David Bowie (pronounced "Bauie" according to teeny-bopper punk rocker Avril Lavigne) and The Kinks' Ray Davis are both confirmed to perform, as they did last year, at the Tibet House Benefit Concert. The event will be held at New York's Carnegie Hall and will take place on February 28, with Tibet House VP and composer Philip Glass manning the helm. Other confirmed acts include Rufus Wainwright, Angelique Kidjo, and the Drepung Gomang Monks. More artists are expected to be added as the concert date nears. A-list celebs Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke are even taking part in the festivities as this year's event, where they will be Honorary Chairpersons.
According to Billboard, "Tibet House is dedicated to the proposition that the wisdom and arts of all human civilizations vitally enrich the emerging global culture and its many cultural and educational programs. The organization's primary goal is to preserve and restore Tibet's unique cultural and spiritual heritage."
Ticket prices for the Tibet House Benefit Concert range from $25 to $108 and are available through Carnegie Charge (212.247.7800) or at the Carnegie Hall Box Office.