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Patti Smith Announces Last Ever Australian Show, Supported By Courtney Barnett

Written by Tom Williams on January 20, 2017

Legendary singer-songwriter Patti Smith has announced what will be her final Australian concert. The show will be taking place in Melbourne this April, and will feature a support slot from Australia’s Courtney Barnett.

Smith’s announcement of yet another new Melbourne show comes after selling out six headline dates across Melbourne and Sydney, alongside her two scheduled appearances at Byron Bay Bluesfest in the same month.

Smith’s last ever Australian concert, which will take place at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Thursday, 20th April, will see Smith and her band perform a stack of originals (and even some covers) from her 11 studio albums. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee will be joined by longtime bandmates Lenny Kaye and Jay Dee Daugherty, with Tony Shanahan on piano/bass and Andy York on guitar.

Barnett, who has been heavily influenced by Smith’s work, will open the show in what’s currently her only scheduled Australian performance for 2017.

Catch all the tour and ticket details, below.

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new Melbourne Festival Hall show on sale 10am AEDT Monday, 23rd January

Sunday, 9th AprilSOLD OUT
State Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Monday, 10th AprilSOLD OUT
State Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Tuesday, 11th April
State Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, 16th AprilSOLD OUT
Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Monday, 17th AprilSOLD OUT
Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Tuesday, 18th AprilSOLD OUT
State Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, 20th AprilNEW SHOW
Supported by Courtney Barnett
Festival Hall, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Also performing at Bluesfest 2017

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