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Patti Smith to record covers album

Patti Smith has confirmed that her new album Twelve will be a covers album.

The record will feature covers of Stevie Wonder’s Pastime Paradise, Neil Young’s Helpless, Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears and other tracks by the likes of Paul Simon, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and Bob Dylan.

The album, due to be released on April 16th, will feature Flea, Television’s Tom Verlaine and Rich Robinson from The Black Crowes as well as her son Jackson and daughter Jesse. The tracklisting is:

‘Are You Experienced?’
‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’
‘Gimme Shelter’
‘Within You Without You’
‘White Rabbit’
‘Changing Of The Guards’
‘The Boy In The Bubble’
‘Soul Kitchen’
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
‘Midnight Rider’
‘Pastime Paradise’

She will also tour the UK and Ireland in May:

10th – Kendal Arts Centre
11th – Ulverston Coronation Hall
13th – Dublin Vicar Street
17th – London Roundhouse
19th – Minehead – All Tomorrow’s Parties
20th – Liverpool Carling Academy
22nd – Glasgow ABC
23rd – Gateshead Sage
24th – Sheffield The Plug