The Rolling Stones plan concert in Cuba for March 2016

Posted: 18-Sep-15 13:09

The Rolling Stones are coming to Cuba! To give the perfect finishing touch to their upcoming tour around Latin America in early 2016, sources confirm that the legendary British rock band is currently contemplating adding a stopover in Cuba and are now in talks with the government for the planning of a concert in the streets of Havana. The event would take place in March 2016 and the plans for it have been confirmed by band member Keith Richards himself according to Spanish newspaper, El Mundo.

The Rolling Stones plan concert in Cuba for March 2016

Havana could become the stage for the very last concert of The Rolling Stones’ Latin American tour planned for next year (the dates of which haven’t been officially announced yet) and official sources have confirmed that the band is in negotiation talks with the Cuban government for the event to take place in the country’s capital towards the end of March.

The move, which has been the initiative of band member Darryl Jones (the Rolling Stones’ main bassist since 1993) following his visit to Cuba and performance in Havana last February as a member of The Dead Daisies; is yet another proof of how the country is opening up to the world after the re-establishment of diplomatic ties with the U.S. and the re-opening of embassies in both countries.

The announcement of the plans for the rock band to play in Cuba was made by veteran guitarist band member himself, Keith Richards, who issued a statement confirming the rumours whilst celebrating in Paris the launch of his third solo album, Crosseyed Heart. He also revealed that Cuban authorities are seriously and positively considering the event, although they are still in the negotiation stages and no official approval has been given yet.

The official confirmation of whether the concert will finally take place or not will be made once Rolling Stones publish the details of their upcoming tour around Latin America, revealing the dates and the cities in which they’ll be stopping at. So far, it looks like the tour will kick-star in Santiago de Chile on 3rd February, followed by concerts in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Lima, Bogota, Mexico and to draw it all to an explosive, unprecedented end…possibly a final first-ever concert in Havana to be held around 20th or 21st March 2016.

Following that, Keith Richards himself has also revealed that the Rolling Stones would be heading to Paris in April to record the band’s 23rd album.

Cuban authorities and official newspapers like Cuba Debate have echoed the news of the possible concert by the popular rock group, making its possibility more likely to become a reality. We'll keep our fingers crossed!


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