The Rolling Stones are used to playing in front of huge crowds, but the British band tried something new March 25: They played to 1.2 million fans in Cuba, marking the first time they’ve performed in the island country. And now, there’s video to prove it.
A sneak peak at the Stones’ visit features the four members exploring Havana — the city’s legendary cigars make multiple appearances — and then playing their show at the city’s Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana, where more than one million fans came to see them perform songs like “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It).”
This show came on the heels of their América Latina Olé Tour, which concluded March 14 in Mexico City. See a glimpse at their Cuba adventure below.
The Rolling Stones are the second major group to perform in Cuba this month; Major Lazer played to more than 400,000 people in Havana on March 6. A few days after the show, Walshy Fire told EW, “I’m sure that every musician that goes there will feel the same love that we did, and we encourage every musician to do a show there.”