Historic, Once in a Lifetime Concert by The Rolling Stones in Havana, Cuba on Good Friday – March 25, 2016 in Front of 1.2 Million Adoring Fans!
Good Friday – March 25, 2016 is a date that will go down in Cuban and Rock ‘n' Roll history. On that date, The Rolling Stones became the first rock band to play a massive free outdoor concert in Havana, Cuba. The landmark concert was filmed by award winning director Paul Dugdale (Adele, Coldplay) and the result is a must see and hear once in a lifetime musical experience.
The British rockers highly anticipated free show attracted a million people in the country's capital city in the same week as President Obama became the first serving US President to visit Cuba in 88 years. TV News reported that Obama was ‘the warm up act' for the Rolling Stones and Obama paid tribute to the Stones in his first speech to the world's media in Havana. As the Stones took to the stage under a perfect Havana Moon for a show that will forever go down in history books as a life changing moment for a country on the brink of change, there was nothing that was going to come between the band and their fans including the Vatican in Rome who had objected to rock 'n' roll in Havana on Good Friday.
Mick Jagger welcomed the massive crowd who had come to watch the historic show: "Finally the times are changing, Cuba we are so happy to be here" and joked with his bandmates during the performance describing them as "The Revolutionary Ronnie Wood...Charlie Che Watt...Compadre Keith Richards." They played all the hits including "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "It's Only Rock ‘n' Roll," "Paint It Black," "Honky Tonk Women," "Start Me Up," "Brown Sugar," "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and a few surprises too.
The Rolling Stones new film and accompanying audio, titled Havana Moon after an old Chuck Berry Song, will transport fans onto and out front of the legendary group's gigantic stage and immerse them in the excitement of that groundbreaking night in Havana.