Patti Smith Bringing Influential “Horses” Album To Detroit
“Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine.”
From the first line, Patti Smith‘s debut album has transfixed the music world and never let go.
The legendary godmother of punk will be making a tour stop on March 11th at the Royal Oak Music Theatre to celebrate “Horses” and perform it in its entirety. The album was recorded in 1975 (then with the Patti Smith Group) in New York City, and released via Arista Records. Two of the group’s original members – guitarist Lenny Kaye and drummer Jay Dee Daugherty – will join her onstage.
Over 40 years after her powerful album’s release, it has continued to resonate with countless fellow musicians and fans across the world, as well as landing on many all-time best album lists.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale Wednesday December 28th to eligible folks, and December 30th (which is also Smith’s 70th birthday) for the general public.
The celebratory tour will take the Hall Of Fame inductee poet to several stops in the US, as well as abroad.
Photo by: Robert Mapplethorpe
Words by: Tiffany Cuthrell