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Santana Shines
At MGM On His
1001 Rainbows Tour

 

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

David Matthews

David Matthews

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

Andy Vargas and Ray Green

Andy Vargas and Ray Green

Cindy Blackman Santana

Cindy Blackman Santana

Carlos Santan

Carlos Santan

Carlos Santan

Carlos Santan

Benny Rietveld

Benny Rietveld

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

Santana

Santana

Carlos Santan

Carlos Santan

David Matthews

David Matthews

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

Pauli Mijles

Pauli Mijles

Karl Perazzo

Karl Perazzo

Carlos santana

Carlos santana

Santana

Santana

Cindy Blackman Santana

Cindy Blackman Santana

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

June 26, 2023

Hall of Fame guitarist, Carlos Santana brought his 1001 Rainbows tour to MGM Sunday night and most of the crowd were up on their feet dancing from the first note.

The legendary guitarist played most of his biggest hits early in the set.  Opening the show with "Soul Sacrifice" which of course was made famous from his appearance at Woodstock, set the tone for the rest of the evening.

"Evil Ways," "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen" and "Oye Como Va" were played in succession and with perfection by his outstanding backing band. 

After that fantastic opening set, Carlos Santana addressed the crowd by thanking everyone for coming to the show and wishing everyone "good health, wealth and peace of mind."

Throughout the evening, Carlos let everyone on stage a chance to shine in the spotlight. Everyone got an opportunity to take an extended solo to show their prowess on their instrument.

Many songs were played from throughout the bands career, but most attention was paid to Santana III (4 songs) and his Grammy Award winning come back album Supernatural (5 songs). 

The main set ended with "Maria Maria" and "Foo Foo."

Carlos came back on stage and told the crowd, "I can tell when you're having fun! You're going Santana banana crazy!"  He then said, "We're gonna get down so you can get up."  With that, the band launched into a great cover of "Road House Blues" which segued into "Love, Peace and Happiness."

The over two hour experience came to a close with his number one smash, "Smooth."

Photos and review by Greg Drugan

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