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Band challenges Rolling Stones’ ‘landmark’ gig in Cuba

British singer and frontman of rock band The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger performs during a concert at Ciudad Deportiva in Havana, Cuba, on March 25, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE /Getty Images

No doubt about it. From all reports, the Rolling Stones simply wowed some 450,000 people who atteneded the band’s first-ever concert in the Communist island nation on Friday.

According to the BBC, frontman Mick Jagger kept politics at a bare minimum throughout the two-hour, 18-song set at the open-air Ciudad Deportiva, commenting “We know that years back it was hard to hear our music in Cuba, but here we are playing. I also think the times are changing.”

Of course, there is a bit of controversy swirling about the “landmark” status of the gig. According to London’s Independent, seems South Wales’ Manic Street Preachers played Havana in a free gig at the Karl Marx Theatre, some 15 years ago, claiming their status as the first major western rock band to play Cuba. They have a live concert video of the event, “Louder Than War,” to prove it.

So what truly defines “major”?

Manic Street Preachers took to twitter to air their legacy.

Here’s the Stones’ set list according to the BBC:

Jumpin’ Jack Flash

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)

Tumbling Dice

Out of Control

All Down the Line


Paint It Black

Honky Tonk Women

You Got the Silver

Before They Make Me Run

Midnight Rambler

Miss You

Gimme Shelter

Start Me Up

Sympathy for the Devil

Brown Sugar

Encores: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Posted March 28, 2016