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Power to the People!
Patti Smith and Her Band

The poet laureate of punk rock celebrates the power of humanity at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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About this Performance

From the iconic opening lines of her debut album, 1975’s Horses, Patti Smith’s music has been driven by her belief in the power of rock ’n’ roll. She was involved in the earliest days of punk rock in New York City, but her music has always cast a wider aesthetic net, taking in elements of reggae and jazz alongside garage rock and free improvisation. While Rolling Stone would go on to rate Horses among the 50 greatest albums of all time, she’s also an accomplished author, with her memoir Just Kids winning the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2010. Her new book Year of the Monkey, is a dream-filled travelogue of her 70th year.

Her work as a songwriter, poet, photographer, and visual artist is united by her relentlessly humanist perspective. She has an uncanny ability to find humanity among the devastation of war and torture, and her 1988 hit “People Have the Power,” a celebration of our collective ability to “redeem the work of fools” and pursue righteousness, has become an international protest anthem.

Registration to purchase tickets begins Tue, Dec 3 at 10am and ends Fri, Dec 6 at 10am.
Eligible registrants will be contacted on Dec 9 with a code to give them access to purchase tickets on Dec 10 at 10am.
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