An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
RENOWNED HOUSE OF BLUES LAS VEGAS AT MANDALAY BAY RESORT & CASINO ANNOUNCES TWO YEAR ENGAGEMENT WITH SERIES OF INTIMATE PERFORMANCES WITH THE LEGENDARY CARLOS SANTANA
(Las Vegas, NV – February 23, 2012) Legendary Carlos Santana will begin a two-year run of unique performances – “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” — in the specially re-configured House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas beginning in May 2012.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. for a special series of shows by one of the greatest guitarists in rock history who will perform in an interactive intimate venue that will allow fans to rock with him throughout each evening.
“I am deeply honored that our new home in Las Vegas is The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay” Carlos Santana said. “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.
House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has been uniquely reconfigured for the special Santana show. Fans within a few feet of Carlos can select from several intimate locations within the venue, from a limited number of exclusive VIP packages including limited edition photos, specialty dining/beverage packages and stage-side specialty dining.
The two-year residency kicks off on May 2 with a series of shows taking place throughout the months of May & June. The residency will then resume in September and play through 2013.
House of Blues Entertainment CEO Ron Bension said, “This will be a rare chance for music lovers to get this close to an amazing performer like Carlos Santana. Fans will be able to share a dance, a special moment, or sing out loud during this all night show.
SantanaFanclub.com presale starts February 27, 10 a.m., CITI presale starts Feb. 28, 10.a.m., MLife and HOB.com presale start Feb. 29. 10 a.m.
Dates for “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live –
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow 2012” show dates are:
May 2, 4, 5 & 6
May 9, 11, 12 & 13
May 23, 25, 26 & 27
May 30, June 1, 2 & 3
Sept. 12, 13 & 15
Sept. 19, 21, 22 & 23
Nov. 7, 9, 10 & 11
A portion of the sale of all tickets will be made to The Milagro Foundation. Milagro (“Miracle”) is a charitable foundation that supports underrepresented and vulnerable children and youth in the areas of arts, education and health. The Milagro Foundation was started in 1998 by Carlos Santana and his family to benefit children around the world.
Another contribution will be made to The International House of Blues Foundation (www.ihobf.org) which is dedicated to supporting youth music and arts programs, creating performance and exhibition opportunities for young and emerging artists and providing educational programs and resources that draw upon the arts to teach youth about history, culture and social change.
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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 for 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 honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” His last CD, Guitar Heaven … The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time (Arista), was released in late September 2010. Celebrating that chart debut, Santana joined 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 ten debuts in the past 5 years.
About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning destination resort, is set on 120 lush acres with 4,752 rooms and suites and THEhotel, a stand-alone all-suite hotel which offers 1,117 luxurious one-bedroom suites. Mandalay Bay Beach, an 11-acre tropical pool paradise, features real sand, a wave pool and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city. Other property highlights include world-class entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, exhilarating nightlife, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Mandalay Bay’s offerings also include BATHHOUSE Spa, House of Blues Concert Hall and restaurant, and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants. Mandalay Bay is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit www.mandalaybay.com or call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About House Of Blues Entertainment:
With 38 owned/operated and affiliated clubs and theaters, The House of Blues Entertainment (a division of Live Nation) portfolio is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmore brand and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. House of Blues Entertainment is the country’s pre-eminent live music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.