The Godmother of Punk - Patti Smith is coming to New Zealand to perform Town Hall shows in Christchurch and Auckland this April! Smith's legacy as an artist is already guaranteed. Her debut LP 'Horses' was the beginning of a long musical career that resonates even greater today and has inspired countless others along the way. The album has achieved many notable recognitions over the years and included on many all-time best album lists. It has been followed by another nine albums of original material, books of poetry and a best-selling memoir, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, world tours and personal appearances. Patti's list of accomplishments doesn't end there. She is a recipient of the Polar Music Prize and holds the honour of 'Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres' from the French Ministry of Culture.