Watch Laurie Anderson Perform for Dogs on 'The Late Show'

Laurie Anderson Dogs Colbert 2016
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Laurie Anderson performs a special song for dogs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Experimental artist and filmmaker Laurie Anderson appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to talk a little bit about her film Heart of a Dog and treat the audience to a special performance. 

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Just how special was this performance? We'll let Anderson explain. “I started out doing it because I was giving a speech and I was backstage and the green room was super boring and I was wearing that motorboard thing, it’s supposed to be a commencement speech, and I was feeling really guilty because I was supposed to tell all of these artists, ‘Don’t worry about your student loan, you’re gonna wipe that out right away,’” she tells Colbert. “And the cellist Yo-Yo Ma was there and I was saying, ‘I have this fantasy when I’m doing a concert and the whole audience is dogs.’ And he said, ‘I have that fantasy too.’”

For her Late Show performance, there are actual dogs in the audience. Anderson previously had performed a few shows for dogs -- one of the more recent shows being in Times Square in January. 

Anderson’s film Heart of a Dog airs April 25 on HBO. 

Laurie Anderson Playing Concert for Dogs in Times Square

Watch the clip below:


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