Iconic UK Skateboard Brand Lost Art has launched a unique collaboration with globally revered performance poet John Cooper Clarke to coincide with the release of his autobiography ‘I Wanna Be Yours’.


Working with long time Lost Art Collaborator, illustrator, Skateboarder and John Cooper Clarke Fan, Sketch Stance, The collection and direction aims to celebrate the DIY punk ethos that runs through both Skateboarding and John Cooper Clarke’s works opening up both protagonists to a new audience.


With the Subject Matter of ‘Evidently Chickentown’ now more relevant than ever Russ’ has used the lyrics as an inspiration source to create graphic themes that reflect the current climate and capture the spirit of John Cooper Clarke and Lost Art.

The Collection is available to pre-order from today.


“…One of Britain’s outstanding poets” – Sir Paul McCartney

In celebration of his long-awaited new autobiography ‘I Wanna Be Yours’, the original ‘people’s poet’ Dr. John Cooper Clarke has announced a very special UK tour for May – July 2021.

John Cooper Clarke, also known as the Bard of Salford, is a phenomenon. Why? Well because he is the Poet Laureate of Punk, a rock star, a fashion icon, a TV and radio presenter, a social and cultural commentator. He is one of Britain’s most beloved and influential writers and performers.


John’s memoir, released by Picador, explores his extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities: from Nico to Chuck Berry; Frank Sidebottom to Linton Kwesi Johnson; Elvis Costello to Gregory Corso; Mark E. Smith to Gil Scott Heron and Joe Strummer and on to more recent fans and collaborators like Alex Turner, Plan B and Guy Garvey.


Along with stories of his rock and roll and performing career, John reveals his mind-boggling encyclopaedic take on popular culture over the centuries whether its’ from Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe, to Pop Art, pop music, the movies, fashion, football and show business – there are always more than a few laughs along the way!

The new book follows on from John’s poetry collection, The Luckiest Guy Alive, published in Autumn 2018, one of the best-selling poetry collections of last year selling over 25,000 copies in three months.

John’s new show is a breath-taking showcase of poetry and spoken work, sharing stories from his incredible life and hugely successful career. JCC will take you on an incredible journey with pieces from the new book as well as his usual musings, off the wall chat, riffs, gags and wicked humour.


MAY 2021

15 May Leicester De Montfort Hall (new date)
18 May Frome Cheese & Grain
20 May London Eventim Apollo (new date)
21 May Leeds Town Hall (new date)
22 May Liverpool Uni The Mountford Hall (new date)
24 May Southend Palace Theatre (new date)
28 May Birmingham Town Hall (new date)
29 May Gateshead Sage (new date)

JUNE 2021

03 June Brighton Dome (new date)
04 June Southampton O2 Guildhall (new date)
06 June Exeter Corn Exchange
11 June Manchester Bridgewater Hall (new date)
12 June Sheffield Octagon (new date)
13 June Oxford New Theatre (new date)
24 June Sevenoaks The Stag
27 June Stratford Playhouse
29 June Lancaster Grand Theatre (new date)
30 June Glasgow City Halls (new date)

JULY 2021

01 July Ilkley Kings Hall
02 July Hull City Hall (new date)
04 July Lincoln The Engine Shed
05 July Whitley Bay Playhouse
10 July Halifax Victoria Theatre
11 July Lytham St Annes Lowther Pavilion

Tickets on sale now at www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk / www.johncooperclarke.com