Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips to Play Amnesty International Benefit Show
Following a successful 1986-1998 run, the event returns Feb. 5 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center
The worldwide human rights organization Amnesty International has announced an arena-sized benefit show to raise money and awareness for its cause next month.
Set for Feb. 5 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the Bringing Human Rights Home concert will feature Imagine Dragons, the Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, the Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat, and Cake, with more to be announced.
"Amnesty's past concerts have featured some of the greatest artists of our generation and have been catalysts for real, measurable change," says Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds via Amnesty International's official US site. "It’s an honor to perform as part of this event and continue the cause of championing human rights around the world."
Says Amnesty International USA's Steven W. Hawkins via press release: "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."
Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Jan. 11.
The Human Rights Concerts were originally a series of shows that ran between 1986 and 1998, featuring the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Joan Baez, and many others.