[b]The Arch Drude[/b] will perform songs spanning his career combined with spoken-word reminiscences...

Julian Cope has just announced details of a 21-date UK tour kicking off in October.

The Arch Drude - who features in a 55-minute TV special on BBC2 on Saturday (June 24) based on his best-selling book about ancient stone circle sites in Britain, 'The Modern Antiquarian' - will perform songs spanning his career combined with spoken-word reminiscences.

He has described the 100-minute show as: "Wah-wah electro-acoustic guitars, 20 years of rock 'n' roll stories, fluorescent mellotrons, triumphs and failures on platform boots".

The dates, which have been posted on his website, www.juliancope.com, are: Glasgow, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut (October 6) Edinburgh, Liquid Room (7) Leeds, City Palace Varieties (9) Nottingham, Rock City (10) Preston, Charter Theatre (11) Salisbury, City Hall (13) Basingstoke, Anvil (15) Aylesbury, Civic Theatre (17) Reading, Town Hall (18) Brighton, Gardner Arts Centre (20) Southend, Cliffs Pavilion (21) Southampton, Guild Hall (22) Cambridge, Corn Exchange (November 6) High Wycombe, Town Hall (7) Stockton-on-Tees, Arc (9) Bolton, Albert Halls (10) Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall (11) Liverpool, Royal Court (13) Warwick, Arts Centre (14) St Albans, Arena (16) London, Shepherd's Bush Empire (17)

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