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Rolling Stones announce historic Cuba concert

The Rolling Stones will be the first major rock act to play in Cuba since the country became communist in 1959.
The band will play the Ciudad Deportiva venue in Havana on 25 March (16), three days after U.S. President Barack Obama visits the nation’s capital.
The concert is a big deal as Cuba’s government discouraged citizens from listening to rock music for many years, a policy now dropped, along with a ban on large groups of people gathering for non-official events.
Reports in the Cuban press last week suggested (ends26Feb) the band, who are currently touring Latin America, would perform in the communist country, and the rockers have now confirmed the rumours in a statement posted on their official website, stating, “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.”

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