Rolling Stones to Play 'Historic' Cuba Concert

It could 'open the doors for other great bands' to stop in the country
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2016 10:16 AM CST
Rolling Stones to Play 'Historic' Cuba Concert
The Rolling Stones perform at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 20, 2016.   (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Cuba could soon become a concert destination. The Rolling Stones will play a free show there on Friday, March 25 (Easter weekend), the band announced. The performance at Havana's Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana sports complex will be the country's first open-air concert by a British rock band—and the Guardian reports that Cuba's official newspaper, Granma, called the show "historic" and said it would "open the doors for other great bands to arrive in Havana." The news comes on the heels of President Obama announcing he'll visit Cuba this month. (More Rolling Stones stories.)

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