Santana To Take Year off Road
Carlos Santana has announced that he will not tour in 2007. The guitarist who remains a vibrant, electrifying live performer even if his recent studio efforts have relied a bit too heavily on guest turns from a smorgasbord of pop stars, closed out his current touring slate in September 30 at Chastain Park in Atlanta. That show, like many of his recent performances, drew on material that spanned his career, including takes on Soul Sacrifice and Oye Coma Va. Santana likely will focus on studio recording as well as his Milagro Foundation.
In an unrelated note, Greg Page, the Yellow Wiggle, will retire from his group. Page (who has yet to guest on a Santana disc although the Wiggles were Australia’s top selling act last year) has a heart condition known as orthostatic intolerance, by which the cardiovascular system works harder to maintain blood pressure and blood flow to the brain, causing dizziness, altered vision and fatigue.