Thursday, June 16, 2016

AXS TV Premieres SANTANA IV, A Special One Night Only Concert Performance That Reunites The Legendary '70s Band, This Sunday, June 19, At 8pE/5pP

The legendary band Santana rocks on AXS TV, in the network premiere of the 2016 concert film SANTANA IV on Sunday, June 19, at 8pE/5pP. The unforgettable event will air as part of AXS TV's The 'Whole Lotta Love' Father's Day Marathon, which starts at 10aE and puts the spotlight on eight of the decade's most influential acts.

Filmed live at the world-famous House of Blues in Las Vegas, SANTANA IV captures a true landmark event with the same heralded lineup that exploded onto the scene at Woodstock. With Neal Schon added soon afterward, Santana IV radiates the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe. In April of 2016, Santana released their first studio album together since 1971's Santana III. Appropriately named Santana IV, the album picks up where they left off with 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band, explosive guitar work, incredible percussion, and a collection of songs that easily stands side-by-side with the group's treasured early work. This is the first time since 1973, that the Original Santana Band featuring: Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion), and Michael Shrieve (drums) has performed together for television.  Joining the core Santana IV band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with the legendary vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts.

Now, viewers can once again experience the signature sounds that defined an era and inspired generations of fans and artists, as this beloved band blazes through a high-energy set that includes trademark favorites such as "Black Magic Woman," "Oye Como Va," "Evil Ways," and "Soul Sacrifice," as well as brand new tracks from their latest hit album, SANTANA IV, which was released on April 15.

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