Punk rock symbolic figure Patti Smith is one of those artists who can only create respect and admiration. The Rockhal will host this poet and singer on 3rd July, 2012. Even if she had taken a break from touring, she is just as sparkling, lyrical and authentic as ever.
Patti Smith is a unique personality. She interpreted the unforgettable "Because The Night", which was co-written by Bruce Springsteen, and narrated the remarkable book "Just Kids", which was dedicated to her great friendship with famous photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Her strange career is a succession of extraordinary encounters and very painful events which made her grow. Her first album "Horses" was released in 1975. Produced by former Velvet Underground member John Cale, it is considered by many as her masterpiece, containing a fantastic version of Van Morrison's "Gloria". Despite her enormous success and ever-growing popularity and credibility, Patti Smith decided to stop recording and touring in 1980.
After her husband's death, she started recording again to deal with her grief: she released "Gone again" in 1996, followed by "Peace and noise" and "Gung Ho" a little later. With "Twelve", she revisited twelve inevitable rock songs. After the release of her biography, the artist went back on the road in 2011 with her album "Outside Society", a retrospective of her artistic career.
She is a passionate writer and musician who is politically involved, perpetually fighting for peace, and sincerely searching for spirituality. She goes beyond her punk footprint by creating the complete and profound image of a critical and even violent mind filled with wisdom and humanism.
Artist, poet, singer, and painter: Patti Smith is an exceptional personality with multiple talents, and she will enchant the Rockhal on 3rd July 2012, more charismatic than ever. A legendary concert by a legendary woman.
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