Tegan and Sara have announced that they will play Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home Concert.
The Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Cold War Kids and more will also take the stage of the Barclays Centre next month.
The Quin twins wrote on their Twitter,
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) January 8, 2014
Explaining the purpose of the concert, Steven W. Hawkins of Amnesty USA said, “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,” he added.
Amnesty has been hosting these concerts for over 25 years. Since the 80s, music icons like Lou Reed, Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen and U2 and have performed.
Watch Tegan and Sara’s ‘Closer’ below.
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