Island Favorite Ten-time GRAMMY Award-winning Guitarist Returns to Hawaii
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016 – 8:00 PM, BLAISDELL ARENA
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016 – 7:30 PM, MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER
Legendary guitarist CARLOS SANTANA returns to Hawaii for the first time since standing-room-only shows of 2013, Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Blaisdell Arena and Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets for both concerts on sale now.
There is much aloha for CARLOS SANTANA in Hawaii. Of course, the iconic sound of SANTANA’s guitar is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures, however, equally as relevant to his island fans is the fact that throughout his impressive career SANTANA has been the visionary force behind creativity that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural, and geographical boundaries. His artistry is a captivating melting pot that reflects the island culture that is Hawaii.
Since SANTANA’S last performance in Hawaii, he released an album called “Corazon.” Produced by Lester Mendez in 2014, the album features collaborations with various singers like Gloria Estefan, Ziggy Marley and Cindy Blackman.
SANTANA’S first Top 10 hit, “Evil Ways,” stayed on Billboard’s chart for two years and was soon followed by two more classics — and Billboard #1 albums — Abraxas (“Oye Como Va”, “Black Magic Woman”) and Santana III (“No One to Depend On”, “Everybody’s Everything.”) To date, Santana has won 10 GRAMMY® Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project, with 1999’s blockbuster Supernatural (“Smooth”, “Maria, Maria”, “Wishing It Was”) which featured many tracks co-written by guest stars such as Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20, Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill, and others.
In 1998, the group was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose website notes, “Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock’s true virtuosos and guiding lights.” Among many other honors, CARLOS SANTANA received Billboard Latin Music Awards’ 2009 Lifetime Achievement Honor, and he was bestowed Billboard’s Century Award in 1996. He has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on the magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”—“Santana’s crystalline tone and clean arcing sustain make him the rare instrumentalist who can be identified in just one note.” And, with the 2010 release of Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, SANTANA joined The Rolling Stones as one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album in each decade from the 1960s on.
Presented by Marek Lieberberg in association with Ron Gibson Entertainment and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
When: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Prices: $59.00, $79.00, $99.00, and $149.00
Available: Tickets on-sale now at 9:00 AM at the Blaisdell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and Charge-By-Phone call toll free @ 1-800-745-3000. Service fee may apply.
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Doors: 5:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Prices: $65.00, $79.00, $89.00, $129.00, with a limited number of premium $149.00 tickets available
Available: On sale now at the MACC Box Office, Charge by phone at 242-SHOW and on-line at www.mauiarts.org.