Carlos Santana is one of the titans of rock and roll whose career and influence span decades and generations. Santana received his first lessons from a Tijuana guitar player and honed his skills while dishwashing and busking in San Francisco to make ends meet before he set out to become a full-time musician. Before there were Carlos Santana tickets and Santana tour dates, there was just the struggle to survive.
Now, over four decades later, Santana is a household name. He’s a Grammy winner and one of Rolling Stone’s "100 Best Guitarists of All Time." Since the band Santana blew the minds of the audience assembled at Woodstock with their 11-minute instrumental version of Soul Sacrifice, Santana has been pumping out hits like Evil Ways, Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va and their first two albums, Santana and Abraxas, are rock classics.
Santana has remained relevant in recent years by connecting with a new audience and pairing up with younger artists like Shakira, Everlast and Rob Thomas and other big names like Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Eric Clapton, Cee-Lo, Mana and Dave Matthews. Santana also has the rare distinctions of having performed on American Idol and being a playable character in the Guitar Hero series. In summer 2011, Santana will join forces with jazz guitar legend John McLaughlin at the Montreux Jazz Festival for show you won’t want to miss. See this icon live with Carlos Santana concert tickets and at Carlos Santana tour dates near you!