by Bill Pearis

John Cooper Clarke

UK punk poet John Cooper Clarke had to cancel his last NYC visit due to visa issues, but he's now announced a new round of dates on the East Coast this spring. The new NYC date will be May 7 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/24) at noon with an AmEx presale on Wednesday (1/22) at noon. All dates are listed below.

John Cooper Clarke recently collaborated with fellow, still-going Mancunians Inspiral Carpets on the song "Let You Down." That's from Spitfire, the Inspiral Carpets' first album since 1994's Devil Hopping. (The band is still led by organist Clint Boon but singer Tom Hingley is not in this lineup.) You can stream that, and watch an hour-long BBC documentary and a couple of other videos, below...

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Inspiral Carpets - "Let You Down" (featuring John Cooper Clarke)

John Cooper Clarke - "Health Fanatic"

John Cooper Clarke - "Evidently Chickentown"

BBC documentary 'Evidently John Cooper Clarke'

John Cooper Clarke - 2015 Tour Dates
May 2nd El Ray Los Angeles, CA
May 3rd Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
May 5th Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
May 7th Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
May 9th StageOne Fairfield, CT
May 11th World Café Philadelphia, PA
May 12th Hamilton Washington,DC
May 14th Berklee Recital Hall Boston, MA
May 15th Rivoli Toronto, ON
May 16th Rivoli Toronto, ON