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  SANTANA - “Live Your Light Tour”
 Monday, December 10, 2007
 Live in Dubai Festival City

Dubai, UAE, 10 December 2007: Mirage Promotions is proud to announce that guitar icon and Grammy winning, recording legend Carlos Santana will perform at Dubai Festival City (15.000 Capacity Outdoor Arena) on February 15th 2008 as one of Dubai Shopping Festival’s key events. This will be Santana’s first ever, and exclusive, Middle East performance.

SantanaWith in excess of 90 million record sales to date, The "Live Your Light" tour will showcase some of Santana’s greatest hits from over the years and once again provide the public an incredible opportunity to see one of the world’s most prolific and successful artists live in action. Always providing a memorable experience, Santana’s concerts remain high on the wish list of most music fans, irrespective of genre.

Santana is currently back in the music headlines with his latest single "Into the Night" (featuring vocals from none other than chart topping act Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger) and greatest hits release Ultimate Santana (SONYBMG). The single itself has received critical acclaim and is now climbing the charts internationally.

"Santana is one of the most requested artists here in the Middle East" says Mirage Promotions Managing Director Elissa Murtaza - "finding a suitable venue capable of providing the best possible concert experience is now a real challenge in Dubai and we are very pleased to have Dubai Festival City supporting us in hosting 15.000 Santana fans in what will be a memorable Dubai event, with great access road systems, parking facilities and a fantastic back drop to the show provided by the Creek itself - it’s good to have big shows back by the Creek!" says Thomas Ovesen, General Manager Mirage Promotions.

As a Key Event of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2008 the Santana event will be staged on the premises of the main DSF venue, Dubai Festival City forming the basis of the collaboration between Mirage Promotions Dubai Shopping Festival and of course Dubai Festival City that is sure to create regional excitement. "DSF office always thrives to embrace world class events as part of its endeavour to meet the high expectations of its millions of annual visitors. We are very proud to be associated with a musical concert of such international calibre. Mr. Santana is surely one of the great musical icons of our times and will fit perfectly with our multicultural audience in Dubai". Commented Yousif Mubarak, DSF Director of Events, Operations and Services.

"We are thrilled to host one of the most highly anticipated concerts to Dubai," said Tom Miles, Senior General Manager Retail, Dubai Festival City. "Grammy Award winning international musical star Carlos Santana is set to awe crowds at Dubai Festival City in February ’08. This will most certainly be a once in a lifetime experience."

Santana’s many hits include: Samba Pa Ti, Corazon Espinado, Oye Como Va, Black Magic Woman, Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas), Maria Maria (feat. The Product G&B), The Game Of Love (feat. Michelle Branch), Put Your Lights On (feat. Everlast), Just Feel Better (feat. Steven Tyler) and many, many more!

After more than 40 years on the world stage, Carlos Santana is at a new pinnacle in his career, more vital and relevant – and more exposed on radio, TV and the Internet – than ever before. At the essence of it all is a signature sound that is unique and instantly identifiable. With his lifetime of achievement and dedication to music, every move that Santana makes is nothing less than a multi-cultural event – the soundtrack for the world. Santana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Ever active in social and humanitarian causes Carlos and Deborah Santana, his wife of more than 30 years, launched their Milagro Foundation in 1998, the culmination of decades of support for countless charities and non-profit agencies the world over. With over $2 million in grants to date, Milagro supports organizations promoting the welfare of underserved children in the areas of health, education, and the arts.

Santana will perform at Dubai Festival City in a strictly limited 15.000 pax only arena – ticket prices start at AED 295 but you can get 10% discount if you pay with your MasterCard – tickets and event details will be available from Thursday December 6th. 23.59 on www.santanadubai.ae. The Santana concert is a Key Event of DSF 2008 and the first concert to be staged in Dubai Festival City – right next to the new Festival Centre!

This event is supported by Dubai Festival City, Dubai Shopping Festival, Intercontinental Hotel Dubai, Grand Cinemas, AME Info, Orbit, Melody TV, OK!, Emirates Today, Dubai Eye and Dubai 92.

SANTANA - Live in Dubai
15th February 2008 – Dubai Festival City

Ticket Outlets

Online ticket sale from www.santanadubai.ae will start Thursday December 6th at 23:59. A limited amount of offline ticket will be available from Virgin Megastores in UAE and Hard Rock Café Dubai. (Offline tickets on sale TBC)

Ticket Prices*
Standing - AED Seating - AED
The Cage Standing AED 995 Grand Stand Seating AED 395
Front Pit Standing AED 395
Regular Standing AED 295
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