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Madonna at MSG in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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As discussed, members of Pussy Riot will be appearing in Brooklyn for the upcoming Amnesty International Human Rights Concert happening on February 5 at Barclays Center, which also features The Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, Cold War Kids, Cake, and others.

Since we last spoke, it's been announced that Madonna, who just performed at the Grammys, will introduce the members at the concert. She said in a statement:

I am honored to introduce my fellow freedom fighters Masha and Nadya from Pussy Riot. I have admired their courage and have long supported their commitment and the sacrifices they have made in the name of freedom of expression and human rights.
Tickets are still available.

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Comments (44)

L U L Z, of course she is.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 2:11 PM

They keep adding to the lineup, yet they cannot give these tickets away...

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 2:13 PM

"my fellow freedom fighters"

WTF, the Pussy Riot members went to jail for their beliefs. How the fuck is Madonna a "fellow freedom fighter" to them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 2:19 PM

^ Ahem, they went to jail because they broke the law. They deserved more time than what they got.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 2:24 PM

^ hello mr cop.

Posted by Bob Dylan | January 29, 2014 2:25 PM

Pussy riot are a joke. They have been plenty of people who have been jailed for their beliefs, what makes these whiney girls any better. They are protesting a government that is moving russia in a more progressive positive way that has been historically notorious for terrible human rights issues. Why don't they spend their efforts in protesting their fellow compatriots culture of extreme racism, rather than protesting Putin who has been the best president russia has seen in a very long time.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 2:28 PM

Are we seriously going to be hearing about pussy riot for the rest of our lives? Terrible "band," pedestrian/childish protest and way over-hyped story. Just go away.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 2:31 PM

@2:19 - because she made up her mind and she's keeping her baby.

Also, she got that black religious icon that came to life out of jail in that one video that was also Pepsi commercial.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 2:32 PM

Madonna wore a grill at the Grammy Awards. She's obviously fighting for the freedom to be a complete fucking minstrel-show douchebag wanna-be ghetto cunt.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 2:50 PM

is the guy who nailed his sack to the road going to be opening?

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 2:52 PM

Holy hatred central. You folks are nuts!

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 3:02 PM

Is that why they discounted tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 3:04 PM

Still floor tickets available. No one cares at all, it's kinda funny.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 3:12 PM

raising cane!

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 3:17 PM

attention whore, among other descriptive qualifiers

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 3:22 PM

Do you think Wayne Coyne will lecture on end instead of play? I do.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 3:38 PM

Thanks Barclays Bank!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 4:40 PM

i heard the guy that lights his penis on fire and plays the piano with it is one of the opening acts.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 4:46 PM

***BEST COMMENT*** Ugh, this is so passe! THROW 'EM BACK IN PRISON!

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 5:18 PM

Does Pussy Riot actually make music? I wanna be more informed so when I pretend to be a fan at UCB people will let me into Asscat.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 6:20 PM

this show needs a headliner

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 6:21 PM

How come Neutral Milk Hotel isn't playing at this?

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 6:23 PM

Who are the Modern Weepers?

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 6:23 PM

Pussy Riot are famous because they pretty white girls. They don't even make music! They wear funny colored hats!!

Posted by PUTIN. | January 29, 2014 6:52 PM

5:18 is trying too hard

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 6:56 PM

^ I lol'd.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 7:33 PM

^ you're a retard

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 8:43 PM

thespindoctors

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 9:07 PM

the iLol'd

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 10:15 PM

Add ipods

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 11:17 PM

Madonna has been known to prowl the streets of Brooklyn and New Jersey in a limousine with some female friends, seeking out random Latinos to have orgies with. I am sure that she will invite these Russian females for a night out on the town. I have never had the pleasure myself, but at least seven different Latinos have told me that they were picked up by Madonna and at least one other female, and every one of those seven said that they could not believe what Madonna was capable of doing for a random Latino.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 11:27 PM

eets true, eets true senor

Posted by random latino | January 29, 2014 11:54 PM

yeah sure! she just loves 5'1" little mexican men.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:43 AM

As for Pussy Riot, they will just stand there and look stupid seeing as they no real talent to speak of except barging in and disrupting religious ceremonies. Sure they didn't deserve such harsh sentences but why did they do what they did to begin with in a country that is know to lock people up for such crimes? Freedom Fighters? Am I missing something? Freedom to pull dumb disrespectful stunts? Once again, Madonna looks like a fool!

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 2:48 AM

Old slug knows the political power of her pussy. 3rd world peoples watch out that grill across your genitals will hurt a great deal.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 3:01 AM

The only thing Pussy Riot fought against was some elderly citizen's freedom of religion. I may disagree with Christians, Muslims Jews, whatever—but I won't go insulting and mocking elderly believers in their church. What Pussy Riot did would be considered a hate crime by many.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 3:03 AM

I wonder how would Madonna feel if Pussy Riot had barged into one of her Kabbalah Centres and tried to put on one of their "performances"?

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 6:31 AM

Probably inquisitive. She would probably gaze at them with an inquisitive eye. Hence the tarmac.

Posted by pillowpenetrator457 | January 30, 2014 6:39 AM

3:03

Fuck houses of worship. Just another form of enslavement.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 8:01 AM

she would take them for a limousine ride to pick up random Latinos and then they all join in an orgy that would blow your mind

Posted by attn: 6:31 AM 1/30/2014 | January 30, 2014 8:42 AM

Still needing help selling tickets? Easy. Speedy Ortiz. BOOM. Game over.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 10:54 AM

I see the tie-in: Pussy Riot is as big as they will ever be and Madonna has a big pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 11:43 AM

1054 ok, who is Speedy Ortiz?

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 2:48 PM

where were your seats?

Posted by Dupre | February 18, 2014 3:25 AM

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