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Classic Rock Report Santana April 13

April 13, 20161 min
Most of Santana's original lineup will do the first of a handful of shows Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. They are performing in support of Friday's reissue of Santana 4. The band that made that album has reconvened for the occasion: Carlos Santana, singer-keyboard player Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve and percussionist Michael Carabello, joined by Journey guitarist Neal Schon, who was on hand for the band's third and fourth albums. Carlo Santana on what fans can expect from the Santana 4 lineup. "Chills, a lot of hope, surge. It's like putting your head in Niagara Falls [and the water] hits you in the back of your neck and it feels exhilarating. This is about energy. You know, a lot of bands our age are reduced to embers. We're still a tornado of fire. We show up and there's no embers here man. It's a vortex tornado of fire." Carlos Santana on what it means to perform at Madison Square Garden. "If you're in the times of the Romans, this is the Roman Coli

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