Carlos Santana Talks “Super Bowl 50” Lip-Syncing & Classic Band Reunion

carlos-santanaCarlos Santana Wanted Live Vocals at Super Bowl 50 Half-Time

The folks who loved the Super Bowl’s halftime show this year might not be asking, was it lip-synched?

Carlos Santana certainly is.

In his statement sent to CBS and the NFL he said, “We would have rocked the halftime show and done the SF Bay Area proud. This is just an invitation for you to consider iconic bands as part of your halftime entertainment. Real live music, real live vocals, and give the audience real live chills.”

The word is Chris Martin of Coldplay sang live but the bands instruments didn’t seem plugged in but Beyonce and Bruno Mars? Well, that is another story.

Last weekend’s Super Bowl 50 was at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco and Santana urged the organizers that local would have been better, “I do feel compelled to point out to you that the halftime show should have included some of the local iconic bands that the world would have loved to see perform. Bands like Metallica, Steve Miller, Journey and yours truly.

Santana is set to reunite a version of the band going back to 1971 and Santana III featuring lead vocalist and keyboardist Gregg Rolie, guitarist Neal Schon, percussionist Michael Carabello and drummer Michael Shrieve. They will release Santana IV on April 15th. Santana will start thier tour on Feb 26 in Dubai. They will also share dates with Schon and Journey in April. – by John Beaudin

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SANTANA LUMINOSITY TOUR 2016

Feb 26: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, UAE

Feb 29: Bangkok Impact Arena, Thailand

Mar 03: Honolulu Blaisdell Arena, HI

Mar 05: Kahului Maui Arts & Cultural Center, HI

Apr 05: Washington Warner Theatre, DC

Apr 06: Washington Warner Theatre, DC

Apr 07: Verona Turning Stone Resort Casino, NY

Apr 09: Upper Darby Tower Theatre, PA

Apr 10: Poughkeepsie Bardavon, NY

Apr 13: Madison Square Garden, NY (With Journey)

Apr 15: Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena, CT (With Journey)

Apr 16: Allentown PPL Center, PA (With Journey)

Apr 18: Quebec City Centre Videotron, QC

Apr 19: Montreal Bell Centre, QC

Apr 21: Kingston Rogers K-Rock Centre, ON

Apr 22: Rama Casino Rama, ON

Apr 23: Windsor Caesars Colosseum, ON

May 18: Las Vegas House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay, NV

May 20: Las Vegas House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay, NV

May 21: Las Vegas House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay, NV

May 22: Las Vegas House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay, NV

May 25: Las Vegas House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay, NV

May 27: Las Vegas House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay, NV

May 28: Las Vegas House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay, NV

Jul 08: Slupsk Dolina Charlotty Resort, Poland

Jul 16: Schlossplatz at Jazzopen Stuttgart Festival, Germany

Jul 17: St Julien En Genevois Guitare en Scene Festival, France

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