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The Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, Cold War Kids and Cake are among the artists announced for the next Amnesty International Human Rights Concert, which takes place this year at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on February 5. The concert also features Colbie Caillat, Imagine Dragons, The Fray, and other special guests. Tickets go on sale Saturday (1/11) at 10 AM with an AmEx presale starting Thursday (1/9) at 10 AM and an Internet presale starting Friday (1/10) at 10 AM.

Some background on the Amnesty concerts, via press release:

Twenty-five years after its initial concert series, which featured U2, Sting, Lou Reed and others, Amnesty International is bringing back the concert - with a digital twist - to raise awareness about human rights to a new generation. The Amnesty International Bringing Human Rights Home concert will use technology to connect the music and message in real time from the stage of the Barclays Center to activists across the globe.

"The fight for global human rights begins at home," said Steven W. Hawkins, executive director for Amnesty International USA. "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."

Watch some recent Flaming Lips and Lauryn Hill videos below...

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Flaming Lips - "Race For The Prize" live in Troutdale, OR - 7/27/13

Lauryn Hill - "Ex-Factor" at Bowery Ballroom - 11/27/13

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Comments (19)

Embarrassing lineup

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 12:42 PM

No amnesty for the awful crowd these acts will attract

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 12:52 PM

is this the superbowl show at barclays

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 1:00 PM

who's headlining?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 1:05 PM

Does Lauren hill hate the gays as much as she does white people? If so Tegan & Sara are fucked. It might all kick off and she may "bun dem chi chi woman!"

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 1:06 PM

Lauryn Hill - "WE WANT HUMAN RIGHTS NOW! Except for white people."

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 1:07 PM

Not impressed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 1:10 PM

How Much?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 1:15 PM

It's on a Wednesday, so I guess each band is gonna get a short set? Or is it an all day thing and if you have a job well fuck you?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 2:30 PM

Who in the world still gives a fuck about the Flaming Lips and their gimmicky confetti bullshit?

Posted by Skippy | January 8, 2014 3:36 PM

^ ha ha ha ha hey Skippy, that keyboard you just typed on, well you want to pick that badboy up by the end with the number pad, turn it so it's pointing out from your chest, then smack yourself in the head with it as hard as you can. write back when you finish.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 4:11 PM

...And what percentage of ticket sales are going to help human rights campaigns?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 4:20 PM

^ hey hey hey hey ha Keyboard, that skippy you typed just on, well want to pick you that badboy up by the number pad with the end, point it so it's turning chest from your out, then head yourself in the smack can as hard as you with it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 6:33 PM

it's gonna suck when everyone's waiting between 11pm and 3am for lauryn hill to probably not show up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 7:03 PM

ITT: commenters implying that whites are human
NOBODY BELIEVES THAT

Posted by cleanse Mother Earth of the white bloodclot scourge | January 9, 2014 12:14 AM

loved it. She looks happy. Lauryn keep sing this time. Always speak ya mind cause thats what we want to hear. Just make it hot too. It has to resinate with my soul ya feel.

Posted by reggie | January 10, 2014 11:14 PM

Genius. A real artist regaining her birthright. Anyone that disparages her on here does not have the artistic acumen or possesses a below dull normal IQ to even begin to comprehend what they are watching and listening to. Auto tune and the modern main stream music flavors of the me generation have dulled your senses. As far as the ones commenting on Lauryn Hill's looks and style; she is more beautiful than ever and her style is wonderful. You have been infected by the idea that age in women brings weakness. Only in western culture is the idea that maturity is, somehow, a negative. It is most assuredly a strength. Your vapid comments speak more to what type of person you are and the value system you possess. Lauryn Hill a real artist, in the vain of what Plato talked about, rising in the time when people are clamoring for something more meaningful. Thank you L Boogie and welcome back!

Posted by Melania | October 31, 2014 7:46 PM

I love this song so much :)

Posted by ShireBaggins1233 | November 20, 2014 5:39 AM

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