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”
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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.
Check out the trailer for Havana Moon below.
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The Rolling Stones are preparing to bring their career-spanning exhibit “Exhibitionism” to New York City in November, EW reports. The group launched the exhibit this spring and it’s currently running in London’s Saatchi Gallery through September 4. Go inside the exhibit via the clip below.
“Exhibitionism” allows visitors to experience The Stones 50-year history through a display of 500 rare pieces of iconic band memorabilia, including outfits, instruments, and handwritten lyrics. The exhibit also includes a recreation of their original recording studio.
“We’ve been thinking about this for quite a long time, but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale,” Mick Jagger said in a statement. “It’s not going to be like walking into a museum. It’s going to be an event, an experience. It’s about a sense of The Rolling Stones — it’s something we want people to go away talking about it.”
“While this is about The Rolling Stones, it’s not necessarily only just about us,” Keith Richards said in a statement. “It’s also about all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a group like us, and it’s this, as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years, that should make the exhibition unforgettable.”
“Exhibitionism” will open at New York’s Industria Superstudio in November. General tickets will go on sale on the exhibit’s site in September.
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Meanwhile, an early 1960s British ad for Rice Krispies featuring a jingle from The Rolling Stones is making the rounds online. The ad is believed to have had a short run on British television. The clip has been on YouTube for a decade, but it’s finding new life this week. Fans who have never seen the ad can watch it below.
The Rolling Stones are among the headliners at the Desert Trip Festival in Indio, California this October. They will follow up with an October 19 concert at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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