Tibet House US is thrilled to announce that The Flaming Lips and Taj Mahal have joined the bill of their 21st Annual Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall on March 3rd, 2011. The Flaming Lips and Taj Mahal will join an esteemed line-up of artists curated by artistic director Philip Glass. The bill to date includes Michael Stipe, The Roots, Patti Smith with Jesse Smith and Michael Campbell, Angelique Kidjo and James McCartney.
For twenty one years, this consistently sold-out concert has assembled some of the biggest names in music and offers audiences a mix of unprecedented musical collaborations and solo offerings. Past benefit concerts have included 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 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 $33 to $89 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). 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 www.tibethouse.us