The Rolling Stones Are Playing a Historic Free Concert In Cuba
They’re going to heat up Havana.
The Stones will play Havana’s Ciudad Deportiva three days after President Obama visits Havana to meet with Cuban president Raul Castro, in the latest sign of a warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) March 1, 2016
The Stones gig is expected to draw massive crowds to an island where the government once cracked down on citizens who listened to rock music, which was seen as a tool for capitalism.
The band said in a statement that “we have performed in many special places during our long career but this show in Havana is going to be a landmark event for us, and, we hope, for all our friends in Cuba too.”