Posted in music | tour dates on December 31, 2010

"Impassioned enviro rant by Patti Smith near the end of her concert last night at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Happy b-day, Patti." - TheEcoist

"patti smith @ bowery ballroom = one of the best concerts
i've ever seen" - beatrice rothbaum

Patti Smith

Patti Smith celebrated her 64th birthday at Bowery Ballroom last night, 12/30. It was her second of three shows in a row. The third happens tonight, 12/31 - Patti's 12th New Years Eve show at the venue in a row. How were the shows so far this year?

On February 16th Patti makes another NYC appearance, but this time it looks like it will be more speaking than singing...

In celebration of her memoir Just Kids, Patti Smith takes center stage for this solo event where she discusses this impactful book, recollections of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and remembrances of New York City in the late '60s and '70s. The legendary American artist offers a never before-seen glimpse of her moving story of youth, friendship and sings some songs. Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality to Just Kids as she has the rest of her formidable body of work--from her influential 1975 album, Horses, to her visual art and poetry.

A book signing will follow this event.

Tickets are on sale for the 92Y event.

Earlier this month Patti made an appearance on the Colbert Report. As Colbert's website described it, "Patti Smith gives advice to young people who decide to throw away their lives and become artists." Check out video of that, below...

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The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Intro - 12/13/10
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>March to Keep Fear Alive

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The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Patti Smith
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>March to Keep Fear Alive

Patti Smith Tour Dates
Dec 29 New York City Bowery Ballroom
Dec 30 New York City Bowery Ballroom
Dec 31 New York City Bowery Ballroom
Jan 6 New York City 92nd Street Y
Jan 18 Paris, France Salle des Concerts
Jan 20 Paris, France Salle des Concerts
Jan 28 Bexhill On Sea, England De La Warr Pavilion
Jan 25 London, England Royal Geographical Society conversation with Geoff Dyer
Jan 29 Suffolk, England Aldeburgh Festival Tickets
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Comments (6)

was a lovely and even exciting show.
but beatrice rothbaum obviously haven't seen too many shows in her life yet...

Posted by me | December 31, 2010 5:48 AM

I've seen Patti dozens of times, including at least one if not all of the New Years Bowery shows each year. Last night's WAS one of the best I've seen. Where in past years she seemed to lose some steam or be out of breath at times (totally understandable for someone in her 60s..), last night she was in great shape, very energetic and strong from beginning to end. She looked great and happy, and her voice was strong. The band was in good form too (lead guitar by Jack P from the Fab Faux). The set was well paced, and the material she chose was good (she has finally left behind some of the weaker material from the 2000s solo albums). A real highlight was an incredibly beautiful cover of Dylan's Boots of Spanish Leather with just Lenny on acoustic for accompaniment. The only weak moment I remember in the show was a silly cover of a should-have-been-buried-long ago Monkees song (Daydream Believer) during the encore. That song should be left to Long Island wedding bands.

Posted by Juan C | December 31, 2010 9:23 AM

Patti Smith's book, Just Kids is a great read....about her and Mapplethorpe. That's all I got. :)

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2010 5:35 PM

Patty S-meh-th

Posted by Humungous | December 31, 2010 9:18 PM

how about updating your look a bit you old dirtbag?

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2010 10:21 PM

anon, dont leave comments

Posted by bk | January 1, 2011 8:12 PM

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