Santana returning to Thailand

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Latin-rock guitar legend Carlos Santana is returning to Bangkok to perform a concert at Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on Wednesday, March 6.

Santana has visited Thailand on three previous occasions – enjoying sell out Bangkok shows in 1986, 2003 and 2011.  The guitar legend’s list of classic songs include smash hits Smooth, The Game of Love, Black Magic Women, Gypsy Queen, Oye Como Va, Jingo, Maria Maria, and more.

The show in March will also feature legendary Thai folk/rock band Carabao as special guests.  Carabao are avowed big fans of Santana and even paid tribute to the latin-rock legend in a special album entitled “Carabao Santana (Sam-Cha Latin)” in 1999.

Carlos Santana ‘live’ in Bangkok on March 6.Carlos Santana ‘live’ in Bangkok on March 6.

Carlos Santana has been widely praised as one of the most unique guitarists in the world.  For more than 40 years in the music industry, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide.  He has won 10 Grammy Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project – 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”).

In 1998, Santana was installed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose website notes, “Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock’s true virtuosos and guiding lights.”

With his 2010 release Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, Santana joined The Rolling Stones to become one of only two bands that has scored at least one Top Ten Album in each decade since the 1960s.

Tickets for the concert are on sale at all Thaiticketmajor outlets.  Ticket prices are 1,000/ 2,000/ 3,000/ 4,000 baht and 5,000 baht for the Gold Package.  For more information, call 02 262 3838 or log into www.thaiticketmajor.com.