The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Ms. Lauryn Hill & more perform for Amnesty International
Amnesty International are bringing back their Human Rights Concerts with a riot, a Pussy Riot that is. Once a common occurrence, Amnesty International staged 28 rock start-fueled shows between 1986 and 1998 featuring performers such as Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Lou Reed, and U2. Wanting to inspire a new generation and draw attention to their continued human rights efforts both in the US and abroad, Amnesty International have dusted off their old concert concept and signed up acts like Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara, The Fray, Blondie, and Cold War Kids to perform. Bob Geldof and Susan Sarandon are playing hosts and Peter Gabriel and Sting are also taking part in the proceedings. However, the evening's biggest highlight is likely the appearance of Pussy Riot band members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who were both recently released from prison in Russia. Madonna is even stopping in to introduce them. It expects to be a stirring evening of music and activism.
The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, The Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat, Cake, and more perform in support of Amnesty International. Members of Pussy Riot are also going to be in attendance.
Twenty-five years after its initial concert series, which featured U2, Sting, Lou Reed and others, Amnesty International is bringing back the concert – with a digital twist – to raise awareness about human rights to a new generation. The Amnesty International Bringing Human Rights Home concert will use technology to connect the music and message in real time from the stage of the Barclays Center to activists across the globe.