Spoken Word preview: Henry Rollins @ Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow

Published by METRO

Friday (13 January), 7.30pm, £18.50, Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow. Tel: 0141 353 8000. www.glasgowconcerthalls.com

So, you ask me, who’s this Henry Rollins fellow? Well, he first found the spotlight when he fronted the hardcore punk band Black Flag in the 1980s. But since then, he’s authored a few books, acquired an array of film and television credits, and become an outspoken political activist. He’s busy with a lot of different stuff, basically.

But it’s all about his spoken word this Friday. Yes, Rollins’s greatly varied one-man shows – in which he shares his sharp perspective and quirky anecdotes – are doing the rounds in Glasgow.

And if there was any doubting this spirited performer’s energy levels in his 50th year – he’s currently knee-deep in a mammoth world tour of North America, Europe and Australasia.

The American may have used many art forms to channel his insatiable imagination over the years, but his humanity shines on the spoken word stage as it does nowhere else. For a jack of all trades, he’s the undisputed master of this one.