David Byrne Announces Here Lies Love Benefit For Philippines

On November 25 David Byrne and the original cast of Here Lies Love will present a one-time-only special benefit concert at Terminal 5 in New York City to raise funds for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Earlier this month the massive storm wreaked devastation across the Philippines, a country that serves as the setting for Byrne and Fatboy Slim's 2010 concept album Here Lies Love that was turned into a musical.

“The show is about the resiliency of the Philippine people­—it couldn’t be more timely,” said Byrne in a statement announcing the show. “Upon hearing about this tragedy the cast contacted me about doing a show to raise money for relief efforts. Most of our cast is Filipino, and all of us feel the same way. It’s personal for all of us. We all dropped whatever we were doing and this concert version of the show will happen on November 25 at Terminal 5 here in New York.”

“The tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan that has engulfed the Philippines has been heartrending for all of us,” said Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis in the same statement. “Here Lies Love made us feel a deep connection to the Philippine people, and to Tacloban specifically. Now we have a chance to make that connection matter. We hope this concert will raise money, raise awareness, and provide support for those who have lost so much.”

Tickets for the show are available now via Ticketmaster.

[Published on: 11/18/13]

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