MUSIC NEWS - Amnesty International has announced an exciting NYC with the support of Blondie, Peter Gabriel, Bob Geldof, Yoko Ono, Susan Sarandon and Sting. The February 5 Bringing Human Rights Home concert will be at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Blondie will perform, Geldof will perform and present, Sarandon will host, Yoko Ono will participate on stage and pre-taped video messages from Gabriel and Sting will be shown as they all pass the torch of human rights activism to a new generation of artist-activists.
Together, these six artists, who for several decades have lent their fame and talent to the cause of human rights, will join forces with a new generation represented by Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara, The Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat and Cake. Madonna will introduce Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, recently freed from prison in Russia for their participation in the Pussy Riot art collective, before they address the audience and thank the thousands of Amnesty supporters who helped free them through their online and in-person activism.