The Rolling Stones announced they would be stopping in Cuba for a FREE show on March 25 as part of their Latin American tour. This will be a first for the iconic British rock band.
“We have performed in many special places during our long career, but this show in Havana is going to be a landmark event for us, and, we hope, for all our friends in Cuba too,” the Stones announced on their website.
Given the band has been together for more than 50 years and put out 29 studio albums, we’re pretty sure that Jagger & Co. are having a hard time nailing down their set list. Luckily for them, we’re here to help.
“Street Fighting Man”
Much like rock-n-roll, Cuba is all about revolution. This gem from 1968’s “Beggars Banquet” is the perfect anti-establishment anthem.
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
The fall of the Soviet Union in 1989 was economically devastating for Cuba. The Caribbean island-nation went through what’s now called the “special period”/”periodo especial,” which resulted in famine and food rationing. It was a period of necessity and want, which, coincidentally, are the same themes in “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
“Under My Thumb”
Cuba has been under the reign of the Castro brothers since 1959. This song is about exerting control over someone else. Need we say more?
Cuba has a reputation for exporting doctors and medical professionals across the developing world. We’re pretty sure that one of these Cuban MDs is an expert at treating broken hearts.
“Saint of Me”
What better way to pay tribute to the birthplace of Santeria than with this track from 1997’s “Bridges to Babylon.”
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