The 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert will feature a typically star-studded and diverse lineup of musicians. Iggy Pop, Joe Walsh and New Order are all slated to perform at New York City's Carnegie Hall on March 11th. Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are serving as Honorary Chairpersons for the show.
Last year's benefit concert featured musicians Patti Smith, Tenzin Choegyal, Tune-Yards, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Ariel Pink and Rahzel, as well as This American Life host Ira Glass. "When you get to the point where people are lighting themselves on fire just to protest, it seems like it's a very horrible place to live," Tune-Yards bassist Nate Brenner told Rolling Stone last year. "We just wanted to do what we could to raise awareness of it."
Proceeds from the evening benefit the Tibet House U.S., which is a nonprofit educational institution that is dedicated to preserving the Tibetan civilization with a cultural center, gallery and library. It was founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama.
Tickets for the concert are on sale now.