Good Friday – 25 March 2016 is a date that will go down in Cuban and Rock ‘n’ Roll history. On that date, The Rolling Stones became the first rock band to play a massive free outdoor concert to hundreds of thousands in Havana, Cuba. The historic concert was filmed by award winning director Paul Dugdale and the result is a must see one night only cinema experience – ‘HAVANA MOON’ – The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba will be premiered on cinema screens across the globe for one night only, around the world, on Friday 23 September 2016. The film will be screened in Norway & Denmark on Monday 26 September, Australia & New Zealand on Tuesday 27 September, in Brazil on Thursday 6 October, and in Slovakia Tuesday 11 October.
Musicscreen, who specialise in bringing music concerts to cinema, are distributing this film to more than thousand screens throughout Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Latin America. CEO David Pope commented: “The Havana Moon cinema experience immerses the audience in fantastic surround sound with super high definition visuals, it is the closest you will get to being there, don’t miss it!”
Tickets are on sale now, find your nearest screening and book here: www.stonesincuba.com.
The British rockers highly anticipated free show attracted a million people in the country’s capital city in the same week as President Obama became the first serving US President to visit Cuba in 88 years. TV News reported that Obama was ‘the warm up act’ for the Rolling Stones and Obama paid tribute to the Stones in his first speech to the world’s media in Havana. As the Stones took to the stage under a perfect ‘Havana Moon’ for a show that will forever go down in history books as a life changing moment for a country on the brink of change, there was nothing that was going to come between the band and their fans including the Vatican in Rome who had objected to rock n roll in Havana on Good Friday.
Mick Jagger welcomed the massive crowd who had come to watch the historic show: “Finally the times are changing, Cuba we are so happy to be here.” and joked with his bandmates during the performance describing them as “The Revolutionary Ronnie Wood…Charlie Che Watts….Compadre Keith Richards”
They played all the hits including ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’, ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll’, ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Honky Tonk Women’, ‘Start Me Up’, ‘Brown Sugar’, You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ and ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ and a few suprises too.
As one Cuban said, “Wow never, ever, ever did I think we would see this. This has been a big dream for me. We want more, more, more of this. This is the beginning. Fantastico”
Another concert goer said: “This is a moment I have been dreaming about for a really long time. I have just witnessed the most important concert in Cuba in a long time because it’s The Rolling Stones.”
Now, the magic and excitement of that historic night can be enjoyed as part of a cinema audience – in surround sound and on the big screen – for one night only at an exclusive cinema event on 23 September.
The Stones film Havana Moon will transport cinemagoers onto and out front of the Rolling Stones gigantic stage and immerse them in the excitement of that groundbreaking night in Havana. The title Havana Moon comes from an old Chuck Berry song.
“Stunning performance” -Frances Robles, New York Times
“This was no ordinary concert” -Richard L. Dewey, Rolling Stone
“Spectacular” -Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
“Never seen anything quite like it” -Julia Kuttner, Mirror
“Unforgettable” -Robin De Peyer, Evening Standard
“Epic and history making”-Harriet Alexander, Telegraph
MusicScreen distributes live performances of premium quality popular music artists exclusively into cinemas worldwide. The company launched in November 2013 with Universal Music’s artist ‘Keane’ into 500 cinemas in over 20 countries and has since broadcast artists as diverse as KISS and Laura Mvula. MusicScreen brings all the excitement and atmosphere of a live music event to cinema screens around the world. All made possible by the combined skills of cinema and audio professionals. The cinema audiences feel like they are actually at the live venue.
“A surreal experience, the next best thing to being there.”
“We are singing along and clapping like we are really there.”
Check out the website to see more feedback from fans around the world and an update on the latest cinema concerts. www.musicscreen.co.uk
About Eagle Rock:
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the world’s largest producer and distributor of music programming for TV, DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Media. Eagle produces quality HD programs, both concerts and documentaries, directly alongside artists including Kiss, Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, and Peter Gabriel. Eagle is a multiple Grammy® Award winner and has received numerous multi-platinum sales awards around the world. Eagle Rock Entertainment is headquartered in London, and is a Universal Music Group company. www.eagle-rock.com
About JA Digital:
JA Digital is an award winning, internationally acclaimed, established production company which excels in creating beautiful, compelling films and content for world-class artists and clients. From capturing huge music performances to intriguing documentary content to small intimate performances, JA Digital has music running through it’s DNA. Artists they have worked with in recent years include Adele, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, Kylie, Tinie Tempah, Naughty Boy, Emeli Sande and The Rolling Stones, the latter who they have created four films for. Recent industry accolades have included Grammy nominations in 2014 and 2013 for Best Music Film and a Broadcast Award in 2015 for Best Music Programme. For further information, please see: www.jadigital.tv