Santana Schedules Spring U.S. Dates
A slate of spring East Coast concerts will precede Santana's previously announced European tour. The newly confirmed U.S. dates on the Carlos Santana-led band's All for One tour begin March 21 at theA slate of spring East Coast concerts will precede Santana's previously announced European tour. The newly confirmed U.S. dates on the Carlos Santana-led band's All for One tour begin March 21 at the Ice Palace in Tampa, Fla., and close out April 2 in Hampton, Va.
Tickets for three of the nine announced dates will go on sale this weekend via Ticketmaster. Friday (Jan. 25) will see ducats for the Tampa show up for grabs, while Saturday will find the April 1 Washington, D.C. and the April 2 Hampton, Va., shows made available.
Members of the Santana Fan Club will be offered tickets before they go on sale to the public. More information on the fan club can be found on the official Santana Web site.
The group's month-long European tour kicks off May 16, with the band scheduled to play concerts and festivals -- including Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park -- through a still to be determined June 16 show in Italy. Further U.S. dates are expected in the summer and fall, according to the Web site.
Sometime this year, Santana will release the follow-up to 1999's "Supernatural." That Arista set topped The Billboard 200, and spawned the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits "Smooth" featuring Rob Thomas and "Maria Maria" featuring the Product G&B. The set has sold just shy of 11 million copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan.
Here are Santana's confirmed tour dates:
March 21: Tampa, Fla. (Ice Palace; on sale Jan. 25)
March 22: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Mars Music Amphitheatre)
March 23: Orlando, Fla. (TD Waterhouse Centre)
March 25: Atlanta (Phillips Arena)
March 27: Greenville, S.C. (Bi-Lo Center)
March 29: Morrisville, N.C. (Entertainment & Sports Arena)
March 30: Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Coliseum)
April 1: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center; on sale Jan. 26)
April 2: Hampton, Va. (Hampton Coliseum; on sale Jan. 26)
May 16: Copenhagen (Parken Stadium)
May 17: Nurburging, Germany (Rock Am Ring)
May 18: Nuremberg, Germany (Rock Im Park)
May 20: Arnhem, Holland (Gelredome)
May 21: Paris (Palais Omnisports)
May 24: Essen, Germany (George-Meiches Stadion)
May 26: Hannover, Germany (Niedersachsenstadion)
May 28: Berlin (Waldbuhne)
May 31: Leipzig, Germany (Festweise)
June 2: Zurich (Letzigrund Stadium)
June 4: Budapest (Kisstadion)
June 5: Vienna (Schloss Schonbrunn)
June 9: London (Crystal Palace)
June 12: Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Monte De Gozo)
June 13: Madrid (Palacio Vista Alegre)
June 14: Barcelona (Palau Saint Jordi)
June 16: Italy (TBA)