It seems it doesn’t matter how old they get, they still love to break new ground. It has been revealed and confirmed, that The Rolling Stones will play a free gig in Cuba over the Easter holidays during March.
The first real confirmation that the show was for real was a post on a Cuban TV news Facebook page last week.
This was followed swiftly by an article in the official Communist party newspaper Granma, which exclaimed the show “will be a historic moment that will open the doors for other great bands to arrive in Havana.”
The Stones have now confirmed the news, and the free show will take place at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana on March 25th.
For the band, this will be their first time playing in Cuba, and rumors that a concert was in the works have persisted since frontman, Mick Jagger, visited Havana in October last year.
As well as the live concert, The Rolling Stones “Concert for Amity” will be filmed and produced by award winning production company JA Digital with Paul Dugdale directing and Simon Fisher and Sam Bridger as producers. Julie Jakobek of JA Digital said: “It’s a great honour to be working with the Rolling Stones again on this hugely exciting and historic event.”
The Stones finish up their current Latin America tour on March 17th in Mexico City.
With Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards both quoted last year as saying that work on a new Rolling Stones album is imminent, it looks like one very busy year ahead for the rock veterans.
Here’s a flashback to one of the earliest known filmed live concert performances of the Stones playing “Satisfaction” in 1965.