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Patti Smith reading from her book in Brooklyn tonight, sang on the new Flea EP; her old Brooklyn apartment is up for sale

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.

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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