Punk icon Patti Smith has announced a new live stream via Veeps, which will take place on November 27 at 3 p.m. ET, with tickets available here. As of press time it is unknown where the performer will be playing, however the stream is set to be broadcast for viewers across the globe.
Smith teamed up with her long-time touring guitarist Lenny Kaye for a street performance of “People Have The Power” for voters on the streets of New York City this year. A video of this performance was shared by the Joy to the Polls campaign, which commissioned artists to make playlists for people waiting to vote.
This track was performed at the Tibet House Benefit this year alongside the likes of Iggy Pop, Phoebe Bridgers and Margo Price. “People Have The Power” was also performed at the virtual Pathway to Paris 6th Anniversary alongside the likes of Joan Baez, Michael Stipe, Ben Harper, Lenny Kay and Cyndi Lauper.
Smith teamed up with the Soundwalk Collective to release a new studio album this year called Peradam, which was supported by its title-track and “Knowledge of The Self.” This record had guest appearances from the likes of Anoushka Shankar, Tenzin Choegal and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
“There is value in pushing art forms forward, and there is no shame in needing a boost from a medium that is a bit further down the experimental path,” mxdwn reviewer Drew Pitt explained. “Peradam presents an unyielding picture of how that can be accomplished by faithfully adapting its confounding source material into an equally confounding record. Answers may not come easily, but worthwhile things rarely do, and people should all be happy that they are allowed to sit and digest this record at all.”
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