John Cooper Clarke

The ‘Bard of Salford’ returned on his 2013 UK tour, under the supervision of The Clash’s legendary tour manager Johnny Green.

Amongst the artistically diverse group of support acts were Simon Day (The Fast Show), Mike Garry, Thea Gilmore,  Nigel Stonier. and a special appearance by Keith Allen and his band Grow Up.

Allen’s unforgettable introduction to Cooper Clarke’s entrance was “Our lead singer tonight, ladies and gentlemen, has the voice of Richard Burton, the tone of a 1957 Chevy and the legs of Shirley MacLaine.”

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On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

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