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August 18, 2021
First single “Move,” with Rob Thomas (and Zac Barnett/American Authors), out Aug. 18. Other guests include Chris Stapleton, G-Eazy, Steve Winwood and more
Carlos Santana‘s star-studded new album, Blessings and Miracles, will be released on October 15! The record’s dazzling first single, “Move,” which sees the music legend and guitar icon reteamed with Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas (along with American Authors), can be heard now.
Listen to “Move” HERE.
In addition to “Move,” Santana’s collaboration “She’s Fire” with Diane Warren & G-Eazy is available now.
Blessings and Miracles is one of the most ambitious, inspired and magical albums of Santana’s storied career, on which the legendary guitarist aims higher than ever. “The title of this album comes from my belief that we’re born with heavenly powers that allows us to create blessings and miracles,” Santana says. “The world programs you to be unworthy of those gifts, but we have to utilize light, spirit and soul – they’re indestructible and immutable. Those are the three main elements on this album.”
In addition to the above talents, Blessings and Miracles sees Santana collaborating with a diverse host of brilliant artists, writers and producers including Chris Stapleton, Steve Winwood, Chick Corea, Rick Rubin, Corey Glover, Kirk Hammett, Ally Brooke and Narada Michael Walden, among others, on genre-bending, hook-filled knockout musical celebrations.
Pre-order Blessings and Miracles HERE.
August 17, 2021
“It is an honor to co-join with Diane Warren and G-Eazy on ‘She’s Fire.’ Diane has an incredible gift, vision-awareness ability to paint a picture to transport the listener to a place of emotion and passion. Her lyrics and arrangements are a part of the world’s musical tapestry and should be forever cherished. ‘She’s Fire’ has an insatiable vitality and G-Eazy’s vocals bring the song straight to the listeners heart.”
August 17, 2021COMMENT
LEGENDARY GUITARIST CARLOS SANTANA ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE, “MOVE,” HIS MUCH-ANTICIPATED RETEAMING WITH ROB THOMAS, OUT AUG. 18
August 11, 2021
|From Santana’s forthcoming, star-studded album Blessings and Miracles, “Move” also features the vocal talents of American Authors|
|Multi-Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced that the first single from his star-studded, masterful new album, Blessings and Miracles, is “Move,” the much-anticipated reteaming of the music legend and guitar icon with famed Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas. |
The knockout track, with also features the vocal talents of American Authors, will be released to radio on August 18, ahead of the full-length album, which will be issued worldwide via BMG on October 15.
Music fans have breathlessly awaited another pairing of Carlos Santana Rob Thomas, whose 1999 multiple Grammy-winning smash “Smooth” became a worldwide staple – and the two performers have smashed all expectations and turned in a new classic.
“‘Move’ came about was very much like how ‘Smooth’ happened,” says Santana. “It was like divine intelligence behind the scenes, and I just knew I had to record it with Rob. The song is about awakening your molecules. Ignite and activate yourself – you know, move. When Rob and I work together, we have a sound that’s splendiferous.”
Right out of the gate, the song is a winner. Santana’s vibrant opening guitar licks set things ablaze, and then we’re off on a grinding, grooving, swaggering, swaying and altogether breathtaking mix of pop and Latin rock with sure-fire hooks for days. Thomas is dynamic, sensual and utterly magnetic, and he’s ably backed by the punchy vocal talents of American Authors (especially the band’s Zac Barnett, who takes the lead spot in the second verse). Santana matches these supreme performances as only he can, with scintillating solos that explode with tectonic force. A lively horn section hits from all sides, and the song is highlighted by a hyper-drive chorus that defies inertia.
Ahead of the release of Blessings and Miracles, Santana and his band will mark their long-awaited return to the concert stage after a year off. On August 25, Santana will resume their multi-year residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas (shows run from August 25 thru September. 4, with additional dates from November 3 thru December 11).
Santana’s Blessings and Miracles tour begins on September 11 at the Borgata Spa & Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, and will make stops in Richmond, VA, Orlando, Augusta, Tulsa, and more before it concludes on October 2 at the Choctaw Grand Theater in Durant, OK.
August 4, 2021
Legendary Grammy award-winning artist and guitarist Carlos Santana has signed a new global recordings deal with BMG to release his star-studded, upcoming full-length studio album Blessings and Miracles. The debut single from the album is expected later this month.
For more than five decades, Carlos Santana has been the visionary force behind genre bending artistry, from the earliest days of his band, Santana, as a ground-breaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and beyond.
Santana said, “I am honored to partner with BMG to release Blessings and Miracles. I would like to thank everyone at BMG for sharing our collective commonality-vision to touch people’s hearts with energy, conviction and integrity. Now more than ever, we need songs and melodies to remind us that we are significant, meaningful and that life is full of blessings and miracles.”
Michael Vrionis, President/Universal Tone Management, said, “All of us at Universal Tone Management are honored and excited to partner with BMG on Carlos’ upcoming album, Blessings and Miracles. This album is sure to be a huge success with an all-star lineup of singers, writers, and the timeless grooves of Carlos Santana. These songs will add to the endless list of eternally relevant masterpieces created by one of the greatest guitar players of all time.”
Thomas Scherer, BMG President Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles and New York, said, “We are honored to welcome the transcendent Carlos Santana and his team to BMG. Santana’s sound is a universal language with his guitar resonating deep inside your core. Listening to and feeling this album is an embrace of the source from where we all come from. Blessings and Miracles is full of joy, and we are grateful to be his partner in spreading this musical treasure to his fans and new fans everywhere around the world.”
To date, Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys, with a record-tying nine Grammys for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for ‘Smooth’). He has received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013).
Among many other distinctions, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time; and has joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two bands to have an album reach the Top 10 in every decade since the 1960s. In 2018, he released his first MasterClass, and recently celebrated three epic milestones – the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album Supernatural, the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock, as well as the 50th anniversary of his iconic album Abraxas. His most recent album, Africa Speaks (2019), was called his “best record in decades” (NPR) and was ranked among “the fiercest albums in Santana’s 50-year career” by The New York Times.
Santana will continue his concert residency at the House of Blues Las Vegas this summer and fall.COMMENT
SANTANA PART OF “WE LOVE NYC: THE HOMECOMING CONCERT PRODUCED BY NYC, CLIVE DAVIS AND LIVE NATION” TO BE HELD AT CENTRAL PARK ON AUGUST 21
July 28, 2021
Tickets will become available on Monday, August 2nd at 10 A.M. at NYC.Gov/HomecomingWeek
We are excited to announce that Santana will take part in the “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert” on August 21, 2021. Gates for the event will open at 3 p.m. EST on Saturday, Aug. 21. The concert will begin at 5 p.m. EST and air live worldwide exclusively on CNN. Reserve tickets for We Love NYC starting Monday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. – Citi Cardmembers have access to a special presale starting Thursday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Other artists include: Jon Batiste, Andrea Bocelli, Kane Brown, LL COOL J, Lucky Daye, Earth Wind & Fire, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Cynthia Erivo, Jimmy Fallon, Wyclef Jean, Journey, The Killers, Gayle King, Don Lemon, Barry Manilow, the New York Philharmonic, Polo G, and Rob Thomas
Click here for more information.https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00005AF7CC9048C1COMMENT
July 3, 2020
Due to scheduling conflicts, Santana is unfortunately unable to reschedule their postponed 2020 European tour dates for 2021.
Ticket holders will receive an email from Santana.com regarding their order refund, and Santana will make every effort to return to Europe soon!COMMENT
May 12, 2020
As the world looks to heal and we all take steps towards a new normal, a decision has been made to postpone the May 2020 Santana performance dates at House Of Blues Las Vegas. Refunds will be issued from original point of purchase. For more information, please visit: https://livemu.sc/2vQAUhc.
“On behalf of Carlos and the entire Santana Organization, I would like to thank you all for your continued support. We are all in this together and we will come out of this stronger than ever. We look forward to seeing you all soon and bringing the music of Santana back to Las Vegas soon,” said Michael Vrionis, Universal Tone Management/Santana.COMMENT
May 12, 2020
LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2020) – We regret to announce that due to public health concerns and European travel and performance restrictions, Carlos Santana is postponing the European tour dates of his upcoming Miraculous 2020 World Tour.
“It is with great disappointment that I have to inform our fans that we are cancelling our upcoming Europe Tour. Many countries have made the decision to restrict public gatherings in excess of 1,000 people to curb the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). While we deeply regret this unfortunate circumstance, the safety of our fans is the main priority for the Santana Organization. We will keep you all informed of new performance dates as they are made, and will make every effort to return to Europe soon. Thank you all very much for your understanding,” said Michael Vrionis, President of Universal Tone Management.COMMENT
February 21, 2020
“Twenty years have passed since Carlos Santana made music history by tying Michael Jackson’s record for most Grammy Awards won in a single ceremony. And even though his head was spinning that night, he still remembers how unusual it was. “On the actual night, I kept making fun of it, saying, ‘I feel like a doggy retrieving a frisbee,’” the guitarist says now. “I kept going back and forth, back and forth.” “
Read the full interview on Rolling Stone now!COMMENT