Santana at Hard Rock’s The Joint

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosts a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of The Joint,Las Vegas’ premiere concert venue. Legendary guitarist and resident headliner Carlos Santana, President of Morgans Hotel Group, Las Vegas and President and COO of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Randy Kwasniewski, President and co-CEO of AEG Live/Concerts West John Meglen, President of Sceno Plus Patrick Berge and Mayor Oscar Goodman were on hand to commemorate and celebrate this historic event.

Santana would become the first resident headliner rock band at the Hard Rock.AEG will be booking Hard Rock’s new Joint set to open this month, and the company is also responsible for booking the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. .

Santana is a legend with a pedigree that dates back to the tail end of the San Francisco psychedelic scene.

“Santana signed a two-year deal to do 36 shows a year in The Joint. … The first stint runs May 27-June 14; he is scheduled to return in September.

Tickets for the first engagement go on sale today. Prices before taxes and service fees are $79, $89, $129, $155, $229 and $299.

The top price is the most expensive to date for any Las Vegas show here for more than a one-night concert stop. But those 84 seats (out of about 3,000 for each show) at $299 each are in VIP suites; the $229 price is for 120 ‘VIP table seats’ on the same third level.”

The title of the show:  “Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits.”

As for Santana, to borrow the words of a contemporary, what a long strange trip its been from playing Woodstock to headliners in Vegas.

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