LEGENDARY: Carlos Santana will play Cape Town Stadium

Legendary Latin guitarist Carlos Santana is headed to South Africa early in the new year.

The award-winning muso will be performing at the Cape Town Stadium on 11 April 2018 and in Joburg on 13 and 14 April.

The Mexican-American star, who first became famous in the late 1960s with his band Santana, pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music.

The 70-year-old’s first Top 10 hit Evil Ways stayed on the Billboard chart for two years and was soon followed by two more classics and Billboard No.1 albums Abraxas (Oye Como Va, Black Magic Woman) and Santana III (No One to Depend On, Everybody’s Everything).

Having sold over 100 million records to date, Santana has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is listed in the top 20 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone.

In 2013, Carlos received the 2013 Kennedy Centre Honours Award.

He headlines at a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

Local Afrofusion group Mango Groove will be Santana’s special guests.

The South African band’s career has spanned an exciting and turbulent time in the history of the country.

Since the iconic multi-platinum release in 1989, the band, together with its charismatic lead singer Claire Johnston, has gone on to become a household name.

Mango Groove have sold over a million albums.

Tickets for Cape Town show from R405 to R1 060.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am from Computicket or www.bigconcerts.co.za.

If you want to go larney, fork out R2 995 for a platinum and R3 495 for a gold ticket, which includes a fully staffed suite facility, prime viewing seated suite ticket, a stocked complimentary bar, a three-course buffet meal and parking.