The 24th annual Tibet House benefit took place at Carnegie Hall last night. As reported previously, it was a night of collaborations. New Order's set began with Manchester poet Mike Garry, who paid tribute to Factory Records great Tony Wilson -- Garry recited his poem "St. Anthony" backed by New Order's orchestral interpretation of "Your Silent Face." Iggy Pop then joined New Order on stage and sang along with Bernard Sumner on Joy Division classics "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and "Transmission," as well as New Order's Lost Sirens track "California Grass."
Iggy Pop later played his own set backed by Patti Smith's band (drummer Jay Dee Daughtery had earlier performed with New Order, as Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert were not in attendance). Smith herself paid tribute to Lou Reed during her set with an exquisite cover of "Perfect Day," which she dedicated to Reed's wife Laurie Anderson. Smith ended her set with an encore performance of "People Have The Power" featuring Iggy and New Order. Check out some video from last night's show below:
Published on March 12th, 2014 @ 7:25 AM