Carlos Santana and his eponymous band have lined up more than 30 tour dates for 2003, ranging from a handful of U.S. appearances to a swing through Australia and New Zealand and a Sept. 27 finale in L

Carlos Santana and his eponymous band have lined up more than 30 tour dates for 2003, ranging from a handful of U.S. appearances to a swing through Australia and New Zealand and a Sept. 27 finale in London. Currently, the trek is set to begin Feb. 12 in Laredo, Texas, the first of four shows in the state --and from there will play 10 dates throughout March and April in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

The itinerary picks up Aug. 27 in Helsinki and proceeds to 16 additional European cities. Santana and company are touring in support of their latest Arista album, "Shaman," which debuted in October at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 964,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan. The single "The Game of Love" featuring Michelle Branch is No. 5 this week on the Billboard Hot 100.

Before all of the 2003 action gets underway, Santana, Branch, and Willie Nelson will make previously announced appearances Wednesday (Dec. 11) at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo. The event will honor former U.S. president Jimmy Carter.

Here are Santana's tour dates:

Dec. 11: Oslo (Spektrum)
Dec. 16: London (Astoria)
Feb. 12: Laredo, Texas (Laredo Entertainment Center)
Feb. 14: San Antonio (Alamodome)
Feb. 15: Grand Prairie, Texas (Next Stage)
Feb. 18: Houston (Compaq Center)
Feb. 21: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
March 20: Adelaide, Australia (Memorial Drive)
March 21: Wellington, New Zealand (WestpacTrust Stadium)
March 22: Auckland (North Harbour Stadium)
March 24: Brisbane, Australia (Entertainment Centre)
March 27: Sydney (Centennial Park)
March 30: Adelaide, Australia (Memorial Drive)
April 2: Perth, Australia (Burswood Dome)
April 5: Melbourne (Myer Music Bowl)
April 8, 11: Singapore, Singapore (venue TBA)
Aug. 27: Helsinki (Hartwall Arena)
Aug. 29: Stockholm (Globe)
Aug. 30: Oslo (Spektrum)
Sept. 2: Hamburg (Color Line Arena)
Sept. 3: Erfurt, Germany (Messehalle)
Sept. 5: Berlin (Max Schmelling Halle)
Sept. 6: Cologne, Germany (Cologne Arena)
Sept. 8: Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy)
Sept. 10: Vienne (Stadthalle)
Sept. 12: Paris (Palais Omnsiports)
Sept. 15: Zurich (Hallenstadion)
Sept. 17: Munich (Olympiahalle)
Sept. 20: Rome (Paleur)
Sept. 21: Milan (Fila Forum)
Sept. 23: Baracaldo, Spain (venue TBA)
Sept. 24: Madrid (venue TBA)
Sept. 27: London (Wembley Arena)