New York, NY – January 26, 2021 – Tibet House US is excited to announce that The Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Jesse Paris Smith, Marc Anthony Thompson of Chocolate Genius, Inc. with Tessa Thompson and Saori Tsukada will join the eclectic line-up for the 34th Annual Tibet House US Virtual Benefit Concert. This year’s special virtual edition of one of the longest-running and most renowned live cultural events in New York City will combine live and pre-recorded segments streaming via Mandolin, the premiere concert livestream platform for artists, venues, and fans. For the first time ever, this year’s concert offers viewers around the world the unique opportunity to experience the warmth, sense of community and amazing music the evening has provided for so many years at Carnegie Hall. Joining esteemed composer and artistic director Philip Glass, who once again curated this year’s line-up, will also be previously announced performers: Eddie Vedder, Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard, Valerie June, Angélique Kidjo, Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal and Rubin Kodheli. We are also deeply honored to announce that the concert will begin with a personal video message from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
There are few events that stand the test of time, and for more than three decades this annual event has been a standout. For over 33 years, this consistently sold-out concert has assembled some of the most legendary and exciting names in music and art, dazzling concertgoers with its unique mix of surprises and mesmerizing performances.
Tickets for this year’s special virtual concert are on sale now ($25-$250). Also available now are unique sponsor level cyber-tables starting at $5,000. To purchase and for more information on packages, please PRESS HERE
All proceeds support the work of Tibet House US, a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy founded in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to ensure the survival of the unique Tibetan civilization.
Throughout its rich history, the one-of-a-kind Tibet House US Benefit Concert has had hundreds of world-class artists participate including Alabama Shakes, Patti Smith, Carly Simon, David Bowie, Stephen Colbert, Lou Reed, Sharon Jones, FKA twigs, The Roots, Jim James, The Flaming Lips, Vampire Weekend, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Blood Orange, Sigur Ros, R.E.M, Emmylou Harris, Jon Batiste, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jason Isbell and many, many more. The event has garnered praise from many, including New York Times, Rolling Stone, Hollywood Reporter, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, Billboard, Vogue and more.
Praise for the Tibet House US Benefit Concert
“…the audience was eager to dance, clap, whoop and sing along, and soon there was a rush of fans down the aisles. – New York Times
“…an evening of unexpected collaborations…” – Wall Street Journal
“…an amazing sight…” –Rolling Stone
“…beautifully curated sets…” –Billboard
“…extraordinary…Carnegie Hall felt like church…” – Entertainment Weekly
“…it’s a kaleidoscope of tender hearts and raw sound…” – Consequence of Sound
“…a refuge, both from life’s distractions and from musical expectations.” – The Guardian
About Tibet House US
Tibet House US is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy founded in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama working to promote and preserve Tibet’s unique cultural and spiritual heritage. Tibet House US serves to expose and share this unique civilization through innovative educational and cultural programs and events for the general public, providing inspiration for others to join the effort to protect these treasured arts, sciences, and ways of living. For more information please visit tibethouse.us.
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