On November 10, 1975, Patti Smith released her debut album, Horses. In that same month, the Patti Smith Group traveled to the Bay Area for the first performances showcasing the album. Now, forty years later, Patti Smith and Her Band return to celebrate this notable anniversary by performing Horses in its entirety at the famed Fillmore in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve.
Smith chose to end a year touring Horses in San Francisco in allegiance to one of the cities that first embraced her “three chord rock merged with the power of the word.” Horses has come to be regarded as a landmark recording that continues to have resonance and relevance for succeeding generations of musicians and artists.
Her Band includes original members Lenny Kaye and Jay Dee Daugherty, along with longtime bassist/keyboardist Tony Shanahan, and guitarist Andy York.
Horses catalyzed the beginning of Patti Smith’s continuing musical and literary career. Chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Recording Registry, the album received the Grand Prix Du Disque from the French Republic in 1976, and is cited as one of the Top 50 albums of all time by Rolling Stone.
“We are proud to bring Horses to the Fillmore,” says Smith, “which we consider hallowed ground, containing with its walls so much innovative and spiritual energy. We look forward to bringing our irreverent thoroughbred to the city in which it first freely galloped.”
Tickets are $75.00 for general admission plus applicable charges and go on sale Friday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m. at LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000.