To celebrate the critically acclaimed release of Dr John Cooper Clarke and esteemed singer / songwriter (and founding member of The Stranglers) Hugh Cornwell’s debut new album This Time It’s Personal, the duo will embark on a UK tour throughout November and December. Performing across some of the UK’s major cities, the seven-date run will kick off in Cambridge at The Junction on Saturday 26th November and runs until Friday 9th December at Glasgow O2 ABC.
Bringing together two influential gents within their own fields of the arts, this is a full band show featuring the entire ‘This Time Its Personal’ album, Plus, classics from both John and Hugh’s careers performed together, including ‘No More Heroes’, ’36 Hours’, ‘Nice N’ Sleazy’ ‘I Wanna be Yours’ and more!
Dr Clarke and Cornwell teamed up to release their first album This Time It’s Personal, on 14th October via Sony Music. The fact that these two giants of punk and new wave are together on record for the first time is remarkable enough. But the album, which features ten hand-picked songs reflecting the pair’s shared love of classic American and British pop they grew up with, has a knockout punchline. With not a spoken word in sight by Dr Clarke, nor a distinctive growling Cornwell vocal, This Time It’s Personal (produced by Hugh) announces John’s debut, at the age of 67, as a lead vocalist, with Hugh playing all guitars.
With sharp-witted poet Dr Clarke, and Cornwell at the forefront of the brilliantly incisive and innovative Stranglers, each has been widely recognised for their influence on later generations of British artists but this album brought them together for the first time. Celebrating their musical education in 2016, the duo will head out on the road this November for a string of very special shows.
Don’t miss your chance to see these influential legends as they take to the stage together for this unique evening of music.
UK LIVE TOUR DATES
Fri 25 November – Norwich Waterfront Buy Tickets here
Sat 26 November – Cambridge Junction
Tue 29 November – London O2 Forum Kentish Town
Wed 30 November – Bristol O2 Academy
Thu 01 December – Birmingham O2 Academy2
Sat 03 December – Manchester O2 Ritz
Thu 08 December – Sheffield Leadmill
Fri 09 December – Glasgow O2 ABC
Tickets are on sale now and available at www.gigsandtours.com and the venue box offices.