Radiohead, Alanis Morissette, Others To Play Amnesty Concert

Amnesty International has announced that Radiohead and Alanis Morissette will be among the artists performing in Paris December 10 at one of two concerts being staged to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The bill also includes Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, the Asian Dub Foundation and Kassav.

Amnesty organizers also announced that a second concert of similar stature will be staged in the United States that same week. It's widely speculated that the event will take place December 6 in California.

The human rights organization, which largely fights to free political prisoners, traditionally has the support of the music industry. The activists were the beneficiaries of one of the largest non-profit festival tours ever staged when U2 headlined AI's 1986 Conspiracy of Hope Tour in the U.S., a road show that also featured Gabriel, Sting, Lou Reed, Bryan Adams, The Neville Brothers and Joan Baez.

This year's Paris production, at

Bercy Stadium, will mark the culmination of a year-long drive to collect millions of signatures in support of the declaration via the Internet or through the efforts of a travelling caravan. The campaign kicked off December 10, 1997, with the members of U2 signing the document backstage at a concert stop in Vancouver, Canada.

Supporters wishing to sign up can do so at www.rights.amnesty.org.