Rolling Stones to Play Free Concert in Cuba March 25

Rolling Stones - buyTickets.comThe Rolling Stones, who are currently on tour in Latin America, have added a stop in Cuba. The band will play a free show they are calling the Concert for Amity at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana in the capital of Havana on March 25.

The concert will be historic because it will be the first time a British rock band has performed in Cuba. The Rolling Stones said in a joint statement on their website,, that the concert will be a “landmark event” for them. The Rolling Stones have been planning the show for several months. They are planning to play classic hits and “special gems” for the audience, the statement said.

The event is being organized by an organization called the Fundashon Bon Intenshon on behalf of the Caribbean island of Curacao. The organization supports charitable projects related to athletics, education, healthcare, tourism, and cultural literacy around the world and seeks to eliminate poverty. The Institute of Cuban Music has also supported efforts to bring the Rolling Stones to Cuba.

JA Digital will film and produce the concert. Paul Dugdale will direct the recording of the performance. He previously directed The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live in 2013, as well as concert films for other performers, including Adele, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, and One Direction.

According to the Associated Press, the Concert for Amity will make the Rolling Stones the biggest act to perform in Cuba since the revolution in 1959. The government used to prevent young Cubans from listening to rock music but has been allowing large, non-official concerts since dropping the policy.

At the Havana Jam in 1979, Billy Joel, Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Stills, Weather Report, and other acts performed. Audioslave became the first non-Cuban band to play an outdoor show in Cuba when they performed there in 2005. On March 6, 2016, Major Lazer became the first American act to perform in Cuba since diplomatic relations were restored. sells tickets to upcoming performances of the Rolling Stones’ current Latin American tour, as well as many other concerts, sporting events, and theater performances across the United States.

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