Carlos Santana is returning to Las Vegas. The guitar legend will resume his “Sin City” residency — “Carlos Santana’s An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live” at the House of Blues stage inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino this summer, marking Santana’s ninth year at the venue.
Tickets for the 2021 dates go on sale Friday, April 30th at 10 a.m. As it stands now, Santana has shows booked for August, September. November and December.
Santana is busy prepping its latest album, titled Blessings And Miracle, which will feature a team-up with Steve Winwood on a cover of Procol Harum's “Whiter Shade Of Pale.” Other high-profile guests include Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Christ Stapelton, and a reunion with Rob Thomas.
Santana spoke about the upcoming album to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, saying, “I feel really excited. Some albums, like Abraxas and Supernatural, you can just see them stick out of time and gravity. This album is like that. It’s because we’ve been marinating and just simmering. The notes are really juicy.” No release date for the set has been announced.
Carlos Santana told us that despite all the pitfalls facing aspiring musicians these days, being honest in their work is the key ingredient to a long and fruitful career: “Truly, the only criteria is, 'Is it coming from the heart or not?' If it's not coming from your heart, then it's phony baloney, so no one wants to hear it. If it's coming from the heart, then it's necessary to be heard, because music from the heart doesn't grow old, doesn't get dated, like bell-bottoms and Afros. It doesn't go in and out — it stays. Just like sex and spirituality, those things, they never grow old.”
JUST ANNOUNCED: Santana Las Vegas residency dates (subject to change):
August 25, 27, 28, 29 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
September 1, 2, 3, 4 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
November 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
December 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay