Amnesty International's Human Rights Concert series will hold a 'Bringing Human Rights Home' concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 5.
Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara, The Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat and Cake are among the performers confirmed for the concert.
Amnesty International is bringing back the concert – with a digital twist – 25 years after its initial concert series which featured U2, Sting, Lou Reed and others to bring awareness about human rights to a new generation.
Tickets go on sale Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the box office Jan. 13 at noon.
“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," Executive Director for Amnesty International USA Steven W. Hawkins said in a release. "We’re bringing back the concerts to show a new generation of activists how to stand up for justice at home and abroad."
Between 1986 and 1998, Amnesty International held 28 concerts around the world with over 1.25 million in attendance. The 'Bringing Human Rights Home' concert is being produced by CBGB Productions, the live event and music production affiliate of CBGB & OMFUG.
More information on upcoming concert can be found at amnestyusa.org/Feb5concert.