Bringing Human Rights To Barclays Center

Amnesty International will spotlight human rights in the U.S. with a little help from artists including Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill and Tegan and Sara, who’ve signed on to take the stage at the upcoming Bringing Human Rights Home concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Hard Rock Cafe, Baltimore, Md.

The Feb. 5 concert, which will also include The Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat and Cake, marks the 25-year anniversary of Amnesty International’s original concert series that featured U2, Sting, Lou Reed and others.

This time around, the show is getting an update for the modern age with a digital twist featuring commentary and streaming to audiences around the world.

“The fight for global human rights begins at home,” Amnesty International USA Executive Director Steven Hawkins said. “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.

“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.”

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Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif.

Tickets for Bringing Rights Home go on sale Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. A presale for American Express card members is running through Jan. 10 at 10 p.m and tickets will also be available at the American Express box office at Barclays Center beginning Jan. 13 at noon (if still available).

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