This October, legendary guitar virtuoso, Carlos Santana will create magic on stage for his countless fans in Delhi. The global sensation is the international headlining act for F1 Rocks™ with Vladivar, and will be performing at the GALGOTIAS UNIVERSITY Campus Greater Noida, on Sunday, the 28th of October. F1 Rocks™ is a distinctive musical event which has witnessed some of the key international music acts at Formula 1™ events across the world and India is at the heart of this excitement with leading names from the International music scenario. F1 Rocks™ comes together through the joint efforts of F1 Rocks™ and Vladivar India's first ever premium dual-flavoured vodka from United Spirits Limited. The event is produced by DNA Entertainment Networks PVT. LTD.
According to spokesperson USL, Ashok Capoor, President and Managing Director, United Spirits Ltd., “We strive everyday to create new milestones be it in business or in engaging with our consumers or fans. Carlos Santana’s performance at F1 Rocks™ with Vladivar will create memories, which will be cherished for a lifetime. Vladivar endeavors to provide unparalleled refreshing experience to its consumers. This makes it a natural fit for Vladivar to come together with F1 Rocks™ for Santana to create an unequalled riveting performance.”
T. Venkat Vardhan, Managing Director, DNA Networks says, ““Carlos Santana’s music spans over four decades, being a multi-Grammy Award winner, he is a perfect fit to headline this year’s F1 Rocks™ - as also to bring mainstream music in the popular genre of Rock music to a wider fan base in India”
Ahead of his first ever live performance in Delhi, Carlos Santana said, “I feel inspired, grateful and honoured to be performing in India. I am looking forward to the colours, textures and sounds of this beautiful country. I am sure that it will be a pleasure to meet Indian music enthusiasts and present my music live to them for the very first time.”
Carlos Santana’s band line up for his India concert includes Congas - Raul Rekow, Drums- Milton Chambers, Percussions - Karl Perazzo, Bass- Benjamin Rietveld, Vocalist -Anthony Lindsay, Trumpet - William Ortiz, Rhythm Guitar – Thomas Maestu, Trombone – Jeffry Cressman, Keyboard – David Mathews. Carlos Santana is accompanied by his wife Cynthia Blackman Santana on this India tour.
Santana’s line up for his India gig includes his Latin-infused, multi-genre hit singles – Black Magic Woman, Smooth, Evil Ways, Dance Into The Night, Oye Como Va, Maria Maria, While My Guitar Gently Sweeps and many more. One of the only two music acts to have ever scored at least one Top Ten Album in Billboard History, Santana will rock Bangalore. Santana will perform selections from his old and new albums, as well as classics from the group's more than four-decades-long career.
Santana has sold more than 100 million records and has reached more than a 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, the Legend has won 10 Grammy Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project, 1999’s Supernatural (including ‘Album of the Year and Record of the Year for ‘Smooth’). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana received Billboard Latin Music Awards’ 2009 Lifetime Achievement honour, and, he was bestowed Billboard’s Century Award in 1996. He has also been cited by Rolling Stones as #20 on the Magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. His latest Album Shape Shifter (2012) is the first for his new label, Starfaith Records. The 13-song set is an instrumental tour de force featuring tracks spanning from the 1990’s to the latest. One song also features singing by Santana's lead vocalists Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay.
Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic sound of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. This earned him a life-long relationship with artists across all genres of music, right from Jazz legends like BB King and George Benson, Contemporary artists like Joe Cocker, Michelle Branch, Macy Gray, Eric Clapton to today’s favourites like Chad Kroeger, Rob Thomas and Will I Am.