The artist joins the ranks of Nelson Mandela and U2

Peter Gabriel will be given the title of Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience (AOC) next Thursday (September 10) at a ceremony at London’s Hard Rock Cafe.

The award, now in it’s sixth year has previously been held by Nelson Mandela and U2 – and the band’s guitarist The Edge will present Gabriel with his honour at the Hard Rock Cafe next week.

The AOC award “recognises exceptional individual leadership in the fight to protect and promote human rights” and is being given to Gabriel for his ongoing campaigning for human rights worldwide, which started with Amnesty’s Conspiracy of Hope Tour in 1986.

The award ceremony will also launch the Small Places Tour a series of concerts and events to mark Amnesty’s 60th year which will run from September 10 to December 10, the date of the organisation’s actual anniversary.

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