Pussy Riot Is Coming To Brooklyn

Pussy Riot

Tomorrow marks one month since Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, the last two imprisoned members of Pussy Riot, were given amnesty and released from jail. Now, Gothamist is reporting that the group will make a very special appearance at the Amnesty International concert at Barclays Center on February 5.

Pussy Riot will take the stage alongside performers like Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara and The Flaming Lips and we imagine Bono will be involved as well.

“We are happy to support Amnesty International’s work on behalf of human rights and political prisoners,” the group said in an official statement. “We will never forget what it’s like to be in prison after a political conviction. We have vowed to continue helping those who remain behind bars.”

There’s still no news whether Yekaterina Samutsevich, the Pussy Riot member who was granted early release, will make an appearance, but Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina plan to make a speech on their 21-month imprisonment. Since their release, the duo have toured prisons in France and The Netherlands, visited Singapore for an arts awards ceremony and continue to openly criticize President Vladimir Putin.

“Our president is a KGB officer and the objects he creates are objects that fall under super control and super security,” Alyokhina said on the possibility of political protests at next month’s Sochi Olympics in a recent interview. “So if someone wants to plan something, they better start right now because they would need some serious preparation for that.”

Tickets for the concert are now on sale and can be purchased here.

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