Patti Smith Acoustic Band - We Shall Live Again

01 August 2010

One of the most waited for events of this year moves to a new location and becomes even more fascinating. We are talking about the acoustic exhibition of Patti Smith We Shall Live Again originally to be staged within the prestigious Piazzola Live Festival in Padova but now moved to Saint Marks Square in Venice on the day before and in support of Emergency. The rock poetess came to know Emergency exactly a year ago in Florence, and has since dedicated one of her best works to it, People Have The Power, a record which she composed to demonstrate her support and inject encourage and that best represented the emotions felt when she got in contact with the War and Poverty Victims charity. The concert on August 1st in Saint Marks Square has been possible thanks to the joined initiative of Emergency, the Peace Centre in Venice and International Music, which took the step to plea with Patti Smiths voice, poetry and grit for an intense and artistic event that has been promised and will surely be the occasion to support the inescapable values of life. Always socially engaged, Patti Smith entered the music world at a relatively late age. She was in fact 29 when she became known with Horses a magnificent record that immediately defined her as a leading rock artist, with profound texts and an extraordinary personality. Amongst her best known chart presences, one can mention Because the Night written with the Boss Bruce Springsteen. Her autobiography Just Kids has been recently published in Italy. The event in Venice represents the highlight of her tour which will bring her to Italy and celebrate her past and offer and anticipation of her next music project. We Shall Live Again will be a completely acoustic tour, with her long standing partners Lenny Kaye at the guitar and Jay Dee Daugherty on the drums, Tony Shanahan, with her for the past fifteen years, on the bass, and her daughter Jesse Smith on the piano and Mike Campbell on the guitar.
By Insidecom Editorial Staff