Santana Extended in Vegas Music Roundup Despite Transphobia and Sphere Phishing Incidents

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

Last updated on: September 19, 2023, 10:43h.

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

The 15 new dates are: Jan. 24, 26, 28, and 31; Feb. 2-4; and May 10, 11, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, and 23. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, via Ticketmaster.

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

The extension comes in spite of the anger the guitar legend stoked in the transgender community with comments he uttered during a concert over the summer in Atlantic City.

“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.

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.”

A joint response from San Francisco Pride executive director Suzanna Ford and president Nguyen Pham read: “The fact that (Santana) used his incredible platform, onstage, to spew hate underscores the gravity of perpetuating misinformation in a society where gender’s spectrum is well-established.”

Santana posted an apology on his Facebook page a day after video of his comments made the rounds on social media. 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 frontrunner — 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. And 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 perform at Allegiant Stadium on Dec. 7, 2024. Tickets for the show go on sale to the public Friday, Sept. 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 Aug. 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 Nov. 15. The Chainsmokers are next on Nov. 16, then Swedish House Mafia on Nov. 17, and Calvin Harris (with late-night sets by Diplo and Dom Dolla) on Nov. 18. RÜFÜS DU SOL and Black Coffee close out the weekend on Nov. 19.

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