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Julian Cope

Friday 31 January 2020 to

Friday 31st January 2020, 19:00 – 23:00


Singer, poet, occultist, photographer and all-out rockstar Julian Cope comes to the Ballroom in January, as part of his new album tour (album scheduled for release in January 2020).

The one-time frontman of the Teardrop Explodes is infamous for his onstage exploits, so expect the unexpected in this night of visionary rock’n’roll.

‘The man should have his own blue plaque.’ – NME

Tickets are £25.00 + booking fee in advance. This is a 14+ event. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Julian Cope has enjoyed a 30-year career in the rock business; during that time, he has released over 20 solo albums, countless collaborative projects, and six acclaimed books. Cope began his career in 1977, as bass player in the short-lived Liverpool punk group The Crucial Three, alongside future Echo & The Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch, before forming the Teardrop Explodes in late ’78. This band’s four-year reign as a Top Ten chart act collapsed at the end of 1982, when Cope’s infamous love of munching LSD onstage proved too much for both his management and record companies.

In the late ‘80s, Cope made his welcome return to the charts with his album Saint Julian, followed in the ‘90s by such acclaimed albums as Peggy Suicide, Jehovakill and Autogeddon.

Cope’s debut novel for Faber & Faber, One Three One, was published in 2014, accompanied by several soundtrack albums and a 12” single remixed by Andrew Weatherall. In 2017, Cope released and toured LP Drunken Songs. Since then, he has been engaged in completing his long-promised tome Lives of the Prophets for Faber & Faber.

Cope is also known for his detailed studies of the occult, mythology and Britain’s prehistory, including the best-selling The Modern Antiquarian and The Megalithic European.

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