Dubai Jazz Festival headliner Santana has announced the release date for the much‐awaited reunion album, SantanaIV!
April 15, 2016 marks the release date of Santana IV, the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early 70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). They ve named the album Santana IV because its designed as a follow-up to 1971s Santana III, which featured the same lineup, including percussion Karl Perazzo and bassist Benny Rietveld.
Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe. The first single entitled Anywhere You Want To Go will be released this coming February 5.
The multiple Grammy winner and global guitar music icon Santana will come to Dubai this coming February 26 as part of his worlwide Luminosity Tour 2016. He will be bringing to the audience his creative and fiery fusion of Latin rock with blues, jazz and world music at the 14th edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival® 2016 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.
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 1999s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for Smooth) as well as three Latin GRAMMYs. He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. And, with the 2014 release of Corazón, Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and is one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album for six consecutive decades from the 1960s on.
Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. In the fall of 2014, Carlos Santana released his memoir The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light. Its a profoundly inspiring tale of spiritual commitment and musical fearlessness that does not balk at finding the humor in the world of high-flying fame, nor at speaking plainly of Santanas personal revelations, and the divine and infinite possibility he sees in each person he meets.
Tickets are on sale exclusively from Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.ae or 800-TM-UAE at the following categories and prices: Regular Standing – AED 395, Golden Circle – AED 795, Fan Pit–AED 995 and VIP – AED 1,450.
For more information, visit www.dubaijazzfest.com
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As the most rewarded music event in the UAE receiving the What’s On Award for “The Best Festival” 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010, the Best Public Entertainment Event in The Middle East” for 2008 and the Best Marketing of An Event Award in 2009 at the EVENT 360 “, the Time Out Award for the Best Music Festival in 2010, the Ahlan! Best In Dubai Award as the Best Music Event for 2010, and with the recent Whats On Award for Favourite Festival 2015; the festival continues its tradition of finding new and improved ways to make the experience even more exciting for fans. The Dubai Jazz Festivals list of legendary musicians, Grammy award- winning artists, critically acclaimed jazz and contemporary groups, and pop sensations covers over 40 years of music history.
24 February 2016: Postmodern Jukebox 07:30PM–08:30PM; James 09:00PM–10:00PM; Toto 10:30PM–12:30 AM
25 February 2016: David Gray 08:00PM–09:30PM; Chris Botti feat. Sting 10:00PM–12:30AM
26 February 2016: La Bomba De Tiempo 08:30PM–09:30PM; Santana 10:00PM–12:30AM