Carlos Santana maps out international performances
Following his intimate Las Vegas shows early next year, Carlos Santana will head to the Middle East and South Africa for a few concerts before returning stateside again.
The guitar virtuoso, who earlier this month (12/8) received a Kennedy Center Honors Award, has eight performances of his Las Vegas show, "Greatest Hits Live: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow," through Feb. 1. He then makes a Feb. 20 appearance at the Dubai International Jazz Festival before heading to South Africa for four concerts.
Santana returns to the U.S. for four Southeast shows, beginning April 23 in Nashville, TN, and wrapping up May 2 in Hollywood, FL.
Santana most recently released "Shape Shifter" in May 2012 via his own Starfaith Records label. The 11-song album is mostly instrumental, with one track featuring the vocals of Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay.
22 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
24-26 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
29-31 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
1 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
**20 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Dubai International Jazz Festival
24-26 - Cape Town, South Africa - GrandWest\'s Grand Arena
1 - Johannesburg, South Africa - FNB Stadium
23 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
27 - Saint Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
29 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
2 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live
3 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Coliseo de Puerto Rico