Carlos Santana cancels Vegas residency dates in December after health procedure

The legendary guitarist cancelled all December dates at House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LAS VEGAS – Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has canceled all December 2021 dates of “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live” at the House of Blues stage inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas as he recovers from an unscheduled procedure.


Michael Vrionis, President, Universal Tone Management, released a statement on the canceled performances.

“I regret to inform you that the Santana band has canceled the remaining December 2021 performances at The House of Blues in Las Vegas. Iconic band leader Carlos Santana had an unscheduled heart procedure that impacted his performance in Las Vegas. Carlos is doing fantastic and is anxious to be back on stage soon. He profoundly regrets that this ‘speed bump’ necessitated the cancellation of his upcoming performances. He is looking forward to seeing you all very soon.”

Santana shared a video message in which he explained that he had experienced chest discomfort on November 27 and asked his wife and bandmate Cindy Blackman Santana to take him to the hospital.

“Just wanted to share with you some clarity with specificity what’s been going on with my physicality,” he said in the video. “There’s been rumours flying around here and there about this and that. So, I’m here to just crystallize and make it clear. Last Saturday I had an incident where I asked my wife Cindy to take me to the hospital ’cause I had this thing happening in my chest.”

“So, when we went there we found out that I needed to take care of it,” he added. “So I am, and so I’m going to be taking time out for a little bit to make sure I replenish and I rest and catch up with my health so that when I play for you I would play the way I’m used to and give you 150 percent. I wouldn’t show up unless I can do that. So other than that, I hope you and your family are enjoying good health, peace of mind, and joy. I know I will. Thank you for being a fan, and your oneness, and your caring. Peace.”

Santana looks forward to returning to perform at the House Of Blues in January 2022, according to a released statement.

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