13 December 2010John Cooper Clarke live @ The Scala 19 Dec
Trevor Johnson has designed some Johnny Clarke t-shirts and these are set to be on sale on the night.
Support comes from Ronnie Golden and tickets priced £17.50 (adv) from TicketWeb. Doors open at 7pm.
The tour continues in the New Year - see dates below.
29 Jan - 29.01.11 Arches, Glasgow
12 Feb - Globe, Cardiff
13 Feb - Sub 89, Reading
2 Apr - Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
3 Apr - Phoenix, Exeter
18 Jun - The Junction, Cambridge
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography