Proceeds will support the cultural and educational efforts of Tibet House US
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy Tibet House US.
The 2017 benefit concert will take place on March 16th at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and her Band, Laurie Anderson, and New Order members Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman top the bill. Also performing will be Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith, Scorchio Quartet, Lavinia Meijer and more.
The punk icon has recorded five new tracks, all of which appear to be collaborations with other artists.
“I’ve made five recordings since then,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
“But they were all recordings not where I’m about, ‘Hey, I’ve got something to say!’ No, it was just, people called me up and said, ‘Do you want to do a vocal with me, about this, under this circumstance?’ More like guesting.”
He added: “I would prefer to do that for a while. You know, there are people I like. I like the people I’ve recorded with — I can’t tell you who they are! — very much.”
The punk icon, who is now 69, had hinted in June that he may never make another album.
“I will step back at some point,” he said on an episode of The Graham Norton Show. “Another album would be a big undertaking from an old git like me!”