Everybody’s going to Cuba now (y’ know, before ugly America takes over).
I can only imagine that is why the Rolling Stones have announced that will play a free concert in Havana later this month, thus marking the first time a big, big act has played on the island since the 1959 revolution. The Stones will perform at the Ciudad Deportiva de La Habana on March 25, just three days after Barack Obama visits Cuba.
Said the band in a statement, “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.”
Having caught Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Co. in Orlando last summer, during their “Zip Code Tour,” I can honestly say this one’s gonna be one for the books.
The Rolling Stones are in the middle of their predominantly South American “América Latina OLÉ Tour” these days. The Cuban date will be part of this tour.
Update: Well, another big act of a different kind, Major Lazer, became the first American act to perform in Cuba on March 7.
The air is changing down there, and the world can see it. It is a beautiful thing.