The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer told The Guardian she would do an improv piece at the Aldeburgh Festival based on the W.G. Sebald poem "After Nature" and do a benefit for the down-and-out at St. Giles Church.
The newspaper said Saturday Smith has been working increasingly with her two children. Her son is a guitar player married to Meg White of the White Stripes. Her daughter, a composer, is taking part in a couple of the shows on the current tour.
Her new album, she said, will be wrapped up next month and was inspired in part by St. Francis of Assisi, a visit to poet Dylan Thomas' home and "The Master and Margarita," an acclaimed anti-Soviet novel written in the 1930s by Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov.