Clive Davis, CCO of Sony Music, and Carlos Santana hosted a private VIP listening event on Wednesday, August 25th to unveil Santana’s brand new album, GUITAR HEAVEN…THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL, out on Arista Records on September 21. Below are Santana (left) and Davis (right) before the evening’s festivities. PHOTOS: LESTER COHEN/WIREIMAGE
After the listening, Santana (far left) gave a special performance of his Vegas residency show, "Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits", where he was joined by superstar guest vocalists, Chris Daughtry (2nd from left), India.Arie, and Gavin Rossdale, who are all featured on Santana’s new album.
India.Arie joined Santana on the new album’s first single “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and sang the song with him on stage during the event.
Gavin Rossdale, who also appears on Santana's new song “Bang A Gong” also helped perform the song at the event.
After the event, the organizers and performers caught up for a photo. From left are: Olivia Harrison, widow of George Harrison; Davis; Santana; Arie; Rossdale; Daughtry; EVP/GM, RCA Music Group, Tom Corson; and Santana’s manager, Michael Vrionis.