Join Ben Fong-Torres and Carlos Santana Dec. 3 in San Francisco!

Suzanne Kai

Carlos Santana Booksmith Event 2014-12-3San Francisco

Join Ben Fong-Torres and Carlos Santana in conversation about Mr. Santana's new book THE UNIVERSAL TONE at the Castro Theater in San Francisco December 3., 2014!

Order your tickets today! 

Presented by The Booksmith

7:30 PM at the Castro Theater, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco

Tickets, $35 - $45,  available online at Brown Paper Tickets or by phone at 800-838-3006

Buy one ticket and receive Carlos Santana's latest book!

Or, you can buy two tickets and receive one book!

  PLEASE NOTE: This is not a concert!

For forty years and as many albums later, Carlos Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. A 10-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, 

This evening, he tells his story, in conversation with Ben Fong-Torres.

THE UNIVERSAL TONE is not just the history of a rock band that sold millions of albums. It is the story of an individual who is ceaselessly creative, spiritually focused and yet fearlessly part of a world that brought him fame and adulation and challenged his dedication to his music and to doing good.

Santana's memoir is filled with well-remembered historic details and visceral storytelling, beginning with his humble childhood in Mexico one can smell the food of his early youth in Autlán, growing up the son of a violin player and the scents of playing at the local El Convoy bar in Tijuana when he was just a teenager.

He also shares recollections of his emergence in the 1960s rock underground scene as a young adult after he moved to San Francisco and goes on to tell of his explosive later career success and reaching a new generation with the epic album Supernatural.

  Fun and funky, THE UNIVERSAL TONE traces the arc of a singular lifeyielding life lessons and inspiration to any reader and especially the millions worldwide who count themselves as Santana devotees. 

Ben Fong-Torres joined Rolling Stone in 1969, and since then has written for dozens of notable magazines including Esquire, GQ, Playboy, Mother Jones, and The New York Times. He is also known for his work as a broadcaster, a journalist with the San Francisco Chronicle, and as the author of nine books. In 2000, he was portrayed as a real-life character in the Cameron Crowe film, Almost Famous.