Audioslave Does Cuba

Alex forwaded me a message from Audioslave‘s mailing list, in which the band announces that they will be performing in La Havana, Cuba.

[A]udioslave are set to become the first U.S. rock band to perform outdoors in Cuba, sharing the stage with their Cuban music counterparts.

The group, currently touring in support of their upcoming sophomore release, “Out of Exile,” accommodated their touring schedule to be able to give a special performance May 6 at La Tribuna in Havana, Cuba. The concert will be free and open to the Cuban public. In the past, the open air venue has accommodated up to 1 million people.

The performance, the first open air concert by a U.S. rock band in Cuba, was authorized by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Instituto Cubano de la Musica.

All I can say is, lucky bastards.