The logistics of setting up the Red Light Saints Cuba Tour 2011 has been a real roller-coaster.
Booking a tour is always an exercise in persistance, patience, and dedication, but as you can imagine, setting up a tour in Cuba is a bit trickier.
The distance,the language/cultural barrier,the lack of Internet access…
And you can never be 100% on anything…such is Rock n’ Roll…and such is Cuba!
But we’ve had a great team working for us, to make sure that everything is organized when we land in Havana on March 7th.
So to them, RLS gives a huge Thanks/Gracias!
The Cuban Ministry of Arts and Culture have been wonderful to us, helping us get the paperwork needed, sponsorships organized, and generally just cutting through the Red Tape (…Cuba’s gift wrapped in “Red Tape”…)
We’ve been working with an excellent Tour Manager, who has been doing a lot of the leg work for us and knocking on the right doors.
And, of course Humbe has been driving himself “loco” to keep it all running smoothly…dotting I’s and crossing T’s.
Here is a video of Humbe on a recent RLS promotional tour in Cuba:
This tour has only been announced in the last couple weeks, and while it is news to everyone else, we have been working at it for 6 months or so - phone calls, e-mails, official letters, promotional trips to Cuba. … relentless… exhausting… totally exciting!
Most things are confirmed.
A few things are still up in the air.
And some great new prospects for RLS in Cuba on the horizon.
We will be releasing our full Tour schedule shortly.