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Imagine Dragons, Lauryn Hill to perform at Amnesty International concert

Published on Jan 9, 2014 6:14 AM
 
Singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California on Nov 24, 2013. American alternative rock group Imagine Dragons, hip hop artist Lauryn Hill and rock band The Fray will headline an Amnesty International concert next month in New York, the human rights group said on Wednesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - American alternative rock group Imagine Dragons, hip hop artist Lauryn Hill and rock band The Fray will headline an Amnesty International concert next month in New York, the human rights group said on Wednesday.

The Bringing Human Rights Home concert on Feb 5 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will resume a global concert series that Amnesty International began 25 years ago, featuring rock greats such as U2, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Lou Reed.

"We're bringing back the concerts to show a new generation of activists how to stand up for justice at home and abroad," Mr Steven W. Hawkins, the executive director of Amnesty International United States (USA), said in a statement.

Pop singer Colbie Caillat, rock band The Flaming Lips, indie group Cold War Kids and others will also appear at the concert that the Nobel Peace Prize-winning group said will include a digital twist, live commentary and streaming to audiences around the world.

 
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