May.
One of the best loved and most important performance poets of our time, John Cooper Clarke first rose to fame during the late 1970s, known as a “punk poet”.
His verse, delivered in his unique rapid-fire performance style, struck a chord with the punk movement of the ’70s, and resulted in him touring with bands like The Sex Pistols, The Clash and Buzzcocks, and with Elvis Costello in the USA.
One of the most unique and distinctive voices of punk and youth culture, Clarke soon found himself the unofficial figurehead for the movement and all that it encompassed, performing to thousands the world over.
John Cooper Clarke has been active throughout the decades, as primarily poet, but also movie star, rock star, comedian, and social and cultural commentator, as vital now as he was in the 70s.
His body of work speaks for itself, as he continues to garner new fans and followers, helped by his work being featured on the Arctic Monkeys release “AM”, the UK GCSE syllabus, and his “Evidently Chickentown” being used in the penultimate episode of hit TV show The Sopranos.
It is undeniable that his effect on pop culture, music and fashion has been huge, and John’s star rockets into the firmament once again, as a whole new generation comes to recognise the importance and brilliance of his work.
Now living in Essex, he continues to churn out the goods and has a plethora of new material to perform alongside his best known works such as “Beasley Street” and “I Wanna Be Yours”. His live shows continue to pull in the crowds and this one is sure to have the audience begging for more.
John Cooper Clarke plays the Pavilion Theatre at 8pm on 5th May. Tickets cost €26 and may be reserved online.
The Pavilion Theatre
Tel: 01 231 2929
Lead image courtesy John Cooper Clarke website