This “free concert” could become one of the largest in history
The Rolling Stones will be providing the soundtrack for Cuba’s historic political and cultural liberalization. For years, the communist regime prohibited the sale of the band’s records, considering its music a symbol of capitalism. But now the Raúl Castro administration has opened the door to the greatest rock‘n’roll band in the world. The Rolling Stones will perform on the Caribbean island for the first time on March 25.
“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 published on its website.
Natacha García, communications director for Cuba’s National Institute of Music, says the Ministry of Culture had to move the concert from March 19 to March 25 because of another historic visit. United States President Barack Obama will make an official trip to Havana on March 21. American and Cuban players are expected to play a baseball game at Estadio Iberoamericano to celebrate the event.