Having conquered Bluesfest back in 2017, Patti Smith and Her Group (capitalisation intended) are coming back to do it all again.

The “godmother of punk”, famous for such albums as Horses, is returning to our shores – well, our eastern shore – for gigs in Melbourne and Sydney in April 2020, as well as doing Bluesfest again.

“I really thought that I wouldn’t be able to come back – so I’m delighted that I was wrong,” Smith said of the tour.

A presale is happening this Thursday, October 24 from 10am AEDT, while general sales start on Monday, October 28 – also at 10am AEDT.

The complete announced dates are:

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Thursday, April 16, 2020 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – The Forum, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – The Forum, Melbourne VIC

Patti Smith at JB Hi-Fi.