Would you go to Vegas to see Santana…or, would you see him if you were there?

Carlos Santana sets up Las Vegas residency
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana has signed a multi-year deal with AEG Live to bring his specially designed stage show to Las Vegas.
The residency, dubbed “Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits,” debuts May 27 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel, and will run off and on over the next two years. The Vegas show will be “the only place west of the Mississippi” to see Santana play live through 2010, according to a press release.
Onstage, Santana will be joined by his regular crew of musicians–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)–and will perform on a set designed by the same production team that recently designed Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet” tour set.
The shows will feature a broad selection of tracks from throughout the legendary performer’s career, reaching back to Santana’s first charting single, 1969’s “Jingo.” Tickets for the Vegas performances will range in price from $79 to $299, and the first batch of dates are currently on sale. Visit Santana’s website for more information.
“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,” Santana said in a statement. “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.”
Santana’s most recent studio release, “All That I Am,” surfaced in 2005. The album debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart, moving more than 140,000 copies in its first week on store shelves.
May 2009
27, 28, 30, 31 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
June 2009
3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
August 2009
26, 27, 29, 30 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
September 2009
2, 4, 5, 6 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel