According to Birmingham-based booking agent Red Mountain Entertainment, the legendary Carlos Santana will take his eponymous band to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on September 24th.
Amphitheater for the first time Santana, And perhaps the first performance in Tuscaloosa since the show in March 1973, as listed on the band’s site.
Guitarists, singers and percussionists formed a Santana blues band from San Francisco in 1966, built around Latin rock. The 1969 debut disc “Santana” consisted primarily of instrumental music, but the single “Evil Ways” became the group’s first top 10 hit, with Gregg Rolie on lead vocals and organ.
Promoter Bill Graham has landed a young band in the second day slot at Woodstock Festival. This helped make the band and its first single world-famous. Santana’s second disc, 1970’s Abraxas, features the first number one hit on the cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Black Magic Woman, written by early Mac guitarist Peter Green. Did.
The 1971 album “Santana III,” which last featured the group’s original lineup, also took first place. By 1972, Carlos Santana’s quest for jazz fusion style pioneered by Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Joe Zawinul began to lead the band. directions.
Through various iterations, styles and lineup changes, Santana continued to sell gold albums until the 70’s, despite the lack of hit singles, and after pursuing more mainstream rock sounds, sold in the mid-1980s and early 90s. Has decreased. ..
The band’s introduction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 marked a new stage as Santana’s 1999 “Supernatural” album took first place in the number one pair of singles “Maria Maria” and “Smooth”. It seems. The latter features Rob Thomas on lead vocals. “Supernatural” has won eight Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year.
Guinness World Records focused on the group that filled the longest gap between the No. 1 albums, from 1971’s Santana III to Supernatural, which sold 30 million copies worldwide, 15 times more than platinum. .. Santana, along with the Rolling Stones, is also one of two bands that have made top 10 hits every 10 years since the 1960s.
In 2013, Carlos Santana reunited the Woodstock lineup, including Rory and guitarist Neal Schon. Neal Schon left to form a journey, but his current group includes the early 2000s, including a new player, the drummer, who has been with him since the early 90s. Immediately after the drum solo, Cindy Blackman Santana proposed on stage in 2010.
Santana was named 15th on the list of 100 of Rolling Stone’s greatest guitarists in history and was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor in 2013.
Tickets will be sold at 10:00 am on June 25th through www.ticketmaster.com and at the amphitheater box office. Prices are $ 100, $ 70, $ 60, $ 40 plus a handling fee.For more information, see www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com..
Carlos Santana, the legend of the guitar playing at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
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