Santana is taking the show on the road… well, somewhat. More like down the road! Previously contracted to a multi-year deal at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the legendary guitar star has now signed on to headline at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay for 2013.
Although the big residency move is next year, Santana will begin performing at the new venue with a smattering of gigs in May, June, September and November, with the new show dubbed, “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
According to Ron Bension, the CEO of House of Blues, they will not simply transport the same performance that was previously at Hard Rock to a new venue and ownership. He stresses they are very excited to be working to create a very different experience and vibe from the former, something that will stand apart from a typical concert and anything that has already been done before.
The world famous musician and his talented team are honoured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and have sold more than 90 million records worldwide with 10 Grammy Awards wins. Partial proceeds from each sale will go admirably to Santana’s own foundation that works to support health, education and children in the arts.
Words by: Lauren Dallas