After an award-winning sell out Australian tour in 2017, the Godmother of Punk – Patti Smith is coming to New Zealand.
Just when we thought it was all over, Patti called and said ‘I’d like to do it all over again. I’m ready if you are!” How could we refuse? The living legend that is Patti Smith added ‘I really didn’t expect to be coming back, but it was just such a great trip. I really thought that I wouldn’t be able to come back – so I’m delighted that I was wrong’.
Called the "punk poet laureate," Smith fuses rock and poetry in her work. Her most widely known song "Because the Night" was co-written with Bruce Springsteen. In 2007 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Smith’s legacy as an artist is already guaranteed. Her debut LP ‘Horses’ was the beginning of a long musical career that resonates even greater today and has inspired countless others along the way. The album has achieved many notable recognitions over the years and included on many all-time best album lists. It has been followed by another nine albums of original material, books of poetry and a best-selling memoir, world tours and personal appearances.
‘Horses’ has been cited as one of the greatest albums of all time from numerous sources including NME and Rolling Stone and marks the beginning of a long and significant musical career for Patti Smith. Her award-winning books ‘M Train’ (2015), ‘Just Kids’ and most recently ‘Year of the Monkey’ (Released on 24 Sept 2019). Aside from recording, performing, art and writing, Patti is strongly involved in social issues and continues to participate in various human rights organisations.
Don't miss the opportunity to hear this legendary artist in person!