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Rolling Stones To Play Free Concert In Cuba

Rolling Stones To Play Free Concert In Cuba
Ronnie Wood, left, Keith Richard, center, and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones perform in concert at the TD Garden arena on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Boston.

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- Legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones will play a free concert in Cuba on March 25.

"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 band said in a statement Tuesday.

The concert will take place days after U.S. President Barack Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit the communist island in nearly 90 years.

In December 2014, Obama announced the U.S. would re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and begin the process of normalizing relations more than 50 years after they severed ties.

Diplomatic ties were formally restored on July 20, 2015.