An Intimate Evening with Santana at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

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An Intimate Evening with Santana at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
The official grand opening of Santana’s new residency show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay is this Friday night, May 4, 2012, but photographer Erik Kabik had a chance to shoot their first performance on Wednesday, May 2 (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com)

These are photos of Carlos Santana and the band as they took the stage for the first time in their new home in Las Vegas.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

“I am deeply honored that our new home in Las Vegas is House of Blues at Mandalay Bay,” said Santana. “It will be a really special opportunity for everyone to share in the music together.”

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

For more than four decades and as many albums later, Carlos Santana has sold more than 90 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). In 1998, the group was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose web page on their induction notes, “Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock’s true virtuosos and guiding lights.” Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Ticket Information
Click for ticket  information about Santana’s show.  Exclusive VIP packages ranging from premium tables complete with Champagne and tantalizing culinary treats to more extensive dinner packages are offered at Crossroads Restaurant & Bar at House of Blues and the lavish Foundation Room.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Santana performs his first show at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.