Patti Smith live in Spoleto
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti – 3 December 2019 at 21
Rock priestess returns with a show of ‘Words and music’.
Patti Smith herself chose Spoleto for her new tour in carefully selected city theatres based on their beauty and artistic uniqueness.
Organisation: Athanor Eventi, in collaboration with Comune di Spoleto.
Presale on Ticket One and Ticket Italia.
SPOLETO – ‘Words and Music’. This is how the “new” Patti Smith introduces herself on her return to Italy for a series of events in theatres between late November and December. Among the six exclusive dates of the tour there is also Spoleto, for a concert on 3 December at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti which promises to be memorable.
Tireless and subversive, after the June appointments, the “priestess” of rock returns on stage accompanied by Tony Shanahan (guitar, piano).
Singer, songwriter and poet, Patricia Lee Smith, aka Patti Smith, was born December 30, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1950 she moved with her family to Philadelphia and then to New Jersey. The eldest of four children, Patti Smith has always been a tall, lanky, sickly little girl with a lazy left eye. Timid behaviors that would never have made one think that Patti could have turned into the innovative rock star that would later become. However, Patti says she always knew she was destined for greatness. “When I was a little girl, I always knew I had something special inside me. I mean, I wasn’t attractive, I wasn’t very communicative, I wasn’t very smart, at least at school. I was none of this, and I never showed the world that I was something special, but I had this enormous hope all the time and this is the spirit that kept me strong … I was a happy child because I had the feeling that I would go beyond my physical body…” says Patti Smith.
It was the 1960s when the young Patti Smith, in her twenties, moved to vibrant New York to find her way. The rest is history: from the chatted relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe to the very first performances in the historic CBGB’s, without forgetting the contract with Arista and the publication of “Horses”, one of the best albums in rock history.
Patti Smith has earned herself a place in the Olympus of rock legends. Undoubtedly one of the most influential artists of all time, singer-songwriter and poet of enormous talent, Patti is often cited by illustrious colleagues as a great source of inspiration, from Michael Stipe (REM) to Morrissey and Johnny Marr (The Smiths), from Madonna to U2 to many others, to the point of attending the Nobel Prize for Literature in place of Bob Dylan, at his express wish.
Songs like “People Have The Power”, “Gloria” (cover of Van Morrison’s Them song), “Dancing Barefoot” and “Because The Night” (written with Bruce Springsteen) are real milestones in music and collective imagination.
For more info: www.pattismith.net.
TEATRO NUOVO GIAN CARLO MENOTTI
Tuesday 3 December