By Courtney E. Smith
Tonight (February 5) in Brooklyn, Amnesty International’s Bring Human Rights Home concert is expected to bring many bodies into Barclays Center. The eclectic bill will feature performances from Imagine Dragons, Lauryn Hill, The Fray, Colbie Caillat, Tegan & Sara, Blondie, the Flaming Lips, Cake, Yoko Ono and the Cold War Kids — with a special address from Pussy Riot, who will be introduced by their longtime champion Madonna and additional appearances from Sting, Peter Gabriel and Bob Geldof.
The organization, whose activist work for human rights worldwide has earned them a Nobel Peace Prize, was known for some time for its high profile concert events to bring attention to a variety of causes, abuses and investigations.
This will be the first Amnesty International show since 1998.
Radio.com spoke to Imagine Dragons and The Fray in advance of the event to find out how their involvement in tonight’s show came about and what the cause of human rights means to them as artists.