The trek will kick off on March 7 in Miami, Florida, with a string of US dates taking the band through 10 cities within 12 days. Some of the stops include Nashville, Oklahoma City, as well as the leg’s final date in Corpus Christi, Texas on March 19.
The group will then head down to Mexico for a four-date mini tour, including two gigs featuring the legendary Journey, also known as the former members of Carlos’ backing band, as an opening act.
An eight-night residency in Las Vegas at the iconic House of Blues will keep the band busy throughout May, while the summer will be marked by a stretch of European dates, taking the act through Italy, Austria, France, UK, Germany, and more.
Finally, the band will hit the States once again in August for two performances in Canandaigua and Boston.
Carlos Santana Cheap/Discounted Tickets 2015
Carlos Santana Tour Schedule 2015
#Mar 07, 7:00PM, Miami (FL), Trump National Doral#
#Mar 08, 8:00PM, Saint Petersburg (FL), Mahaffey Theater At The Progress Energy Center#
#Mar 10, 8:00PM, North Charleston (SC), North Charleston Performing Arts Center#
#Mar 11, 7:30PM, Nashville (TN), Ryman Auditorium#
#Mar 14, 8:00PM, Memphis (TN), Orpheum Theatre#
#Mar 15, 8:00PM, Birmingham (AL), BJCC Concert Hall#
#Mar 17, 8:00PM, Oklahoma City (OK), Civic Center Music Hall#
#Mar 18, 8:00PM, Grand Prairie (TX), Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie#
#Mar 19, 8:00PM, Corpus Christi (TX), Selena Auditorium#
#May 20, 7:00PM, Las Vegas (NV), House Of Blues#
#May 22, 7:00PM, Las Vegas (NV), House Of Blues#
#May 23, 7:00PM, Las Vegas (NV), House Of Blues#
#May 24, 7:00PM, Las Vegas (NV), House Of Blues#
#May 27, 7:00PM, Las Vegas (NV), House Of Blues#
#May 29, 7:00PM, Las Vegas (NV), House Of Blues#
#May 30, 7:00PM, Las Vegas (NV), House Of Blues#
#May 31, 7:00PM, Las Vegas (NV), House Of Blues#
#Jul 20, 9:00PM, Verona (Italy), Arena Di Verona#
#Jul 21, 9:30PM, Pisa (Italy), Piazza Del Duomo#
#Aug 13, Time TBA, Scranton (PA), Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain#
#Aug 15, 8:00PM, Canandaigua (NY), Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center#
#Aug 18, 7:30PM, Boston (MA), Blue Hills Bank Pavilion#
#Aug 23, 8:00PM, Holmdel (NJ), PNC Bank Arts Center#
#Aug 26, 7:30PM, Baltimore (MD), Pier Six Concert Pavilion#
Santana is globally-renowned Latin rock band led by legendary guitarist and founder Carlos Santana. The band was founded in 1966 and had featured a whopping number of over 70 musicians in its roster throughout years. The revolving door mechanism of lineup changes left Carlos the band’s focal figure, as well as the main songwriter and mastermind of all operations.
The band’s debut self-titled album saw its release in 1969, instantly captivating the crowd with a signature blend of Latin music, rock, pop, and blues, ultimately selling over 2 million copies in the US alone.
The band’s first No. 1 album, “Abraxas,” was released in 1970, featuring Santana’s breakthrough hit “Black Magic Woman.” Although many credit Carlos as the tune’s author, the song was actually written by early Fleetwood Mac frontman Peter Green. With over 5 million units sold, the record still stands out as one of the group’s top sellers.
Throughout the ’70s, the band kept releasing successful efforts, including their second No. 1 album, the double-platinum “Santana III” and 1977’s “Moonflower,” also certified double-platinum in the States.
The plethora of musicians that came and went made it difficult to keep track of the band’s musicians, although it is argued that the “classic” lineup was the one featuring Santana, keyboardist Gregg Rolie, percussionist Marcus Malone, second percussionist Michael Carabello, drummer Michael Shrieve, future Journey mastermind Neal Schon on guitars, and Benny Rietveld on bass guitar.
After a somewhat brief stint in the early ’70s, the classic roster was reunited in 2013.
From the mid-’80s through the late ’90s, Santana were mostly off the mainstream map, charted low and were on a brink of becoming an oldies act. But that’s when things changed, a lot.
In 1999, Santana released “Supernatural,” a juggernaut album that shook the pop world from its core and managed to establish Carlos and co. as one of the most successful acts of all time. Carlos brought in several guest vocalists and delivered such all-time favorites as “Smooth,” “Put Your Lights On,” “Corazon Espinado,” “Maria Maria,” and much, much more.
Interestingly enough, “Supernatural” debuted at No. 19 on the US Billboard 200 chart, but ultimately went on to No. 1 not only in the States, but 10 more countries across the world, selling a whopping number of over 30 million units worldwide.
Santana was back, and back in style. 2002’s “Shaman” also became a No. 1 success, selling over 2 million units in the States alone.
In total, Santana can boast with 23 studio albums, seven live albums, 32 singles and 21 compilation albums, all of which have sold over 100 million units worldwide. Add 10 Grammy awards to the mix and you’ve got yourself an all-time favorite and a true musical behemoth.
The band’s latest album, the double-platinum “Corazon,” saw its release in May 2014, proving that the Santana train has no intention of stopping yet. Catch ’em live while you can, because the boys are still hot as hotcakes.