Rising to prominence in the 70s with his unique brand of punk poetry Dr John Cooper Clarke, affectionately known as the Bard of Salford, has left a lasting impact on the arts scene and continues to inspire a new generation of fans.
He is now at the very top of his game and he has just released an anthology of poetry – Anthologia.
His latest tour follows that release and the show combines some of his classic verse with new material with hilarious ponderings on modern life as well as plenty of riffing.
There will be special guests appearing alongside him who are yet to be confirmed.
He is at Buxton Opera House on February 6 but if you miss him there he is at Manchester and Birmingham in June. Go to johncooperclarke.com for details.