FOLLOWING the news of his world tour next spring (including USA, Australia and NZ), one of Britain’s best-loved poets, Dr John Cooper Clarke, has announced a huge UK headline tour for November/December 2018.

He will perform live shows across some of the UK’s most iconic venues, including Cardiff St David’s Hall on December 2.

John will also be joined by very special guest acclaimed comedian Simon Day, who will be performing as Yorkshire poet Geoffrey Allerton.

The show is a sensational showcase of spoken word – a chance to see John perform material both classic and brand new as he delves into his vast back catalogue, as well as his prolific collection of new work, all read from his trademark battered notebooks, delivered in John’s legendary, rapid-fire style and iconic Salford drawl.

Combine this with John’s hilarious observations, gags and off the wall chat and it adds up to the chance to see a living legend at the top of his game.

As we enter 2018, John Cooper Clarke is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on pop culture.

These collaborations mean that John has been involved in two global number 1 albums in the last few years.

As well as his regular TV appearances on the likes of Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, John also host 6 Music shows and his own BBC Radio 4 Show John Cooper Clarke Live at the BBC.

Tickets go on general sale at 10am Friday, December 8, and will be available from / 0844 811 0051