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Patti Smith at Castle Clinton in 2011 (more by Tamara Porras)
Patti Smith

As mentioned, Patti Smith will be supporting Neil Young on his late fall tour which hits NYC on November 27 at MSG and December 3 at Barclays Center. As usual, Patti takes part in other NYC events throughout the year in addition to her larger concerts (like the ones with Neil) and her next will be TONIGHT (8/6) at Community Book Store Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of their "Books Beneath the Bridge" series (brought to you by Community Book Store). She'll be doing a reading, Q&A, and book signing. Tonight's reading starts at 7 PM.

In related news, the apartment at 160 Hall Street in Brooklyn, where Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethrope shared their first apartment, is now up for sale. The asking price is currently $1,000,000.

In more related news, Patti Smith contributed vocals to Helen Burns, the new solo EP from Red Hot Chili Pepper/Atoms for Peace bassist Flea. The EP is out on the Silverlake Conservatory website and you can download it for any price ranging from $0 to $500. It was also pressed on 180 gram vinyl, but those have since sold out. Regarding the EP, Flea writes:

Hi people who like The Red Hot Chili Peppers! I love you a lot! Mucho! Just wanted to give you a heads up about this little record "Helen Burns" I am putting out on the Silverlake Conservatory website.

Warning! It is not a Chili Peppers record. It does not have songs that are like the Chili Peppers at all. It is a mostly instrumental, weird and arty record, the music is mostly just me creating soundscapes that are very emotional for me, but certainly not for everyone! Just me tripping out at home. I am putting it out to raise money for The Silverlake Conservatory of Music a community based non profit music school that i am an integral part of. There you have it. See you all soon i hope!

All Patti Smith tour dates are listed below.

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Patti Smith -- 2012 Tour Dates
Aug 6 Brooklyn Community Book Store (reading)
Aug 23 Stavanger Rått og Råde
Aug 25 Lausanne Noise Festival
Aug 26 Zurich Xtra
Aug 28 Vienna Arena Open Air
Aug 31 Siena Piazza del Campo
Sept 1 Dublin Electric Picnic
Sept 2 North Dorset End of the Road Festival
Sept 4 Newcastle O2 Academy
Sept 5 Glasgow O2 ABC
Sept 7 Manchester Academy
Sept 8 Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Sept 9 Leeds O2 Academy
Sept 10 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sept 12 Brighton Dome
Sept 13 London Troxy
Sept 19 Malmö KB Malmö
Sept 20 Copenhagen Vega
Nov 13 Bilbao Atrio Guggenheim
Nov 23 Montreal Bell Centre*
Nov 24 Ottawa Scotiabank Place*
Nov 26 Boston TD Garden*
Nov 27 New York Madison Square Garden*
Nov 29 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center*
Nov 30 Fairfax Patriot Center*
Dec 3 Brooklyn Barclays Center*
Dec 4 Bridgeport Webster Bank Arena*
* - with Neil Young and Crazy Horse

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Comments (22)

Grab my baby gonna hold her now
She looks like Patti Smith
SURFIN' COW!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 3:54 PM

Patti Smith is really kewl

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 3:56 PM

Where's Patti Smith? Behind that old guy?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:01 PM

Jesus died for someone's sins, but can he pay my mortgage?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:26 PM

'Reading from her book'

Which book?

BV nor the link to the venue site says what book it is.

She's done multiple readings from both JUST KIDS and WOOLGATHERING in NYC over the last two years.

Be kinda nice to know beforehand which one she's reading from/signing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:29 PM

she's done so many readings/signings for her books lately, that I guess she doesn't even know which books she's promoting anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:31 PM

don't knock her-she has more integrity and has had more integrity than most and for many years.

Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:53 PM

I went to a reading the other day. The gypsy said "you'll be drinking early"

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:08 PM

The reading was good, but I bought a copy of the 33 1/3 book on Horses (which was being sold to those in line for the signing) and she refused to sign it because she didn't write it.

Billy Bragg, on the other hand, signed the Nora/Woody Guthrie book a few weeks back in Coney Island without a second thought. Props to that guy!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:24 PM

I like how Flea sounds scared of some sort of "backlash" in the description of his new EP.

Good job, "Generation Cell Phone"(because that's the only thing that defines you).

You ruined music.

For everybody.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 12:00 AM

Patti Smith is the most successful professional scenester/poser/poseur in rock history. Way to make very little good music and still somehow be regarded as important. Alt people=suckers

Posted by hui | August 7, 2012 1:33 AM

Patti Smith is the poster child of a crotchety boomer 1%'er "keepin' it real" by allowing some of the 99% to buy her products. Patti sang for somebody's life but not mine.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 9:07 AM

so she would sign Horses, but not a book on the making of Horses?

I hope you returned the book you bought at the signing when she wouldn't sign it

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 11:20 AM

way to go Bookstore for not asking the author what she would or wouldn't sign before they put out books to sell AT THE SIGNING.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 11:21 AM

Seems like it was just one of those details that fell through the cracks during the planning, I guess. I doubt the organizers anticipated that Patti wouldn’t sign something just because she wasn’t profiting from it. Oddly enough, I saw her sign a dude’s guitar case, and I highly doubt she wrote that. Go figure.

At any rate, I emailed the bookstore and they "feel terrible" about what happened and said they'd gladly refund my purchase. I still wanted the book and it wasn’t being sold at a marked-up book signing price, so it’s more or less all good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 11:57 AM

^^ Thanks, guy that manages the bookstore.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 1:10 PM

Nah, it's me, same guy as 11:24 and 11:57. It's not like I'm not disappointed, but she was cool otherwise and it was a free event, so whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 1:36 PM

how can something be 'more or less all good'???

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 2:52 PM

so, which book did she read from? sign?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 2:53 PM

She read two (maybe three?) excerpts from Just Kids, a few poems from Woolgathering, and some early stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 5:28 PM

Just Kids and Woolgathering were for sale along with the 33 1/3 on Horses. Didn't see her new album being pushed, which I found somewhat surprising since she was joking with the crowd earlier about Banga's poor sales.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 5:30 PM

she's looking great.

Posted by jordon | July 24, 2013 10:05 PM

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