LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas resident and Ten time GRAMMY®-Award winning rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Carlos Santana and his band SANTANA will be performing at a once in a lifetime concert event in Guadalajara, Mexico (in his native state of Jalisco) on December 14th at the Vicente Fernandez Arena, with a star-studded cast of musicians, all celebrating their Latin music heritage. Confirmed celebrity performances at the concert include Chocquibtown, Gloria Estefan, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Juanes, Miguel, Nina Pastori, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Salvador Santana, Soledad, Diego Torres, among others. More celebrity performances will be announced.
Santana is currently headlining at a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas with shows now going on thru November 17th. On December 8th, Carlos Santana will be awarded the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Award.
This concert is a homecoming for Carlos and a festive kickoff event to mark his forthcoming album project close to his heart entitled CORAZON. In addition to the superstars performing at the December 14th show, Lila Downs, Ziggy Marley, and Romeo Santos will also be joining Santana on this star-studded album project CORAZON -- release date and more to be announced soon.
"I am truly elated to be involved in Carlos' first ever Latin Themed CD," Michael Vrionis, Santana's manager and President of Universal Tone Management, said. "This project will have world wide appeal and features some of today's most popular artists. The music will take you on a journey that you have never experienced before. We are thrilled to be able to share this project with the world soon."
CORAZON, the concert and album project brings Carlos back to his birthplace, in the city of Autlan, just south of Guadalajara and celebrates Carlos' love of his musical heritage, as well as showcases Carlos' own personal influence on Latin music and on today's generation of Latin superstars. Many genres of Latin music are represented in these collaborations including pop, rock, salsa, hip-hop, folk, reggae, traditional and bachata.
SANTANA is currently in the studio in Las Vegas – where he's in his second year of residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – recording many of these superstar collaborations for CORAZON with producer Lester Mendez at the helm. CORAZON is a joint album release between Sony Latin Iberia and RCA Records. The album is executive-produced by Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Santana's longtime collaborator and Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment, and Afo Verde, Chairman and CEO for Sony's Latin Region, Spain and Portugal.
For forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYS for a single project for 1999's Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Smooth"). He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), and received the Billboard Latin Music Awards' Lifetime Achievement honor (2009). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." Celebrating the chart debut of Guitar Heaven (Arista) in 2010, Santana joined the ranks of the Rolling Stones as the only musical act in chart history to score at least one Top 10 album in every decade beginning with the 1960s.
For tickets and more information regarding the concert, visit www.ticketmaster.com.mx.
SOURCE Carlos Santana