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Video: Patti Smith & Band, Brussels Summer Festival – Aug. 8, 2014 – ‘Dancing Barefoot,’ ‘Because The Night, ‘ ‘Gloria,’ & More

A few nights ago Patti Smith performed at the Brussels Summer Festival Place des Palais, Bruxelles.

Below are video clips of many of the songs.

Patti Smith, “Ain’t It Strange,” Brussels Summer Festival Place des Palais, Bruxelles August 8, 2014:

“Dancing Barefoot”:

“Redondo Beach”

“April Fool”

“Pissing in a River,” excerpt:

“My Blakean Year”:

“Beneath the Southern Cross”:

“Ain’t It Strange

Because the Night”:

“People Have the Power”


“Gloria” & “Rock N Roll Nigger”:


Patti Smith, “Ghost Dance” at the Burg Herzberg Festival, Alsfeld, Germany, August 1, 2014:

And Patti Smith, “Perfect Day” at the Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern, Germany, August 7, 2014:

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Watch: Patti Smith in Top Form, Sings ‘Dancing Barefoot’, Reads ‘The Wild Boys’ in Berlin

Patti Smith and band in Berlin.

Patti Smith sings “Dancing Barefoot” at the Apostel Paulus Kirche in Berlin on February 12, 2014.

By the way, in case you haven’t noticed, Patti Smith has never sounded better. She was always amazing live, but from the video I’ve seen this past year she is in top form.

Check out the awesome noir guitar from Patti’s son Jackson.

Patti reads from William S. Burroughs book “The Wild Boys”:


Also, here she performs “Banga” and “People Have the Power”:

The band:

Voice, guitar: Patti Smith
Piano, Bass, Voice: Tony Shanahan
Guitar, Bass, Special Voices: Jackson Smith
Drums: Sebastian Rochford

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Watch: Patti Smith at The Space on Long Island, Dec. 27, 2013 — full set

Photo via Patti Smith’s Facebook page.

Patti Smith and her band played at The Space in Westbury on Long Island on December 27, 2013.

The video below is very cool. It’s an hour and 12 minutes long. The sound is excellent. The video quality is pretty good. The fan who shot this was in a good location, so some of the footage is a zoomed-in closeup and you can really see her. Later they pull back a bit, which is even better.

At one point Smith makes fun of Russian President Putin in support of the recently freed Pussy Riot members. The video ends during the final song, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nigger.”

If you want to read a review of the show, there’s one here.

Here’s the set list.

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