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Iggy Pop, Patti Smith Tapped for Tibet House US Benefit Concert

30th anniversary bash also features Laurie Anderson, Bernard Sumner and will double as 80th birthday celebration for Philip Glass

Iggy Pop, Patti Smith Tapped for Tibet House Benefit Concert

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Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and her Band and Laurie Anderson will perform at the Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating Philip Glass’s 80th Birthday on March 16th at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

The show will double as a celebration of the avant garde composer’s birthday, with Glass again serving as the event’s artistic director. Glass picked this year’s lineup as well, which will also feature New Order‘s Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith, the electro-acoustic Scorchio Quartet and harpist Lavinia Meijer. Additional artists will be announced soon.

Tickets for the Tibet House Benefit Concert are on sale now via the Carnegie Hall website. Prices range from $35 to $200, with a special $500 gala package that includes concert tickets and admission to a dinner reception. The gala package can be purchased via the Tibet House US website.

Proceeds from the concert will support the work of Tibet House US, a non-profit founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama that works to educate and advocate people on behalf of Tibet.

Glass, Smith, Anderson, Pop and Sumner are all Tibet House US Benefit Concert veterans. The show, which hosted its 26th annual event in February, featured Pop and Glass alongside FKA Twigs, Sharon Jones, Gogol Bordello and more. Previous performers include David Bowie, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, the Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, Debbie Harry and the Roots.


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