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Tibet House Us Announces Complete Benefit Concert Lineup

02/18/2010
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Tibet House US is proud to announce the complete line up of the 20th Annual Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall. This year's esteemed line up, guided by artistic director Philip Glass, includes Iggy Pop, Patti Smith with Jesse Smith, Regina Spektor, Gogol Bordello, Pierce Turner, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew and Tenzin Kunsel. The concert will take place on Friday, February 26th and tickets are still available via the Carnegie Hall Box Office.

For twenty years at the famed Carnegie Hall venue in NYC, the annual benefit concert has assembled some of the biggest names in music and offers audiences a mix of unprecedented musical collaborations and solo offerings.

Past unforgettable concerts have featured such talents as David Bowie, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Moby, Sigur Ros, Bright Eyes, R.E.M., The National, Natalie Merchant, Rufus Wainwright, Vampire Weekend, Emmylou Harris, Live, Ray Davies and Damien Rice, among many others.

The Tibet House US Benefit Concert commemorates the Monlam Prayer Festival traditionally held at the time of the Tibetan New Year. The festival drew vast numbers of monks, citizens and pilgrims from all over the country who gathered to pray for world peace and prosperity. Tibet House US is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 at the behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama that serves as a center for the preservation and presentation of the endangered Tibetan culture.

Carnegie Hall is located at 881 Seventh Avenue (at 57th Street). Concert tickets are $35 to $85 and can be purchased by calling Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800 or in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue). Tickets to the concert and a fundraising reception with the event's Honorary Chairpersons Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard and artists (following the performance) are available through Tibet House US. Please note: Concert only tickets are not available through Tibet House US. For more information or to reserve tickets for the concert and reception call Tibet House US Monday- Friday, 10 A.M.- 5 P.M. at 212.807.0563 or visit http://www.tibethouse.org

Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew
Gogol Bordello
Iggy Pop
Patti Smith with Jesse Smith
Philip Glass
Pierce Turner
Regina Spektor
Tenzin Kunsel

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