Carlos Santana performs live during the first night of new show “Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits” at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel Wednesday, May 27, 2009.
Friday, May 29, 2009 | 7:25 a.m.
First impressions as Carlos Santana and his band settle into their residency at the Joint at the Hard Rock.
Carlos and company delivered on the promise of the title – “Supernatural Santana: A Trip through the Hits.” They played the favorites – from “Jingo” to “Into the Night” -- for almost two hours on Thursday night.
But this Vegas show seemed anything but formulaic. The band was cooking – particularly his industrial strength rhythm section – and Carlos was loose.
At first blush, it made me think this residency thing really could work. I’m going to ponder it and come back with a full review. But for now, I’m smiling.
The Joint The Joint, which holds 4,000 people, features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, a state-of-the-art sound system and a superior video system.
It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.
The Joint has been the venue for concerts by Paul McCartney, Prince, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue hosted Vegas’s first rock n’ roll residency, "Supernatural Santana: A Trip through the Hits," and in February 2012, Vegas’s first hard rock residency, "Mötley Crüe in Sin City." In 2011, the venue welcomed "Tiësto In Concert," a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.
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