Patti Smith announces a Manchester date as part of a 2018 tour and Getintothis’ Banjo is already beside himself with excitement
Patti Smith has seemingly achieved the impossible.
Her debut album, Horses, released in the last weeks of 1975, still regularly features in lists of the greatest albums ever made. It’s power and poise still resonate almost 42 years later, a feat equalled by very few of her contemporaries.
Her voice is instantly recognisable and iconic, not for a surfeit of technical ability, but for its integrity and its power.
Patti Smith’s appearance at 2015’s Glastonbury Festival, was an event that lingers long in the minds of many and she’s due to hit the repeat button in Manchester at the Apollo on June 5, 2018.
We’ll be there, come hell or high water. The power, commitment and sheer grit Patti Smith exudes on stage makes her a force to be reckoned with, no matter her age or what decade we are in.
A woman with no equal, still remarkably, impossibly at the top of her game. This will be a gig that, like Smith herself, demands attention.
See you there.
June 2, 2018: Brighton Dome
June 5, 2018: Manchester Apollo
June 6, 2018 Dublin Royal Hospital Kilmainham (with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)