Living guitar god Carlos Santana may be the artist in residence at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, but doesn’t mean he and the boys of Santana can’t hit the road. They guys will be kicking things off on March 8 at the Mahaffrey Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL. From there, they’ll head on to play the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in South Carolina on March 10, followed by shows in Nashville, Mississippi, and Memphis. They’ll play Birmingham’s BJCC Concert Hall on March 15 and then move on to shows in Oklahoma City and Grand Praire, TX. They’ll close the run at the Selena Auditorium in Corpus Christi, TX on March 19. After that, Santana (the man) will return to Vegas to take up his regular gig on May 22.
Led by their namesake and lead guitarist Carlos Santana, Santana (the band) came to prominence in the late ‘60s via the San Francisco music scene and “broke out” with a performance at Woodstock in 1969. Known for their mix of Latin, rock, blues, and African rhythm, the group rose to become one of the bestselling musical acts in the world with eight Grammy Awards and over 90 millions record sold. Their most recent release, the Spanish-language Corazón, was released in May and sold over 180,000 copies.