Phoebe Bridgers, Annie Lennox Play for 2021 Tibet House Benefit

The 34th annual benefit concert celebrating the Tibetan New Year went virtual this year, thanks to streaming platform Mandolin. Hosted by Artistic Director Philip Glass, there were performances by Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Annie Lennox, Cage The Elephant, Phoebe Bridgers, The Flaming Lips, Brittany Howard, Valerie June, Angélique Kidjo, Laurie Anderson, Chocolate Genius Inc. , Tessa Thompson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith, Saori Tsukada, Rubin Kodheli, Drepung Gomang Monks, and more. These artists invited fans worldwide into their studios and living rooms and sacred spaces. It was an evening of meditation, poetry, music and meaning. Let's recap some of the evening's highlights.
The show opened with Iggy Pop's sobering performance of the Dylan Thomas Poem, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"
The first musical performance of the night was from avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson, who performed "Songs from Bardo."
Jesse Paris Smith, daughter of iconic punk poet Patti Smith, laid out a solo acoustic version of "Monster" and Black Pumas performed "Colors" a song some commenters were mentioning they were first introduced to at the presidential inauguration event Celebrating America.
Wayne Coyne then presented "Flowers of Neptune" a segment recorded at Flaming Lips recent bubble show. Watch:
Angelique Kidjo performed two Talking Heads covers, "Crosseyed and Painless" and "Once in a Lifetime" before Brittany Howard, decked out in a red suit, belted out "Stay High."
Annie Lennox took to the piano to play a short thematic set, "You Placed a Chill in my Heart" and "Cold" and one of the Eurythmics' most popular songs, "Here Comes the Rain Again."
Annie Lennox setlist
Cage the Elephant gave us "Skin and Bones" and "Ain't No Rest For The Wicked."
Phoebe Bridgers' two-song set ("Kyoto" and "Moon Song") was astonishingly beautiful, made more so by her special guest collaborators. Bridgers also noted that last year's Tibet House benefit was one of the last in-person concerts she got to play in person, pre-quarantine.
Eddie Vedder, who apologized for microphone quality, punched out Pearl Jam's "Can't Keep" on ukulele.
Patti Smith and her daughter were the program's finale. See that setlist:
Patti Smith setlist
Check out all of the setlists from Tibet House performers here.
For more about how to donate to Tibet House US, visit their official website.

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Last updated: 8 Mar 2021, 15:40 Etc/UTC