Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits Debuts at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Musical Legend Carlos Santana and His Band Kick-Off First Rock Residency Show in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, UNITED STATES


LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 29, 2009) - During the launch of his brand-new Vegas rock residency show, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Carlos Santana and his band showcased their legendary talent at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Pumping the house with high-energy fusion sounds and passionate, unfettered entertainment, the band played to an enthused crowd on the show's grand opening night, May 27. Through 2010, The Joint will be the only venue west of the Mississippi where fans can see Santana perform (and in 2009 the only venue in North America).

"It's a great journey for us to come to Las Vegas and bring our music -- which is composed of light and love, and good vibrations -- and share it with the people that hopefully will come from all over the world to see us at the new Joint," said Carlos Santana. "We are bringing a different dimension to Las Vegas with this show. It has elements of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and also the element of surprise."

Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits features the band's career-spanning classics in a show exclusively designed for The Joint, surrounded by vibrant staging designed by production veterans "Frank The Plumber." Illustrating the band's free-flowing musicality, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits takes fans on a multi-sensory journey of their favorite Santana songs and much more. The set list includes a nostalgic collection of touchstone tracks reaching back as far as the first charting single "Jingo" (1969) and first Top-10 hit "Evil Ways" (1970), up through the latest hit, "Into The Night." Each show will be a unique take on the band's music and Santana has extended an open offer for other artists to join them on stage. Carlos Santana said, "Whoever wants to partake in this big piece of cake, they are welcome to do so." Fans will be surprised to discover who might join Santana on stage for a song or two.

Best known for the group that bears his name, Carlos Santana has been reinventing the international musical landscape with the sonic charge of his guitar for nearly four decades. Over the course of his rewarding career, Santana has sold more than 90 million records, and performed to more than 100 million people globally. He has won eleven GRAMMY Awards. In 2000, his 36th album, "Supernatural," became the most honored album of all time winning 9 Grammy's for a single project. In 1998, Santana was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and since then has been recognized by Rolling Stone as among the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." Santana has also won three Latin GRAMMY Awards, and in 2004, he received the Latin Recording Academy's prestigious "Person of the Year" honor.

Santana will play approximately 36 shows per year at The Joint, with a show time of 9 p.m. Tickets are now on sale and prices start at $79. To purchase, visit the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. For groups of 20 or more, call the Hard Rock Box Office at (702) 693-5233. For more information, visit www.supernaturalsantana.com, Carlos Santana's Facebook page or The Joint's Facebook page.

About The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

In the great tradition of Las Vegas' first rock venue, the new Joint's commitment to rock and roll is unparalleled. Now double in size to the original, this highly upgraded version retains all the intimacy, charm and authentic rock experience as the original. State of the art sound rules the 2,951 seated venue (total capacity of 4,000). Offering up seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio level, superior video system and a production package tailor made for artist comfort, the Joint is the most sophisticated, intimate and authentic venue in Las Vegas. The property offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience featuring services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury hotel. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the world's second largest concert promoter, joined forces with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in 2007 as the exclusive booking agent for the concert venue, The Joint. AEG Live Las Vegas first made its mark as the producer of Celine Dion A New Day... and currently produces Supernatural Santana at The Joint and Bette Midler "The Showgirl Must Go On," Cher and The Comedy Festival at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Recent concert tours promoted by the company's touring division have included Tina Turner, Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi, Hannah Montana, Spice Girls, Prince, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, Britney Spears, Paul McCartney, High School Musical, and American Idols Live. www.aeglive.com

Credit: Erik Kabik/Retna.<br>Carlos Santana performs at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during 'Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits'