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Patti Smith

Patti Smith Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 238,461
Category Punk, Rock
Concerts
May
03
Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith Correspondences
Brooklyn
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Jun
25
Brighton Dome
Brighton
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Jun
27
Vicar Street
Dublin
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Jun
28
Vicar Street
Dublin
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Jun
30
Retro c trop - Tilloloy 2024
Tilloloy
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Jul
14
Parc D'enghien
Enghien
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Jul
16
Les Nuits de Fourvière 2024
Lyon
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Jul
19
Arènes de Nîmes
Nîmes
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Jul
21
Somerset House
London
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Jul
23
Plaine De L'asse
Nyon
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Jul
25
METAStadt Open Air 2024
Vienna
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Sep
21
Teatro del Generalife
Granada
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About Patti Smith
Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946 in Chicago) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and artist. She was influential in the birth of punk rock with her 1975 debut album Horses which was produced by John Cale. Called "Godmother of Punk" she integrated the beat poetry performance style with three-chord rock. Smith is most widely known for the song Because the Night, which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978. In 2005 Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, and in 2007 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Smith was born in Chicago. Her mother, Beverly, was a jazz singer, and father, Grant, worked at the Honeywell plant. She spent her entire childhood in Woodbury, New Jersey. Raised the daughter of a Jehovah's Witness mother, she claims she had a strong religious education and a very good Bible education, but left organized religion as a teenager because she felt it was too confining and much later wrote the opening line of her cover version of Them's "Gloria" in response to this experience. Smith graduated from Deptford Township High School in 1964. The family was not wealthy and Smith went to work in a factory. In 1967 she left Glassboro State Teachers College (now Rowan University) and moved to New York City. She met photographer Robert Mapplethorpe there while working at a book store with friend, poet Janet Hamill. Mapplethorpe's photographs of her became the covers for the Patti Smith Group LPs, and they remained friends until Mapplethorpe's death in 1989. In 1969 she went to Paris with her sister and started busking and doing performance art. When Smith returned to New York City, she lived in the Hotel Chelsea with Mapplethorpe; they frequented the fashionable Max's Kansas City and CBGB nightclubs. The same year Smith appeared with Wayne County in Jackie Curtis's play "Femme Fatale". As a member of the St. Mark's Poetry Project, she spent the early '70s painting, writing, and performing. In 1971 she performed – for one night only – in Sam Shepard's "Cowboy Mouth". (The published play's notes call for "a man who looks like a coyote and a woman who looks like a crow".) She collaborated with Allen Lanier of Blue Öyster Cult, who recorded several of the songs to which Smith had contributed, including "Debbie Denise" (after her poem "In Remembrance of Debbie Denise"), "Career of Evil", "Fire of Unknown Origin", "The Revenge of Vera Gemini", and "Shooting Shark". During these years, Smith also wrote rock journalism, some of which was published in Creem magazine. By 1974 Patti Smith was performing rock music herself, initially with guitarist and rock archivist Lenny Kaye, and later with a full band comprising Kaye, Ivan Kral on bass, Jay Dee Daugherty on drums and Richard Sohl, on piano. Ivan Kral was a refugee from Czechoslovakia, fleeing in 1968 after the fall of Alexander Dubček. Financed by Robert Mapplethorpe, the band recorded a first single, "Hey Joe / Piss Factory", in 1974. The A-side was a version of the rock standard with the addition of a spoken word piece about fugitive heiress Patty Hearst ("Patty Hearst, you're standing there in front of the Symbionese Liberation Army flag with your legs spread, I was wondering were you gettin' it every night from a black revolutionary man and his women..."). The B-side describes the helpless anger Smith had felt while working on a factory assembly line and the salvation she discovered in the form of a shoplifted book, the 19th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations. Patti Smith Group was signed by Clive Davis of Arista Records, and 1975 saw the release of Smith's first album "Horses", produced by John Cale amidst some tension. The album fused punk rock and spoken poetry and begins with a cover of Van Morrison's "Gloria", and Smith's opening words: "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine." The austere cover photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe has become one of rock's classic images. As Patti Smith Group toured the United States and Europe, punk's popularity grew. The rawer sound of the group's second album, "Radio Ethiopia", reflected this. Considerably less accessible than Horses, Radio Ethiopia received poor reviews. However, several of its songs have stood the test of time, and Smith still performs them regularly in concert. On January 23, 1977, while touring in support of the record, Smith accidentally danced off a high stage in Tampa, Florida and fell 15 feet into a concrete orchestra pit, breaking several neck vertebrae. The injury required a period of rest and an intensive round of physical therapy, during which time she was able to reassess, re-energize and reorganize her life. Patti Smith Group produced two further albums before the end of the 1970s. "Easter" (1978) was her most commercially successful record, containing single "Because the Night" co-written with Bruce Springsteen. "Wave" (1979) was less successful, although songs "Frederick" and "Dancing Barefoot" both received commercial airplay. Before the release of Wave, Smith, now separated from long-time partner Allen Lanier, met Fred Sonic Smith, former guitar player for Detroit rock band MC5 and his own Sonic's Rendezvous Band, who adored poetry as much as she did. ("Wave"'s "Dancing Barefoot" and "Frederick" were both dedicated to him.) The running joke at the time was that she only married Fred because she would not have to change her name. Patti and Fred had a son, Jackson, and later a daughter, Jesse. Through most of the 1980s Patti was in semi-retirement from music, living with her family north of Detroit in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. On June 1988 she released album "Dream of Life", which included song "People Have the Power". Fred Smith died on November 4, 1994. Shortly afterward, Patti faced the unexpected death of her brother Todd and original keyboard player, Richard Sohl. When her son Jackson turned 21, Smith decided to move back to New York. After the impact of these deaths, her friends Michael Stipe of R.E.M. and Allen Ginsberg (whom she had known since her early years in New York) urged her to go back out on the road. She toured briefly with Bob Dylan in December 1995 (chronicled in a book of photographs by Stipe). In 1996, Smith worked with her long-time colleagues to record the haunting "Gone Again", featuring "About a Boy", a tribute to Kurt Cobain. Smith was a fan of Cobain, but was more angered than saddened by his suicide. That same year she collaborated with Stipe on "E-Bow the Letter," a song on R.E.M.'s "New Adventures in Hi-Fi", which she has also performed live with the band. After release of "Gone Again", Patti Smith has recorded two new albums: "Peace and Noise" in 1997 (with the single "1959", about the invasion of Tibet) and "Gung Ho" in 2000 (with songs about Ho Chi Minh and Smith's late father). A box set of her work up to that time, "The Patti Smith Masters", came out in 1996, and 2002 saw the release of "Land (1975–2002)", a two-CD compilation that includes a memorable cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry". Smith's solo art exhibition, "Strange Messenger" was hosted at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh on September 28, 2002. On April 27, 2004 Patti Smith released "Trampin'" which included several songs about motherhood, partly in tribute to Smith's mother who died two years before. Smith curated the Meltdown festival in London on June 25, 2005, the penultimate event being the first live performance of "Horses" in its entirety. Guitarist Tom Verlaine took Oliver Ray's place. This live performance was released later in the year as "Horses/Horses". In August 2005 Smith gave a literary lecture about the poems of Arthur Rimbaud and William Blake. On July 10, 2005, Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. In addition to her influence on rock music, Minister also noted Smith's appreciation of Arthur Rimbaud. On October 15, 2006, Patti Smith performed at CBGB nightclub, with a 3½-hour tour de force to close out Manhattan's music venue. She took the stage at 9:30 p.m. (EDT) and closed for the night (and forever for the venue) at a few minutes after 1:00 a.m., performing her song "Elegie", and finally reading a list of punk rock musicians and advocates who had died in the previous years. Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 12, 2007. She dedicated her award to the memory of her late husband, Fred, and gave a performance of The Rolling Stones classic "Gimme Shelter". As the closing number of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Smith's "People Have the Power" was used for the big celebrity jam that always ends the program. From March 28 to June 22, 2008 the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris is hosting a major exhibition of the visual work of Patti Smith, "Land 250", drawn from pieces created between 1967 and 2007. At the 2008 Rowan Commencement ceremony, Smith received an honorary doctorate degree for her contributions to popular culture. Smith is the subject of a 2008 documentary film, "Patti Smith: Dream of Life". www.pattismith.net MySpace
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Genres
Punk, Rock
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What fans are saying
Briana
5 / 5
Angel of Punk. Great to see her feeling SO happy! Sound was terrific at P&H's outdoor stage. Super friendly staff there! Pure magic to see/hear Patti & band giving 100% outstanding performance!
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown, CA
Aug 08, 2023
Sandra
5 / 5
Patti is my rock icon. I'd see her very night if I could her children played with her. They're so talented. Can't wait for her to come back to Boston
Live Stream New York City, NY
Jan 24, 2022
Sol
5 / 5
i have no words. i’m just so thankful to have been able to see her! it was an incredible experience, a dream come true. Thank you Patti!
Klosterhof Wiblingen Ulm, Germany
Jun 25, 2023
Jean-yves
4 / 5
La voix l’énergie sont toujours présentes ! Le son était juste parfait . Une des dernières icônes militantes des 70’s a mis à genoux L’Olympia.
L’Olympia Paris, France
Aug 29, 2019
Lisa
5 / 5
Mom always told me that the day Patti would come to sweden we would see her and that was a show for both our lifetimes<3
Filadelfia Convention Center Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 22, 2023
Lauren
5 / 5
Patti was amazing! Sharing many beautiful stories to compliment her new book of photographs and treated us to some songs!
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
Dec 02, 2022
Katja
5 / 5
Patti was larger than life. I am so glad I finally made it and could see her live.
Cirque Royal Brussels, Belgium
Jun 01, 2022
Julie
5 / 5
Patti is my heroine! Fantastic live show! It felt like being there, yet being at home. Thank you!!
Live Stream Live Stream
Feb 04, 2022
Massimo
5 / 5
Grande voce, grande interpretazione e intensità. Location assolutamente inadatta. Concerto visto attraverso una colonna; inaccettabile.
Politeama Rossetti TRIESTE, Italy
Nov 27, 2019
John
4 / 5
Patti was great, though the moderator seemed to lose focus a few times.
Sydney Goldstein Theater San Francisco, CA
Nov 30, 2022
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Patti Smith Tour Cities
Brighton, United Kingdom Dublin, Ireland Tilloloy, France Lyon, France Granada, Spain Enghien, Belgium London, United Kingdom Vienna, Austria Nyon, Switzerland Nîmes, France Brooklyn, NY

Frequently Asked Questions About Patti Smith

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Patti Smith on tour?

Yes, Patti Smith is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Patti Smith concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Patti Smith tour is scheduled for 12 dates across 11 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Patti Smith scheduled to play?

Patti Smith is scheduled to play 12 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Patti Smith tour start?

Patti Smith’s tour starts May 03, 2024 and ends on Sep 21, 2024. They will play 11 cities; their most recent concert was held in Brooklyn at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and their next upcoming concert will be in Dublin at Vicar Street.

What venues is Patti Smith performing at?

As part of the Patti Smith tour, Patti Smith is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 03 - Brooklyn, NY @ BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
Jun 25 - Brighton, United Kingdom @ Brighton Dome
Jun 27 - Dublin, County Dublin @ Vicar Street
Jun 28 - Dublin, County Dublin @ Vicar Street
Jun 30 - Tilloloy, Hauts-de-France @ Château de Tilloloy
Jul 14 - Enghien, Belgium @ Parc D'enghien
Jul 16 - Lyon, France @ Theatres Romains De Fourviere
Jul 19 - Nîmes, France @ Arènes de Nîmes
Jul 21 - London, United Kingdom @ Somerset House
Jul 23 - Nyon, Switzerland @ Plaine De L'asse
Jul 25 - Vienna, Austria @ METAStadt Open Air
Sep 21 - Granada, Spain @ Teatro del Generalife
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