VEGAS MUSIC ROUNDUP: Santana Extended Instead of Canceled, Sphere Phishing

Posted on: September 19, 2023, 10:42h. 

Last updated on: September 19, 2023, 06:44h.

MGM Resorts International has extended Carlos Santana’s “Supernatural” residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.

Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana performs on May 7 in The Woodlands, Texas. (Image:

Santana’s 15 new dates are: January 24, 26, 28, and 31; February 2-4; and May 10, 11, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, and 23. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 23, via Ticketmaster.

The extension comes despite the anger the guitar legend stoked by uttering anti-trans comments during a concert over the summer.

When God made you and me, before we came out of the womb, you know who you are and what you are,” the 76-year-old rocker told the crowd at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Etess Arena in Atlantic City.

Santana added: “Later on, when you grow up, and you see things and you start believing that you could be something that sounds good, but you know it ain’t right because a woman is a woman and a man is a man — and that’s it.”

Santana posted an apology on his Facebook page a day after a video of his comments made the rounds on social media, stating that his comments “don’t reflect that I want to honor and respect all person’s (sic) ideals and beliefs.”

However, another day after that, he deleted his apology.

Phish is hotly tipped for a future Sphere residency. (Image: Phish)

Go Phish

According to reports, Phish is the second front-runner — after the Eagles — for a future Sphere residency. The jam band recently wrapped a run at New York’s Madison Square Garden, which, like the Sphere, is owned by MSG Entertainment.

Phish singer Trey Anastasio was the first to test out the Sphere’s immersive audio system for an acoustic solo show he performed at New York’s Beacon Theatre in August 2022.

Strait to Allegiant

Country music superstar George Strait will serenade Allegiant Stadium on Dec. 7, 2024. Tickets for the show go on sale to the public Friday, September 22 at 10 a.m. PT.

Carrie Underwood has added 18 2024 concerts to her “Reflection” residency at Resorts World Theatre. They are March 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, and 16; May 22, 25, 26, 29, and 31; June 1; and August 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, and 24. Tickets and a limited number of VIP packages are on sale now through

Wynn Nightlife’s “Ultimate Race Week” series, running during the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, will bring Marshmello to XS Nightclub on November 15. The Chainsmokers on November 16, Swedish House Mafia on November 17, and Calvin Harris (with late-night sets by Diplo and Dom Dolla) on November 18. RÜFÜS DU SOL and Black Coffee close out the weekend on November 19.

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