North east date for poet of punk

John Cooper Clarke, Britain's poet of punk.
John Cooper Clarke, Britain's poet of punk.

Legendary punk rhymester John Cooper Clarke is to return to Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree on Saturday, April 18 as part of a UK tour.

One of the country’s best loved and most important poets and performers, he began his performing career delivering biting, satirical, political and very funny verse in cabaret clubs and tough venues around Manchester.

His work resonated with the punk movement which picked up speed in the late 70s and saw JCC begin to draw huge crowds in his own right after touring with most of punk’s seminal and ground breaking bands including Sex Pistols, The Clash, Buzzcocks, The Fall, Elvis Costello to name but a few.

A figurehead for the movement and all that it encompassed, he became the Punk Poet and The Bard of Salford who found himself as one of the leading voices of punk and youth culture of the time.

Live, he would find himself performing to thousands across the UK with his distinctive, and now iconic visual appearance.

The revival of the 70s punk phenomenon over the last few years has seen a whole new generation clamouring over John’s work and watched his star rocket once again.

Tickets are available at, phone 01224 641122, at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.