Bernard Sumner and a pair of his New Order bandmates — specifically the two who weren’t also in Joy Division — performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Tuesday night as part of the 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert, where they were joined onstage by Iggy Pop to perform Joy Division classics “Transmission” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”
The ad hoc super group also performed, apparently for the first time ever, “Californian Grass,” one of the Waiting For the Sirens Call leftovers that New Order released last year on Lost Sirens.
The show, which raised money for the nonprofit group that works to preserve Tibetan culture, also featured performances by Patti Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Philip Glass and members of The National. According to the Associated Press, Smith paid tribute to Lou Reed by opening with “Perfect Day.” She later performed “People Have the Power” with Iggy, Sumner and others.
Video’s still coming in from tonight’s show, but, below, you can see some clips of the Joy Division performances. We’ll update it as better and more complete footage surfaces.
UPDATE: We’ve added some video from According2g.com Presents… of the Iggy Pop/New Order performances, as well as a clip of Iggy’s own set and Patti Smith covering Lou Reed.
Iggy Pop and New Order, “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Iggy Pop and New Order, “Californian Grass”
Iggy Pop and New Order, “Transmission”
Iggy Pop, “Nightclubbing”
Patti Smith, “Perfect Day”