The Flaming Lips, Cold War Kids, Tegan & Sara, Cake are More Set for Amnesty International Human Rights Concert
The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Tegan and Sara, and Ms. Lauryn Hill are among the acts slated to appear at an upcoming Amnesty International Mew Human Rights Concert. The benefit show will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s Barclay’s Center on Wednesday, February 5. Other confirmed acts include: The Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat and Cake.
Tickets for Bringing Human Rights Home go on sale Saturday, January 11 at 10 a.m. Tickets will also be available at the American Express® Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Monday, January 13 at noon (if still available). American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, January 9 at 10 a.m. through Friday, January 10 at 10 p.m.
Between 1986 and 1998, Amnesty International held 28 concerts around the world with over 1.25 million attendees. The most high-profile component of the concert series was the six-week, five-continent, 20-concert “Human Rights Now!” world tour in 1988, headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Tracy Chapman and Youssou N’Dour. The upcoming show will take place twenty-five years after its initial concert series, which featured U2, Sting, Lou Reed and others.
“The fight for global human rights begins at home,” said Steven W. Hawkins, Executive Director for Amnesty International USA. “This concert is part of an evolving conversation about human rights that grounds the universal struggle for dignity and freedom in the injustices we see every day in our own backyard in the United States. We’re bringing back the concerts to show a new generation of activists how to stand up for justice at home and abroad–whether it is fighting for the right to voice dissent peacefully on social networks or in the streets, protecting the rights of women and girls, or standing in solidarity with individuals persecuted for who they are or what they believe.”
The Bringing Human Rights Home concert is being produced by CBGB Productions, the live event and music production affiliate of CBGB & OMFUG.