A renowned rock star will take to Picturedrome’s stage this week.
Julian Cope, former singer and bass guitarist of new romantic band the Teardrop Explodes, will appear at the Holmfirth venue on Thursday as part of a national tour.
The eccentric chameleon performer, who is also known for his work as a poet, musicologist, occultist, photographer and cultural commentator, will play some of his back catalogue hits to fans. Some have followed him throughout his musical career which has lasted for almost 40 years .
The tour follows the release a new ‘Best Of’ compilation called Trip Advizor, which covers the years 1999-2014 – one of his most prolific periods.
Since 1977 he has released dozens of albums, including 20 as a solo artist, and undertaken countless collaborative projects.
Cope first became known as the bass player in the short-lived punk group The Crucial Three alongside future Echo &a The Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch and then went on to front The Teardrop Explodes in 1978 and enjoyed a four year reign as a top ten chart act with albums Kilimanjaro and Wilder.
He also had a successful solo career with singles including World Shut Your Mouth.
After a hiatus away from the rock ‘n’ roll business to focus on other projects, he made a comeback.
He formed a number of new bands including proto-metal power trio Brain Donor and, after the acclaim from his solo album Black Sheep in 2008, he went on to form a band of the same name.
Cope has also written six acclaimed books, including his autobiography Head-On, Krautrocksampler and his 484 page tome The Modern Antiquarian, the result of eight years of research into lost stone temples and ancient monuments.
Advance tickets cost £22.50 and doors open at 7.30pm.