Patti Smith announces headline shows around 2020 Citadel Music Festival

Photo: Paul Bachmann

Photo: Paul Bachmann

Patti Smith has detailed some European shows to go with the short Australian visit that’s planned for April 2020.

Smith and her band will play German gigs around their appearance at the Citadel Music Festival in Berlin on June 12th, following Australasian concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Christchurch and Auckland.

Smith has just recently released the Mummer Love album with Soundwalk Collective, describing the experience as like a ‘fourth mind equation’ “Because we are working with other people’s work, and not just reading it but channelling these people, they become a fourth mind,” she’s said.

“We are Rimbaud, you, I, and the work. It makes me think of Rimbaud’s energy, his strong will. If we, the living, send out radio and energy waves, the energy of those last poems is still reverberating.”

“It can’t be silenced, because we understand that this work and the artists are not dead, they find life when we are recording them.”

Tour dates:

April 2020
15,16 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre, Australia
21,22 – Melbourne, Forum, Australia
25, – Christchurch, Town Hall, New Zealand
27 – Auckland, Town Hall, New Zealand

June 2020
10 – Hamburg, Stadtpark, Germany
12 – Berlin, Citadel Music Festival
13 – Dresden, Junge Garde, Germany
15 – Stuttgart, Freilichtbuhne Killesburg, Germany
16 – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle, Germany

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