London’s 1960s rock n roll revival – Carlos Santana to play Wembley Arena! It has been three long years since Carlos Santana and his band last played in the UK, so news that the great South American guitarist is playing at Wembley Arena on 19 July this year will undoubtedly leave Santana fans will be jumping for joy.
Playing just the three gigs in Britain – London, Manchester and Birmingham – should ensure a complete sell out as fans travel from far and wide to see the legendary band. News that Carlos Santana is to play Wembley Arena will certainly please Santana fans.
The band has sold 90 million albums worldwide and has performed to more than a 100 million people. Not only have Carlos and his band won ten Grammy awards but they are constantly voted into the top twenty of the world’s greatest guitarists list.
Carlos Santana’s most recent album ‘Shape Shifter’ features no lyrics, although it is the album from the nineties which surprisingly became Carlos Santana’s ‘masterpiece.’ With a back catalogue containing many legendary tracks, such as ‘Oye Como Va,’ ‘Black Magic Woman’ and ‘Samba Pa Ti,’ it was hard to imagine that songs this popular and epic could ever be topped.
Thirty years after Santana had wowed the world at the Woodstock festival, he brought out the album ‘Supernatural.’ In fact the last number one song of the twentieth century was the single ‘Smooth,’ off the Supernatural album.
As nearly all of the world’s sixties stars grow into their seventies it is probably wise to see them while you can as barely a month goes by now without one of the 1960s legends sadly passing away.
It has to be said that London certainly looks set for a 1960s musical revival this summer with no other than the Rolling Stones strutting their stuff in Hyde Park in July, shortly followed by Carlos Santana.
Let us hope that both the Stones and Carlos are around for another decade or so, so we can catch them performing in their 70s or even 80s! For the meantime though, these great performers are playing in London this July and are concerts not to be missed.