A benefit concert can be tricky business. There’s a necessity to show earnestness when addressing the cause it benefits while an expectation for a fully-stocked and exciting line-up of performances and surprises exists. It can go horribly wrong or it can be an illuminating, moving and exciting night worthy of the cause it supports and the money shelled out by patrons to benefit said cause. At Carnegie Hall last night, where the 24th Annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert took place, the evening quite certainly felt like the latter. Keep reading: Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, New Order + More – Carnegie Hall – 3/11/14.
Photos by Loren Wohl for the Village Voice.