Free show will take place in March

The Rolling Stones will play a free gig in Cuba during Easter week in March, it has been confirmed.

Confirmation of the show was initially posted on a Cuban TV news Facebook page last week (February 26), then followed by an article in the official Communist party newspaper Granma, claiming the show “will be a historic moment that will open the doors for other great bands to arrive in Havana.”

The band have now confirmed the news. The free show will take place at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana on March 25.

It will be the band’s first time playing on the Caribbean island. The concert had been rumoured since frontman Mick Jagger visited Havana in October last year.

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The band are currently halfway through their Latin America tour, set to end on March 17 in Mexico City.

Ronnie Wood was quoted in November last year as saying that work on a new Rolling Stones album was imminent. With bandmate Keith Richards previously saying that the group would return to the studio and work on new music in April this year, but Wood suggested work may have begun in December last year.