Will Madonna Join Pussy Riot Onstage in Brooklyn?

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We're hearing yes. Earlier this month it was announced that weirdos (Flaming Lips), jocks (Imagine Dragons), legends (Ms. Lauryn Hill), and the recently released from prison (Pussy Riot) will take the stage at Barclays Center on Feb. 5th for Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home concert. Then it was announced earlier this week that Pussy Riot would also be on hand. Now we're being told that Madonna will be making an appearance as well, possibly joining Pussy Riot on stage.

Of course, Madonna has long been a supporter of the group, shamelessly exploiting writing "Free Pussy RIot" on her arms and back all during her MDNA tour.

We'll keep you posted if anyone else is added or if this (very likely true) rumor turns out to be just that. Full original press release about the concert and a video of Madonna's impassioned Pussy Riot speech in Moscow after the jump.

See also: Six Arrests At Free Pussy Riot March Today



The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara, The Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat and Cake among confirmed acts

--Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, January 11--

BROOKLYN (January 8, 2013) -- Amnesty International's iconic Human Rights Concert series will hold a Bringing Human Rights Home concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday, February 5. The evening will include performances by Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara, The Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat, Cake and more.

Tickets for Bringing Human Rights Home go on sale Saturday, January 11 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the American Express® Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Monday, January 13 at noon (if still available). American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, January 9 at 10 a.m. through Friday, January 10 at 10 p.m.

Twenty-five years after its initial concert series, which featured U2, Sting, Lou Reed and others, Amnesty International is redeploying the concert-with a digital twist-to bring awareness about human rights to a new generation.

"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."

"Amnesty's past concerts have featured some of the greatest artists of our generation and have been catalysts for real, measurable change," said Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Grammy Award-nominated rock band Imagine Dragons. "It's an honor to perform as part of this event and continue the cause of championing human rights around the world."

Between 1986 and 1998, Amnesty International held 28 concerts around the world with over 1.25 million attendees. The most high-profile component of the concert series was the six-week, five-continent, 20-concert "Human Rights Now!" world tour in 1988 - headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Tracy Chapman and Youssou N'Dour. Those concerts directly helped triple the movement's worldwide membership and mobilize a generation of human rights activists.

The Bringing Human Rights Home concert is being produced by CBGB Productions, the live event and music production affiliate of CBGB & OMFUG.

More information on the upcoming concert can be found at amnestyusa.org/Feb5concert. Follow #AmnestyConcert for live updates.

Brooklyn Nets All Access season ticket buyers have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Barclays Center events before the general public. For more information, visit www.barclayscenter.com. To receive the latest updates and special pre-sale offers, become a Barclays Center Behind the Scenes newsletter recipient, and follow @BarclaysCenter on Twitter and Facebook.

As with all events at Barclays Center, arena staff will work closely with the MTA to coordinate mass transit to and from the arena and with the NYPD and other City agencies to ensure safety and security procedures are strictly followed and enforced.

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