23rd Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert

Thursday, February 21, 2013

New York, NY

Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave.

The 23rd annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert will be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City, featuring an eclectic line-up of Jim James, tUnE-yArDs, Rahzel, Patti Smith and her band, Philip Glass, Ariel Pink and Tenzin Choegyal. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks. Glass will be the artistic director and curator for the evening.

Tickets for the show are on sale now and can be purchased via www.carnegiehall.org, through Carnegie Charge by calling (212) 247-7800 or in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue).

Special packages that include tickets to the concert and dinner reception with the performers can only be purchased through the Tibet House US at (212) 807-0563 via www.tibethouse.us. Proceeds from ticket sales go to support the work of the Tibet House US as well as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation and the Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey.

For 22 years, this one-of-a-kind concert has assembled some of the biggest names in music and offers a mix of unique musical collaborations and solo performances. Past benefit concerts have featured talent such as Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Moby, Sigur Ros, Bright Eyes, R.E.M., The National, Natalie Merchant, Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright, Vampire Weekend, Emmylou Harris, Ray Davies, Damien Rice, James, The Roots, among many others.

Tibet House US is 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, whatever the political destiny of the six million people of Tibet may be. This is Tibet House US' 25th year serving the public on behalf of the Tibetan people. They are grateful for the support over the years and hope that everyone will continue to help them stand up for the dignity and the distinctive contributions that the Tibetan people make to the world.