The Rolling Stones Are Playing a Historic Free Concert In Cuba
They’re going to heat up Havana.
The Rolling Stones are playing a free concert in Havana, Cuba on March 25, making the legendary rockers the biggest act to play the island since its 1959 revolution.
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 announce free concert in Cuba! #StonesCuba https://t.co/Xdl4DW9lnH pic.twitter.com/olRCAc2XbX
— 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.”