Durban date for Santana

Carlos Santana… South African dates, including Durban, in April.

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BY BILLY SUTER

ONE of the greats of popular music, Carlos Santana, will be performing in Durban for the first time, on April 13, as part of his Divination World Tour.

Santana, who first became famous in the late 1960s with his band Santana and pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music, will perform at the Durban International Convention Centre, after an April 11 performance at the Cape Town Stadium and before an April 14 concert at Johannesburg’s Ticketpro Dome.

Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Wednesday, February 21) from Big Concerts (www.bigconcerts.co.za) and at Computicket outlets.

Tickets for the Durban concert range in price from R575 to R1 025. Tickets for the Cape Town concert, which will be in a more intimate setting, range from R405 to R1 060, while those for the Johannesburg concert range in price from R490 to R1085.

Presented by East Coast Radio, CapeTalk, 702 and Channel 24, the concert will see Santana performing some classic hits, which include his first Top 10 hit, Evil Ways, which stayed on the Billboard chart for two years and was soon followed by two more classics and Billboard No 1 albums: Abraxas (Oye Como Va, Black Magic Woman) and Santana III (No One to Depend On, Everybody’s Everything).

Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project, 1999’s blockbuster Supernatural (Smooth, Maria, Maria).

Among many honours, he received the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2009 Lifetime Achievement honour, as well as Billboard’s Century Award in 1996.

Having sold more than  100 million records to date,Santana has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is listed in the Top 20 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. In 2013, Santana was the recipient of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honours Award.

He is currently headlining at a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.


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