Patti Smith and her Band – Brighton Dome – 2nd June 2018

“I always fuck it up in Brighton, I’m perfect everywhere else!” So laughs Patti Smith at the climax of an evening that moves, stirs and, yes, amuses a packed crowd at Brighton Dome. The show, which Smith confessed was also a dress rehearsal for the following night’s All Points East festival appearance (“There’s a lot of songs we haven’t played for a long, long time”) has all of the unpredictability and eccentricity that fans have come to expect from Smith. It also contains some of the finest songs written in any era, performed by an artist who has lost none of her power and potency.

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