25th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall

Performances by The Flaming Lips, Philip Glass & Laurie Anderson and More

The Flaming Lips, Philip Glass & Laurie Anderson

To Perform at the 25th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert

March 5, 2015 at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Along with Ashley MacIsaac and Tenzin Choegyal


(Photo Credit: Tracy Ketcher)

Praise for the 2014 Tibet House US Benefit Concert

“…concert attendees rushing toward the stage looked as if they might tear the building apart.” – New York Times

“…an evening of unexpected collaborations…” – Wall Street Journal

“Fans jumped high in their seats…Carnegie Hall is a seated venue but music lovers were eager and lost in the music…” - Associated Press

“For a few glorious moments, New York's Carnegie Hall devolved into a scene straight out of a CBGB fever dream…many in the crowd could no longer take it, storming to the front of the stage and going completely apeshit. It was the kind of scene only possible at the Tibet House benefit…” - Rolling Stone

(New York, NY – January 7, 2015) – There are a select few cultural events that stand the test of time in the ever-changing Big Apple, and the annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert is one of them. Celebrating its Silver Anniversary this year, the concert will be held on March 5, 2015, at NYC’s iconic Carnegie Hall.

The line-up for the 25th Annual concert is once again curated by esteemed American composer and artistic director Philip Glass and will include Grammy© Award-winning psychedelic alt-rock band The Flaming Lips, renowned musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson, celebrated Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, and internationally acclaimed, double-platinum selling Canadian roots musician Ashley MacIsaac. Additional artists will be announced soon. Chuck Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman and Arden Wohl are Honorary Chairpersons for the evening.

For the past quarter century, this one-of-a-kind concert has assembled some of the biggest names in music and often dazzles concertgoers with its mix of unique musical collaborations and solo performances. Last year’s incredible event garnered rave reviews from the likes of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Rolling Stone, Spin, Vogue, W, Huffington Post, NME, Consequence of Sound and many more.

Tickets for the concert are on sale now ($35-$200) – PRESS HERE to purchase, or call Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800, or visit the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue).

PRESS HERE to purchase special gala packages starting at $500 that include tickets to the concert and an elegant dinner reception with the performers which quickly becomes a who’s who of New York City society. These packages can also be purchased by calling the Tibet House US at 212.807.0563. Proceeds from ticket sales go to support the work of the Tibet House US. For more information please visit www.tibethouse.us.

Past benefit concerts have featured world-class artists such as Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman of New Order, David Bowie, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Sigur Ros, Bright Eyes, R.E.M., The National, Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright, Vampire Weekend, Emmylou Harris, Ray Davies, Jim James, and 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. This is Tibet House US’ 27th 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.