Patti Smith Plans 'Horses' 40th Anniversary Gigs

Poetic punk icon to play special one-off shows in various cities around the world

Patti Smith's highly influential debut album 'Horses' reaches the ripe old age of 40 in November, and to mark the occasion Smith has disclosed plans to play special shows in London, New York and Paris.

 

Hailed by some as the 'Godmother of Punk', Smith's fiercely independent approach to feminity has influenced the likes of Madonna and Courtney Love over the years, while 'Horses' has become regarded as one of the all-time great records. Full details of the forthcoming anniversary shows are still yet to be unveiled, but Smith recently revealed to Rolling Stone in an interview whilst discussing the landmark: "The exact date is November 10th, and I want to celebrate it in New York in a special way. We have things we'll be doing in Paris and London, everywhere, because it's a true milestone. I'm proud to have a milestone like that." 

 

Listen to said milestone's iconic opener, 'Gloria', below: