Joni Mitchell Fine Art Print
Jack Healey of Amnesty International sought out Bill Graham to produce a tour that would focus attention on the organization's worldwide efforts. The human rights group seeks to aid the plight of "prisoners of conscience," people imprisoned worldwide solely for their beliefs. Healey realized that with the help and advocacy of musicians such as U2, Peter Gabriel, Sting and others, Amnesty's message would have a far better chance of being heard and understood. Six concerts were performed across the country with the final event broadcast on MTV. One month after the tour, membership in Amnesty International in the United States had increased by 45,000 members.