Patti Smith works the road behind "Banga"
Godmother of Punk Patti Smith will spend some time touring North America before year's end in support of her summertime release, "Banga."
The singer/songwriter, poet and activist will get started next week with an Oct. 8 performance in San Francisco. The U.S. leg includes six theater stops before moving across the pond for a handful of Spanish dates and a round of Japanese shows in January.
Smith will return stateside in late November to provide opening support for Neil Young and Crazy Horse at several East Coast arena shows.
Smith unveiled "Banga," her first album of new material since 2004's "Trampin'," in June via Columbia Records. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City and produced by Smith and her band—Tony Shanahan, Jay Dee Daugherty, and Smith's long-time collaborator, Lenny Kaye, the effort features special guests, including former Television frontman Tom Verlaine and Fab Faux-member Jack Petruzzelli, as well as Patti Smith's son, Jackson, and daughter, Jesse Paris.
Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, and in 2010, the musician received the National Book Award for her nonfiction release, "Just Kids," which chronicles her friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and their effect on each other as burgeoning artists in New York City.
8 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
9 - Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre
12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
14 - San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
16 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre (acoustic w/Tony Shanahan)
26 - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre
13 - Bilbao, Spain - Atrio Guggenheim
14 - Madrid, Spain - Teatro Circo Price
16 - Cartagena, Spain - Auditorio El Batel
17 - Valencia, Spain - Festival Urbano
19 - Barcelona, Spain - Palau de la Musica Catalana
23 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre (w/Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
24 - Ottawa, Ontario - Scotiabank Place (w/Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
26 - Boston, MA - TD Garden (w/Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
27 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (w/Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
29 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center (w/Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
30 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center (w/Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
1 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
3 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center (w/Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
4 - Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena (w/Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
22 - Sendai, Japan - Rensa
23 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya AX
24 - Tokyo, Japan - Orchard Hall
26 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro
27 - Kanazawa, Japan - 8Hall
28 - Osaka, Japan - Nampa Hatch
30 - Hiroshima, Japan - Club Quattro
31 - Fukuoka, Japan - Drum Logos