Santana Returns To Vegas

Santana returns to its Las Vegas residency, slotting a few January dates while promising more to come.

 Currently playing The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel / Casino now through Sept. 5, the critically acclaimed “Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits” returns Jan. 5, 8, 12 and 14-16. With plenty of hi-tech eye candy to please even the most jaundiced concertgoer, Carlos and the band’s Sin City multiple-night runs have been described as “the only rock ‘n’ roll resident show in Las Vegas.”

Photo: Alan Poulin
The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.

Santana has a new album coming out this month that marks a departure from what you’ve come to expect from the guitar maestro and his band. Guitar Heaven…The Greatest Classics Of All Time features the band with a series of guest vocalists performing some of the most memorable rock tunes of all time.

For example, Chris Cornell joins the band for a rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.” Other collaborations include India.Arie appearing with Yo Yo Ma on The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Pat Monahan singing Van Halen’s “Dance The Night Away” and Rob Thomas doing Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love.” Guitar Heaven…The Greatest Classics Of All Time drops Sept. 21.

Although the newly announced Supernatural Santana dates are the first announced for 2011, they won’t be the last. Santana is doing the Vegas residency thing approximately 36 nights per year, so expect more shows to be announced. Meanwhile, the new dates are on sale now. Just click here for the info.