Santana Launches Exclusive Las Vegas Residency

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LEGENDARY GUITARIST CARLOS SANTANA LAUNCHES FIRST ROCK RESIDENCY SHOW
IN LAS VEGAS AT THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits to debut May 27

Carlos Santana
Signing on as the first rock & roll resident artist in Las Vegas, Carlos Santana brings his legendary talent to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino through a multi-year deal with AEG Live. Through 2010, The Joint will be the only place west of the Mississippi where fans can see Santana perform. Titled to pay homage to his most successful body of work to date, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits debuts on Wednesday May 27 and features the artist’s signature fusion sound in a show designed exclusively for the new venue.

Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits will feature career-spanning classics inspired by a mix of practical spirituality, a rebel-from-the-street vibe and passionate, virtuoso guitar playing. The set list will include a nostalgic collection of touchstone tracks reaching back as far as the first charting single “Jingo” (1969) and first Top 10 hit “Evil Ways” (1970), up through the latest hit, “Into The Night.” Naturally, Carlos Santana will be accompanied by his band members Chester Thompson (keyboards), Karl Perazzo (timbales), Benny Rietveld (bass), Dennis Chambers (drums), Raul Rekow (congas), Andy Vargas (vocals), Tony Lindsay (vocals), Tommy Anthony (rhythm guitar), Jeff Cressman (trombone) and Bill Ortiz (trumpet). The stage design and production will be created by Frank The Plumber, which recently designed Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet tour set.

“It is a great honor for Santana to be the first resident performer at the new Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Because I still live the principles of the 1960s, and because I’m a hippie at heart, ‘A Trip Through The Hits’ is designed to bring everyone in the audience together as one,” said Carlos Santana. “I invite you to join our experience — my wish is for it to be a night that will move you to dance, to cry, to laugh and to feel the totality and fullness of being alive.”

Santana will play approximately 36 shows per year at The Joint, with a show time of 9 p.m. Tickets for performances through September go on-sale Wednesday, April 1. Prices range from $79-$299 and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. For groups of 20 or more, call the Hard Rock Box Office at (702) 693- 5233.

Let’s hope they bring some of that wicked Latin-funk stuff too…

For more on Santana, check our exclusive interview Spirit Talk with Carlos Santana and our show review from The Fillmore here.

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