Wednesday, August 23, 2006


In a rare public appearance, Kevin Shields is going to be taking to the stage with Patti Smith.

Shields does so few live performances writing about it feels a little like talking near a hedgehog, afraid that if you make too much noise he'll curl up or run away.

But: it's to be a live performance of The Coral Sea, the second half of a two-part evening of Patti Smith on the South Bank, September 12th. The first half is going to be mainly spoken word stuff from Smith, along with some new songs and special guests. Like a chat show, only not on the television and, we believe, without any Waggon Wheels, either.