Patti Smith to play two shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street

The Patti Smith Quartet will be playing the intimate venue on June 27th and 28th next year

US singer-songwriter Patti Smith performing in New York last year. Tickets for her Dublin dates will be on sale this Friday. Photograph: Andrea Renault/Getty Images

Singer-songwriter, poet and memoirist Patti Smith has been announced to play two Vicar Street dates in June 2024, with tickets going on sale this Friday.

The Patti Smith Quartet will be playing the intimate venue on June 27th and 28th, presented by Foggy Notions.

The 76-year-old, who was born in Chicago and raised in South Jersey, before migrating to New York City in 1967, has had her extensive achievements as a performer, author, recording and visual artist acknowledged worldwide.

Smith’s first recording, Horses, was released in 1975 and was later inducted into the US National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in 2010.

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Her subsequent albums include songs co-written with Bruce Springsteen and her late husband Fred “Sonic” Smith. She is a four-time Grammy nominee, and a Golden Globe nominee for the song Mercy Is, co-written with Lenny Kaye for the film Noah.

Also a notable author, Smith was awarded the US National Book Award in 2010 for her best-selling memoir, Just Kids, which told the story of her deep friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and the evolution of their work.

Her other books include Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, Auguries of Innocence, Collected Lyrics, M Train, Devotion and Year of the Monkey and A Book of Days.

Smith has won countless other awards for her talents, and her photographs, drawings, and installations have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. In 2016, she was awarded the Burke Medal for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Trinity College Dublin in 2016.

In 2007, Smith was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and holds the honour of “Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres” from the French ministry of culture.

Her band includes guitarist and author Lenny Kaye, drummer Jay Dee Daugherty, Tony Shanahan on bass and keyboards, and her son, guitarist Jackson Smith.

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Smith currently writes, performs and lends support for human-rights issues and environmental groups, primarily Pathway to Paris, a non-profit organisation cofounded by her daughter, Jesse Paris Smith, offering tangible solutions for combating global climate change.

Currently living in New York, Smith is also a featured writer on Substack where her twice weekly writings and readings can be subscribed to online.

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Ellen O’Donoghue

Ellen O’Donoghue

Ellen O'Donoghue is an Irish Times journalist