Carlos Santana has lined up a six-date tour of Latin America, beginning April 1 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Carlos Santana has lined up a six-date tour of Latin America, beginning April 1 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The trek will also visit Panama, Costa Rica and El Salvador before concluding with two Mexican shows in Mexico City and Guadalajara.
The activity comes as Santana is completing work on his new, as-yet-untitled studio album, due in the spring via Arista. "The album has some amazing Santana band songs and some tight collaborations with guest artists that you will surely hear on your favorite radio stations this summer," reads a message on his official Web site.
"I'm going to complete the next Santana album with [BMG chairman/CEO] Mr. Clive Davis," Santana told Billboard in August. "Right now we're collecting songs. It's like [the 1999 album] 'Supernatural.' What we did was we crafted songs like glass slippers, and then we find the Cinderellas."
The upcoming set will be the follow-up to 2002's "Shaman," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here are Santana's tour dates:
April 1: San Juan, Puerto Rico (Coliseo de Puerto Rico)
April 4: Panama City, Panama (Figali Convention Center)
April 6: San Jose, Costa Rica (Estadio Saprissa)
April 8: San Salvador, El Salvador (Estadio Magico Gonzales)
April 10: Mexico City (Palacio De Los Deportes)
April 12: Guadalajara, Mexico (Plaza de Toros)