Supernatural Santana Returns To The Joint At The Hard Rock Las Vegas

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This is a guest post by Erik Kabik, our talented photographer at My Vegas Scene, covering Supernatural Santana’s performance on November 11, 2009.

Carlos Sanatana and the Santana band pick back up with the Supernatural Santana residency shows at The Joint tonight and it was nothing short of a triumphant return to Vegas taking the show to whole other level.

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The stage curtains opened to reveal Carlos Santana bathed in a ray of blue light and the band was jamming a classic Santana tune then the band launched into a scorching version of Black Magic Woman. I wont do a set list play by play but there was an incredible version of the Zombies song ‘She’s Not There’.

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The sound system in The Joint is perfect for Santana…you hear every note and the dynamic range makes it feel like your wearing a set of headphones. The volume is enough to engross you and pull you in but not overtake you.

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Carlos seems as vibrant and on point as he has ever been. His guitar solos all seemed to really stand out and transcend each piece of music, after all that is his intention, to paraphrase ‘We play the the music to help us all transcened and take ourselves to a place of harmony and peace.’

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Signing on as the first rock and roll resident artist in Las Vegas, Carlos Santana brings his legendary talent to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino through a multi-year deal with AEG Live. Through 2010, The Joint will be the only place west of the Mississippi where fans can see Santana perform. Titled to pay homage to his most successful body of work to date, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits features the artist’s signature fusion sound in a show designed exclusively for the new venue.

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Santana will play approximately 36 shows per year at The Joint, with a show time of 8pm. Prices range from $51-$151 and can be purchased at 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.

Bill Cody is an entertainment reporter and journalist in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events and all things Las Vegas. Visit VegasBill on twitter.

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