Longtime Amnesty International supporter Roger Waters will make history with his upcoming The Wall tour finale. Set for July 21st at QuébecCity’s famed Plaines d’Abraham, the momentous production will see the construction of Waters’ biggest wall to date – over 800 feet across, with a groundbreaking surround-sound system, as well as additional lighting and pyrotechnics. What’s more, the epic event will utilize innovative Intellitix RFID technology to promote Amnesty International with what is expected to become a viral online campaign of consciousness.
Artists from all corners of the globe will be on hand for Electric Burma: A Concert for Aung San Suu Kyi, slated for Monday, June 18th at Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The extraordinary event is a celebration of Nobel Peace Prize recipient and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi.
“Toast To Freedom,” the new and exclusive commemorative song celebrating the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International, is quickly proving an organic worldwide phenomenon, with diverse artists from all over the globe creating their own unique interpretations. Dedicated to human rights activism around the world, and performed by more than 50 extraordinary artists, “Toast To Freedom” is available now from online retailers worldwide by clicking here. All net proceeds benefit Amnesty International.
Amnesty International is preparing to release Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International. The 4-disc collection – set for release on January 24, 2012, in North America and January 30 internationally – contains 76 newly recorded Bob Dylan songs by more than 80 artists. Chimes of Freedom can be pre-ordered here.
A special two-disc version of Chimes of Freedom will be available at Starbucks beginning January 24, while supplies last. This special edition, curated by Starbucks, will feature a total of 31 tracks.