The co-founder and iconic guitarist of The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, recently posted a video on his Twitter account and recalled the historical free concert that they gave in Havana, Cuba in 2016, which was attended by approximately 500,000 concert–goers.
As you may recall, the Rolling Stones had quite a successful tour in the summer of 2019 and they were planning on beginning a new tour in May 2020, which was canceled due to the pandemic. It seems like Keith Richards has missed being on stage as with his recent tweet, he recalled the unforgettable concert that they gave in Havana.
The concert took place at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana sports complex on March 25, 2016, and the recording of the concert was then turned into a film named ‘Havana Moon‘ which was released in November 2016. Nearly 500,000 people attended the free concert and this event marked the first time a rock band performed in Cuba in front of such a large crowd.
It also broke the record of the highest concert attendance in Cuba which was previously broken by the Italian singer Zucchero Fornaciari who had performed to a crowd of nearly 70,000 attendees in 2012. With his recent tweet, Keith Richards shared their performance of ‘You‘ve Got the Silver‘ and cherished that unforgettable and historical concert.
Here’s what Keith Richards said in his tweet:
“March 2016, The Rolling Stones did a free concert in Havana, Cuba! ‘You’ve Got the Silver’ from the concert DVD Havana Moon!”
You can check out Keith Richards’ tweet below.
March 2016, The Rolling Stones did a free concert in Havana, Cuba! “You’ve Got the Silver” from the concert DVD Havana Moon! pic.twitter.com/PV9TwcD888
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 22, 2021