Mar 1, 2016
The Rolling Stones Announce Free Concert in Cuba
By MIKE AYERS
The Rolling Stones will play a free concert in Havana on March 25. Dubbed the “Concert for Amity,” the show will take place at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana. The Associated Press notes that they are the biggest act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution.
“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,” the band said in a statement. A press release says the band will perform their hits, along with “special gems” from their catalog, and has been in the works for months.
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Source: Reuters – Sat, 26 Mar 2016 03:54 GMT
The band’s advancing years did not stop the youngsters in the audience enjoying the show, however.
“Don’t let anybody tell you different, this is the best concert in the history of Cuba,” said Cristian, 18, a reggaeton fan who this month saw electronic music act Major Lazer in another free gig.