Santana will be heading on tour this summer with special guests the Doobie Brothers. The three-month, 29-date North American jaunt will commemorate two of Carlos Santana's milestone career moments — the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking, multiple Grammy-winning album Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of his career-launching appearance at Woodstock.
The trek, dubbed, the “Supernatural Now” tour kicks off on June 22nd in Phoenix, Arizona's Ak-Chin Pavilion and wraps on August 25th in Wantagh, New York at Jones Beach Theater. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning January 25th via LiveNation.com.
Carlos Santana said in a statement announcing the summer tour: “We’re always moving forward, and we have incredible new songs and melodies that will inspire you. I feel like a 20-year-old on stage playing with this band, and they deliver on every song. When we hit the stage, we know we will touch your heart and make you dance, sing, cry, laugh and leave your baggage behind. The shows will be well balanced between the hits of yesterday, today and tomorrow — with energy!” The Doobie Brothers added: “We look forward to sharing the stage with Santana and have an incredible set lined up for audiences. It's going to be a great tour.”
Carlos Santana recently announced a new recording deal with Concord Records. Santana will issue his first new project on the label on January 25th with the release of the EP titled, In Search Of Mona Lisa. A new studio album produced by Rick Rubin is scheduled for sometime this summer. We asked Santana what advice he would give to budding musicians: “Don't pay attention to the business. Pay attention to life. People need water. People need air. People need music. And if you're a good musician, if you play piano at Nordstrom's and they fire you because nobody buys anything when you're playing, because they're all looking at you? (laughter) — that's a badge of honor (laughter).” :
June 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion June 23 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre June 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl June 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre June 27 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre June 29 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre June 30 – Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater July 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre July 3 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center July 6 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion July 9 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater July 11 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center July 12 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre August 3 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center August 4 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre August 6 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage August 7 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center August 9 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center August 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center August 11 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre August 13 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion August 14 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live August 16 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater August 18 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center August 20 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center August 21 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre August 23 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center August 24 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion August 25 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Source: Pulse of Radio