Communing with a rock’n’roll seer

Protean punk poet Patti Smith, backed by a full band, is in expansive mood in a riveting, careerspanning show

Smith commands the audience to raise their arms and ‘feel your blood’

Kitty Empire Patti Smith Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

One worn black boot on the monitor, her long, white, artist’s hands carving up the air, Patti Smith is a performer who asks for no quarter. Her rakish authority has only been cemented by the passage of time since she started out, her uncompromising...

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