Santana Pops the Question on Stage

Love is indeed in the air, well, at least at the Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on Friday night, July 9, when guitar hero Carlos Santana proposed to drummer Cindy Blackman after performing the fourth song from the show’s set list.

“Will you marry me?” was Santana’s very words to the drummer, who then said yes. It surely was a night not only filled with soulful rock jams but also with love, with the newly-engaged couple kissing and the crowd cheering.

Santana, who is always known to create songs that are soulful, inspiring and positive, has this to say about what driven him to pull a stop like that in the middle of his Chicago show:

“Being in love is a gift from the universe, and the spirit and vibrations that come with it are infinitely powerful. I look forward to expressing that incredible energy through my music, and in helping to tip the balance toward more love in the world with what Cindy and I share.”

This is Santana’s first engagement after being married for 34 years. Clearly for the rock icon, love is the most important thing other than material success, as he puts it, “It’s not for achievements or surviving this or transcending that. For example, for me right now … I’m in love”.

Santana and his crew will be hitting Ontario on the 14th and Montreal the day after before they step back into the US on July 17 with a show in New York. They will be spending the remaining days of July touring throughout the US till they return to Las Vegas in August and September for the artist’s residency show in Sin City.

2010 Carlos Santana Concert Tour
July 2010
14 – Ottawa, Ontario – Lebreton Flats Park
15 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
17 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
18 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
20 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
21 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
23 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
25 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
27 – Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Amphitheater
28 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
29 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
31 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-Ask Gary Amphitheatre

August 2010
1 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
25, 27, 28, 29 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel/Casino

September 2010
1, 3, 4, 5 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel/Casino