Patti Smith has been staying busy as always, as she's got a handful of shows coming up this winter. For starters, she's just announced a special event in NYC for her celebrated bandmate Lenny Kaye. Patti Smith and Her Band present Lenny Kaye's Birthday Bash goes down at Bowery Ballroom on December 27. Tickets for that show are currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public Friday (10/28) at noon.

Patti has a history of playing shows around New Year's, and at the Bowery Ballroom in particular, so this is right in line with her usual M.O. this time of year. She also heads to Chicago soon after for her Horses show at the Riviera on December 30. Tickets for that are still on sale.

Meanwhile, Lenny is also involved in that star-studded Stephen Saban benefit at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on November 15. Tickets for that are still on sale.

Patti of course just played the controversial Beach Goth fest, and was invoked multiple times in the Growler's apology for the problems at the fest.

Listen to Horses and check out tour dates below.

Patti Smith -- 2016 Tour Dates
Dec 27 New York City Bowery Ballroom
Dec 30 Chicago Riviera Theatre
April 9 Sydney, Australia State Theatre
April 10 Sydney, Australia State Theatre
April 13 Byron Bay, Australia Blues Fest
April 16 Melbourne, Australia Hamer Hall
April 17 Melbourne, Australia Hamer Hall
April 18 Melbourne, Australia Hamer Hall