Santana Signs On For Oscars, Summer Tour
Carlos Santana will team with Enrique Iglesias to perform the Oscar-nominated song of the year "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" (from "The Motorcycle Diaries") at the Academy Awards.Carlos Santana will team with Enrique Iglesias to perform the Oscar-nominated song of the year "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" (from "The Motorcycle Diaries") at the Academy Awards. As previously reported, Beyoncé, Josh Groban and Counting Crows will also perform songs nominated in the category at the event, which will be held Feb. 27 in Los Angeles.
Santana has also announced plans for a summer North American tour, which will begin May 30 in Tampa, Fla., according to his official Web site. The tour will hit arenas and amphitheatres before closing with festival performances at Taste of Chicago and Milwaukee's Summerfest.
As previously reported, the dates will be preceded by a tour of Latin America that begins April 1 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Santana is expected to release a new studio album this spring via Arista.
Tomorrow (Feb. 11), the artist will join Black Eyed Peas, James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Justin Timberlake, Macy Gray and Herbie Hancock for the Tsumani Benefit Peapod Jam, to be held at the Avalon in Los Angeles.
Here are Santana's North American dates:
May 30: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)
June 1: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
June 7: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
June 8: Philadelphia (Penn's Landing)
June 11-12: Atlantic City (Borgata Casino)
June 14: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
June 15: New York (Madison Square Garden)
June 17: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
June 18: Wallingford, Conn. (Oakdale Theatre)
June 21: Montreal (Bell Centre)
June 22: Quebec City, Quebec (Colisee Pepsi Arena)
June 24: Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)
June 25: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theater)
June 26: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
June 29: Minneapolis (Xcel Center)
July 2: Chicago (Taste of Chicago)
July 3: Milwaukee (Summerfest)