Flaming Lips & Lauryn Hill to Play Amnesty International Concert
Amnesty International Tour
Amnesty International has just announced plans to hold its first Human Rights concert since 1998, dubbed “Bringing Human Rights Home”. The venue? The home-of-the-Nets, brand new-ish, Jay-Z-facilitated Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Taking place on February 5, the concert will offer a wide range of artists from Imagine Dragons and Cold War Kids to Flaming Lips and Lauryn Hill up on the main stage. Other acts for the concert include Tegan and Sara, Cake, the Fray, Colbie Caillat, and more, with we’re sure many, many, more acts and special guests to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for this show are on sale now, so scoop some up and feel good for doing good.
The first Human Rights concert from Amnesty International was held in 1986 with U2, Sting, Peter Gabriel, the late Lou Reed, and more playing six shows to benefit the charity. Two years later, in 1988, a 20-date world tour was organized. “Human Rights Now!” brought Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Tracy Chapman, Sting, and many other artists through 15 different countries, with the Buenos Aires finale broadcast on HBO. Further concerts were held in 1990 and 1998. In all, the shows brought in over 1.25 million attendees and tripled the organization’s membership.
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Amnesty International Concert 1986 – Peter Gabriel
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