At the 24th annual Benefit Concert for Tibet House in the Stern Auditorium, it was truly an exciting night with concertgoers enjoying a set from Iggy Pop.
According to Associated Press, there were fans jumping out of their seats, some racing to the stage, and some yelling excitedly, as Pop was joined by members of New Order. As the two acts performed songs “Transmission” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, fans enthusiastically got out of their seats and rushed closer to the stage, as they were excited with Pop’s wild dancing, as well as performance of songs “Sister Midnight” and “Nightclubbing”.
Along with Pop and New Order, the show also included Patti Smith, who closed with a tribute to the late Lou Reed on the song “Perfect Day”. In a performance of “People Have the Power”, she was joined by New Order, Pop, and the group the National.
Other performers include alternative musicians Robert Rudolph and Sufjan Stevens, and Tibetan folk singer Techung. The Tibet House is a New York-based nonprofit organization, specialized in helping to preserve Tibetan culture, founded by professor Robert Thurman, actor Richard Gere, and composer Phillip Glass, who performed on piano with several artists. Ticket prices for the show ranged from $35 to $200.