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Smith’s concert-documentary, Horses: Patti Smith and her Band, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last night (April 23). Following the screening, the singer-songwriter took to the stage at New York’s Beacon Theater – with some impressive special guests in tow.
A performance of the Springsteen-penned epic ‘Because The Night’ welcomed a surprise appearance from The Boss himself, before former R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe joined the pair to take on ‘People Have the Power’.
Smith also joined forces with The Heartbreakers over the weekend – with the group playing their first live show since Tom Petty’s death.
The Horses film – directed by Steven Sebring and executive produced by Jimmy Iovine – marks the 40th anniversary of Smith’s seminal debut LP of the same name. It captures the final show of the album’s celebratory tour. The documentary was shot at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in early 2016.
Meanwhile, Smith is gearing up to support Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds as part of the new All Points East Festival.
Also appearing at the Victoria Park event next month are LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Bjork, Father John Misty, Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lorde, Sampha, Lykke Li and many more.
Smith will also join Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on June 6, 2018.
Last year, Patti Smith shared a heartbreaking tribute to noted playwright and actor Sam Shepard, whose death was announced on July 31.