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Published: 2012/03/03

Santana Announces Vegas Residency, Reveals New Album Details

Carlos Santana has announced a two-year run of unique performances, dubbed ‘An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,’ taking place at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The residency kicks off on May 2 with a series of shows taking place throughout the months of May and June and will continue in September through 2013. Tickets went on sale earlier today.

“I am deeply honored that our new home in Las Vegas is The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay,” says Santana. “I have long admired their love of “the Blues” and that it is a world-class entertainment venue. We hope to honor and celebrate the diversity and brotherhood of world culture that the House of Blues promotes.”

In addition, Santana will also release a new solo instrumental album, titled Shape Shifter, on May 15 on his Starfaith label through RED Distribution. The album is set to be the first of three albums planned for the near future.

Shape Shifter is the personal album,” says Santana. “One album will be a Santana band album. The other one is for my family, my new wife (Cindy Blackman) my brother Jorge. I’ll bring together my whole family, my new family, to do music in honor of the sacredness of the family. We can start in March, April and since we’re only working at night we can do sessions during the day (at Odds On Studio). It’s just a balance—recording and being onstage. We can do three, four, seven albums.”

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