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Published: 2013/09/03

Carlos Santana Reunites with Classic Santana Band Members in Vegas

Carlos Santana reunited with members of the original Santana band this past Wednesday. Journey, a band formed and still led by classic Santana guitarist Neal Schon, headlined Las Vegas’ Pearl at the Palms, not far from where Carlos Santana hosts a regular residency at Las Vegas’ House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.

During Journey’s encore, Santana and keyboardist Gregg Rolie, a founding Santana band member who formed Journey with Schon in 1973 but left in 1980, emerged for a jam that led into the Santana classic “Soul Sacrifice.” It is the first known time the three musicians have performed together at the same time since Schon and Rolie left Santana. The original members of Santana are currently working on a reunion project that will also feature core original band members Michael Shrieve (drums) and Michael Carabello (percussion).

Carlos Santana’s Vegas residency resumes on September 11.


There are 7 comments associated with this post

PM September 3, 2013, 22:21:35

Can’t wait, all’s forgiven for the commercial poop Carlos has been putting out lately

Addie Corn September 4, 2013, 04:06:38

“oye como va”!!!

David Medina,Denver, co September 4, 2013, 09:09:00

Iam an avid Santana fan this is a great moment.All menbers of this original band were the best true professionals.

Jim Fay September 4, 2013, 11:29:45

The original Santana band reunited in 1988 at the Santana 20th anniversary shows.

ramblinrose September 4, 2013, 17:30:08

sigh…how much money were they offered…

Batuka November 2, 2013, 04:28:08

Where’s Chepito? No Chepito….no reunion!

somebody May 28, 2015, 09:06:25

whats the 3 original members?

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