Santana to rock SA in 2014

2013-11-08 00:00

MEXICAN guitar-playing legend Carlos Santana may have jumped the gun a bit when he announced on his Facebook page that his group, Santana, will perform in South Africa next year.

By yesterday, more than 6 500 people have indicated they like this news.

Even before the promoters could announce the concerts, the 66-year-old legend said they were very happy to confirm two performances in South Africa.

The post lists Cape Town’s Grand West Casino on February 25 and 26 and Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on March 1. Justin van Wyk, managing director of Big Concerts, confirmed Santana’s announcement. Van Wyk said Santana had been very specific on limiting ticket prices to ensure that all his fans can afford to go to a show.

Rock magazine Rolling Stone lists Carlos Santana as the 15th best guitar player, based on his legacy of making Latin rhythms and jazz part of mainstream rock.

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