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Human Rights Concert Hits Barclays in February

Tickets go on sale Jan. 11.

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.

Lucy January 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Ha Ha. How ironic that eminent domain abuser site has a concert for human rights. Bruce Ratner must be laughing at how he abused the whole community and now his Barclays Center helps out human rights organization.
barbara_skinner January 11, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Perhaps with the new Mayor being from Brooklyn, some of our most deteriorated, dirty and horriibly maintained subway stops such as a few on the A. G lines, I.e., the Hoyt Schmerhorn stop which has been revolting for my entire life, might get some very badly needed attention??? With new lines being addressed such as Second Ave in Manhattan, can we not first fix what we already have built? As usual, Brooklyn is forgotten and grossly neglected.

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