Santana has rolled out two fall runs for the band's ongoing eight-year Las Vegas residency “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live” at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. In addition to the already announced eight-night stand in May, Carlos Santana and the band will return for eight shows in September and six concerts in November.
Carlos Santana told us that despite all the pitfalls facing aspiring musicians these days, being honest in their work is the key ingredient to a long and fruitful career: “Truly, the only criteria is, 'Is it coming from the heart or not?' If it's not coming from your heart, then it's phony baloney, so no one wants to hear it. If it's coming from the heart, then it's necessary to be heard, because music from the heart doesn't grow old, doesn't get dated, like bell-bottoms and Afros. It doesn't go in and out — it stays. Just like sex and spirituality, those things, they never grow old.”
UPDATED: Santana North American dates (subject to change):
May 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
September 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
November 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay