The Rolling Stones Will Play Havana in March Say Cubans, Sources Say No Ink on Paper Yet
Cuban cultural officials have announced that The Rolling Stones will perform in Havana sometime during Easter week. The confirmation of the show, which has been rumored for months, was first posted on a Cuban television news Facebook page on Feb. 26, and followed by an article in the official newspaper Granma which proclaimed the concert “will be a historic moment that will open the doors for other great bands to arrive in Havana.”
A U.S. source with knowledge of the situation told Billboard Monday that the deal had not yet been finalized.
According to the Cuban reports, The Stones will perform on the grounds of Havana’s Ciudad Deportiva, a sports complex bult in 1957.
Talk of a Stones’ concert has been spreading around Havana since Mick Jagger visited the city last October.
The band is currently on its "Olé" tour of Latin American stadiums. If The Rolling Stones do play Cuba, it will be after two shows in Mexico City on March 14 and 17, the last dates currently announced on the group's website.