- 01 Mar 16
Following days of speculation The Rolling Stones have now officially confirmed that they will play Havana on March 25
The Rolling Stones have officially confirmed via their website that they will be playing a date in Havana over the Easter weekend.
The news comes after days of speculation after a Cuban news network posted the news on their official Facebook page. An article in Granma confirming the show then followed this. Granma is the official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, in their article they claim that the show "will open the doors for other great bands to arrive in Havana."
This will be The Rolling Stones first show in Cuba and it is seen as another positive step that the country is taking towards lifting tensions that have existed between them and the United States since the 1950's.
The Stones are not the only band to ever play in Cuba, The Manic Street Preachers famously played Havana in 2001 and our man Stuart Clark took the trip over to see the historic occasion take place. We searched the archive to find his review of that show and you can read it here.
You can also watch the MTV 2 documentary about the Manic's historic trip to Cuba below: