Santana goes ‘Supernatural’ in Vegas

04.01.09 9 years ago

First there was Celine, then Elton, Cher and Bette … now it’s Carlos’s turn.

Carlos Santana is the latest veteran artist to take up residence in Sin City. In a multi-year deal, his band, Santana, will play 36 dates per year at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

“Supernatural Santana: A Trip through the Hits” starts May 27. Tickets, priced from $79 to $299, go on sale today.

The show will span Santa’s 40 year-career, including his first hit, “Evil Ways” up through “Smooth” and more. Santana will be accompanied by a full band. The stage and production were designed by the same designer who handled Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet” tour.

In a statement, Santana said, “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. I invite you to join our experience-we’ll mix up a little practical spirituality with a rebel-from-the-street vibe, and with lots of incredible music. 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.”

I’m not so sure how to reconcile being a hippie with what has to be the least “hippie-ish” city in the world, but if anyone can do it, it’s Santana.

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