Kevin Shields to team up with Patti Smith

The unusual pair confirm joint gig

My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields is to make an live appearance with Patti Smith.

Shields is set to collaborate with Smith on a live recording of Smith’s ’The Coral Sea’ on September 12 at the South Bank Centre in London.

The gig will be divided up into two parts. The first half will be a combination of new songs, spoken word pieces and overdubs from Smith plus other musicians. She will preview songs from her forthcoming album of covers, plus a new political piece dedicated to children of the Lebanon.

Shields will act as musical director, in the second half, for a performance of ’The Coral Sea’, Smith‘s tribute to photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

For ticket availability go toNME.COM/gigs