The Rolling Stones will perform a groundbreaking concert in Havana, the first-ever open-air concert in Cuba by a British rock band.
The free concert will take place on Friday, March 25 at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana. The Stones, who have toured every corner of the globe, will bring their high octane performance and incredible music catalogue to the Caribbean for the first time ever.
This once-in-a-lifetime concert event follows the band’s America Latina Ole tour, which is playing to huge audiences in Santiago, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo and Porto Alegre with Lima, Bogotá and Mexico City following next week.
The band is also leading a musician-to-musician initiative in which much needed musical instruments and equipment are being donated by major suppliers for the benefit of Cuban musicians of all genres. Donors include The Gibson Foundation, Vic Firth, RS Berkeley, Pearl, Zildjian, Gretsch, Latin Percussion, Roland and BOSS with additional assistance from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation.
The Rolling Stones concert, which has been in the planning stages for several months, comes only days after President Barack Obama’s recently announced visit to Cuba.