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Patti Smith to perform at the Orpheum in April

The Godmother of Punk will perform at the Orpheum Theatre in April.

Patti Smith performed in Utrecht in January. –PAUL BERGEN/AFP/Getty Images/File

The Godmother of Punk is coming to Boston.

Patti Smith, the legendary singer-songwriter and punk-rock poet, is scheduled to perform at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, April 26.

A fixture of New York’s burgeoning punk rock scene in the ’70s, Smith is best known for her debut album, “Horses,’’ and her hit single written by Bruce Springsteen, “Because the Night.’’