The Rolling Stones Historic Havana Concert Film To Be Screened On One Night Only
The Rolling Stones have just released a new trailer for their upcoming concert movie, Havana Moon, according to NME. The English rock band, which was formed in London in 1962, is attempting to officially document their concert in the Cuban capital of Havana, which took place earlier this year.
What’s so special about The Rolling Stones’ historic outdoor gig in Havana is that it was their first-ever concert in Cuba, where rock concerts by foreign musicians had long been banned by law. And now the rock band is releasing a film to show the historic concert, which gathered over 1.2 million fans on March 25, 2016.
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The film about The Rolling Stones’ concert in the Cuban capital was directed by Paul Dugdale, who is best known for his work with concert films for Adele, Coldplay, and One Direction. In the film, the rock band’s fans will be able to enjoy such hit singles as “Start Me Up,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Brown Sugar,” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”
However, the concert film will be screened only in some theaters and only for one night, on September 23. The Rolling Stones hasn’t started selling tickets for the film yet, but they are expected to become available within the next few weeks.
Last month, Mick Jagger, who plays harmonica and lead vocals in The Rolling Stones, said in a statement that in the upcoming concert film, their fans will now be able to feel the “buzz of the enthusiasm” from the 1.2 million people gathered in Havana on March 25
“The Cuba show was simply amazing. It was an incredible moment; a huge sea of people for as far as the eye could see.”
Keith Richards, who plays guitar in The Rolling Stones, said in the same statement that they finally got the chance to rock the Cuban capital, and added that it was “a night to remember in Havana.”
“There’s the sun, the moon, the stars and the Rolling Stones.”
In fact, The Rolling Stones became the first ever rock band to hold a free outdoor gig in a crowd so big in Havana, according to Rolling Stone magazine. And to really remember that night, the rock group is releasing the concert film, which will be shown around the world on September 23.
The film is titled Havana Moon: The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba and the title ‘Havana Moon’ comes from an old Chuck Berry song. The director of the concert film, Paul Dugdale, has previously worked with the rock band on their Hyde Park concert three years ago.
At their first ever Havana concert, The Rolling Stones were joined by Cuban vocal group Entrevoces during their performance of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” The moment, which was witnessed by 1.2 million people live, will also be featured in the concert film.
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The Rolling Stones teased their fans with a small clip of them performing in Havana several days after the gig. The members of the rock band also offered their commentary, with Mick Jagger saying that Cuba has many kinds of music and all of them are “brilliant.”
“It was inevitable that we would play here one day.”
Rolling Stone magazine reviewed the March concert and said it was “no ordinary” gig, adding that people at the venue were hugging one another and had “disbelief” written all over their face.
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“Coming at the end of a run of shows in South America and Mexico, last night might have marked at least a temporary pause for the legendary group, but it had all the markings of a new chapter for music in Cuba.”
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