HAVANA, 1 August (Agencias) The Rolling Stones will debut their Cuban concert film Havana Moon for one night only in theaters worldwide on September 23. The March 25 show was filmed by award-winning director Paul Dugdale and marked the band’s first-ever concert in Cuba. More than a million people attended the groundbreaking free show, which was held in the country’s capital city the same week President Obama became the first serving U.S. President to visit Cuba in 88 years.
“Finally the times are changing, Cuba we are so happy to be here,” Mick Jagger told the massive crowd. He also joked with his bandmates during the performance, describing them as “The Revolutionary Ronnie Wood…Charlie Che Watts….Compadre Keith Richards”
Havana Moon: The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba was named after a Chuck Berry song, and Antimusic reports that the film features a setlist of classic singles.
“The Cuba show was simply amazing,” Mick Jagger said. “It was an incredible moment; a huge sea of people for as far as the eye could see. You could feel the buzz of the enthusiasm from the crowd and that was for me the stand out moment.”
Keith Richards added, “There’s the sun the moon the stars and The Rolling Stones. Seeing Cuba finally get the chance to rock out was special A night to remember in Havana.”
Tickets for Havana Moon will go on sale at the beginning of August, more details available at Stones In Cuba.