Rock legend Carlos Santana has signed on at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas as the first rock and roll resident artist in Sin City. Santana brings his legendary guitar wizardry to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino through a multi-year deal with AEG Live, the world’s second largest concert promoter. Through 2010, The Joint will be the only place west of the Mississippi where fans can see Santana perform. A new show called Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits debuts May 27 and features the artist’s signature fusion sound in a show designed exclusively for the new venue.
The show will feature career-spanning classics 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.” 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.
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 today. Prices range from $79-$299 and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.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.