To celebrate Carlos Santana’s brand new album, Clive Davis and Santana hosted a private VIP listening event at Vanity Nightclub inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Aug. 25. At the event, the duo unveiled Santana’s new album titled, Guitar Heaven… The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time by playing eight tracks. Three of the tracks played included collaborations with India.arie, Gavin Rossdale and Chris Daughtry, who were also there to support the album’s launch. Other celebrities at the event included Olivia Harrison wife to the late Beatles member, George Harrison; Santana band members; Bill Walton NBA Hall of Famer; Matt Serleticand Howard Benson track producers of Guitar Heaven…; Mary Wilson of the Supremes; Terry Fator ventriloquist and headliner at The Mirage Hotel & Casino and VIPs in the industry.
Later that night at The Joint, Santana treated fans to a special performance of Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits. In celebration of the official album launch, Guitar Heaven…, superstar guest vocalists India.arie, Chris Daughtry and Gavin Rossdaleperformed songs from the new album alongside Santana. Of the guest vocalists, india.arie took the stage first to sing the album’s first single, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” She then did a surprise tribute of Billie Holiday’s song “God Bless The Child.” Later that evening, Chris Daughtry had fans on their feet when he performed “Photograph” and Gavin Rossdale entertained the crowd with his rendition of “Bang A Gong.” Rossdale also sang “She’s Not There.” The crowd was peppered with celebrities showing their support for Santana such as Olivia Harrison, Bill Walton, Mary Wilson and Rick Harrison, from History Channel’s reality TV show, Pawn Stars.
Tickets are still available for Santana’s show at The Joint through Sept. 5. Ticket prices start at only $51 and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. For groups of 12 or more, call the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office at (702) 693-5220. For more information, visit www.supernaturalsantana.com, Carlos Santana’s Facebook page or The Joint’s Facebook page.