Santana Shares Thoughts On Reuniting With Original Lineup
As a longtime fan, there’s nothing that can excite you more than learning about Santana’s overdue reunion with his original lineup. Yes, he released a very successful solo album that reached more than 10 million copies in sales. But who can forget Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabello, Neal Schon and Michael Shrieve? They may have went their separate in 1973 but we have all longed for them to get back together, make another iconic album and go back on the road.
I guess dreams do come true. Though there are no talks of any tour happening yet because of other members’ commitments (Schon with Journey and Rollie with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band), we’re still mighty glad they came up with Santana IV. It’s definitely something we’re all looking forward to.
“We got a second chance, we know more, we feel more,” Santana says. “It took nearly 45 years to reignite this chemistry. Because it’s really chemistry that we’re talking about.”
After this, who knows what will happen next? But like what Shrieve said: “…if it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen, just like this whole thing.”