Patti Smith to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of ‘Horses’ with a World Tour
Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not hers. Patti Smith will be marking the 40th anniversary of her seminal debut album Horses by launching a world tour. It’s still a bit early for exact details, since it’s not going down for another year, but Smith recently let Rolling Stone in what she was planning. According to the punk rock icon, she’ll be kicking things off on November 10, the record’s exact release date, with an event in her old stomping ground of New York City. The tour’s shows will feature full performances of the album and besides the big apple Smith has confirmed stops in London and Paris. Annnnd that’s all we know for now, but you can be sure that we’ll update you with more details as they’re released.
The so-called “Godmother of Punk,” Patti Smith rose to prominence in New York’s punk rock of the late 1970s. She’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and been named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. A poet and artist, along with her career as a singer-songwriter, Smith has released ten albums since Horses, as well as a dozen books (including the her award-winning memoir Kids), and influenced everyone from Madonna to Pussy Riot.
Patti Smith Tickets & Tour Dates
Patti Smith with Bob WeirMasonic Theatre · San Francisco, CA
Patti SmithAce Hotel · Los Angeles, CA
Video of Patti Smith Performing “Gloria” on SNL