Jan 22

Patti Smith announces Bluesfest sideshow at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Wednesday 22 January 2020 12:00pm

After an award-winning sell out Australian tour in 2017, the Godmother of Punk – Patti Smith is returning to play Australia this April – and has just added a show in Newcastle on Saturday 18 April 2020!

Ticketek Onsale:  Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 10:00am

The living legend that is Patti Smith added ‘It was just such a great trip. I really thought that I wouldn’t be able to come back – so I’m delighted that I was wrong’.  

After conquering Bluesfest in 2017, Patti Smith and Her Band took home the Helpmann Award that year for Best International Contemporary Concert. With a stellar band including her son, Jackson, 2020 is set to be even better!   

Smith’s legacy as an artist is already guaranteed. Her debut LP  ‘Horses’ has been cited as one of the greatest albums of all time from numerous sources including NME and Rolling Stone and marks the beginning of a long and significant musical career for Patti Smith, one that resonates even greater today and has inspired countless others along the way. 'Horses' was followed by another nine albums of original material, books of poetry and a best-selling memoir, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, world tours and personal appearances.  

 Her award-winning books are ‘M Train’ (2015), ‘Just Kids’, and most recently ‘Year of the Monkey’ released on 24 Sept 2019. Aside from recording, performing, art and writing, Patti is strongly involved in social issues and continues to participate in various human rights organisations.  

We are thrilled to welcome the seminal and legendary poet and punk rock artiste Patti Smith back to Australia with open arms!  

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