Patti Smith Moving Her New Year’s Party Out Of Bowery Ballroom


Last week Patti Smith performed her annual series of year-end shows, and the Times reports that at the end of her Saturday-night gig she had an announcement: This year’s New Year’s residency would be her final one at the Bowery Ballroom. No word on where Smith’s shows ringing out 2012 will be just yet (hey, she’s got a couple of months to figure it out), but in the meantime, if you weren’t one of the people who started 2011 on Delancey Street there’s a clip of her performing “Wichita Lineman” with Michael Stipe on New Year’s Eve below.

Smith, who turned 65 on Friday, will read from her 1992 memoir Woolgathering tonight at St. Mark’s Bookshop.

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