Carlos Santana Returns to NZ for Auckland and Christchurch Shows

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Carlos Santana Returns to NZ for Auckland and Christchurch Shows

Carlos Santana, one of the greatest musicians and legendary guitarists of our generation is set to ignite New Zealand shores. Toting a style that defies definition, immediately recognizable yet unlike any other, Santana’s fusion of Latin rock, blues, soul and jazz comes in full swing on stage in a way that transcends time and the limits of genre typecasting.
 
The Guitar Heaven Tour comes to New Zealand for shows at Vector Arena in Auckland on Sunday 20th March and Christchurch’s CBS Canterbury Arena on Tuesday 22nd March.

For forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 90 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten Grammy® Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project, 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). In 1998, the group was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose web page on their induction notes, “Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock’s true virtuosos and guiding lights.” Among many other honours, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” His newest CD, GUITAR HEAVEN…THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIMES (ARISTA) (featuring “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”), was released in late September 2010.  Celebrating this chart debut, Santana joins the ranks of the Rolling Stones as the only musical act in chart history to score at least one Top 10 album in every decade beginning with the 1960s.  GUITAR HEAVEN…is Santana’s 29th Billboard Top 200 charting release, 12th Top 10 album debut and third Top 10 debut in the past 5 years.
 
There are few artists of this caliber, and fewer opportunities to see them live.  Do not miss the chance to see one of the most enduring guitar legends in March 2011.