Patti Smith: punk poet laureate to play Dublin with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in 2018
Bursting onto the New York live music scene in the 1970s, anarchic freedom-fighter Patti Smith became a figurehead of the American punk movement; famous for her politically-charged anthems. Bursting with youthful abandon, Patti Smith changed the face of popular music with her fiercely lyrical song catalogue, including 1978 ode to love and lust "Because the Night".
From her early years as a mainstay at CBGB, to headlining some of the world's biggest music festivals Patti has never been afraid to push the boundaries at her unforgettable live shows. In June 2018, she's set to play a huge gig at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin with fellow legends Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and you can be there when you buy Patti Smith tickets at StubHub.
Patti Smith: free-spirited music legend
Growing up in Chicago to a soundtrack of jazz and Bob Dylan, Patti Smith began penning poetry before turning to performance art in high school. Taking inspiration from the album catalogues of Little Richard and the Rolling Stones, she moved to New York City with the hope of starting a music career. 1969 saw the young musician relocate to the French capital with her sister, where she immersed herself into a bohemian existence via busking and dabbling in performance art; cultivating her taste for live music along the way.
After the shattering losses of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin in the early 1970s, the world was crying out for a powerful voice and Smith was almost 30 by the time she became a rock star. Merging poetry and rhythmical structure, her intensely narrative debut album Horses is one of the key releases of the decade, spawning sensational East Coast punk anthems including "Gloria" and "Redondo Beach".
By 1978 Smith was well on her way to international stardom, with her album Easter hitting the UK top five and spawning the seminal punk anthem "Because the Night". An icon for legions of female musicians, Smith's concerts are an absolute must for any dedicated gig-goer. Buy Patti Smith tickets at StubHub and experience this formidable artist.
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