Santana is first artist confirmed for one of the two Woodstock 50th fests
Santana has announced a tour with the The Doobie Brothers, which celebrates both the 20th anniversary of the album that made Santana famous among millennials, Supernatural (you know, the one with "Smooth" featuring Rob Thomas), and the 50th anniversary of his performance at the original 1969 Woodstock Festival. "Both were monumental moments in my life," Carlos Santana said. "Woodstock and Supernatural took me to places I never dreamed were possible. I embraced those incredible moments in my life with all my heart. Both were supreme lessons in maintaining focus, heart and integrity in every step every day and to strive to better oneself with a high standard on and off the stage."
According to a press release, the Supernatural Now Tour "will highlight songs from both his Supernatural and Woodstock eras" but "the setlist won't be a dedicated nostalgia trip." Santana also has an upcoming EP, In Search of Mona Lisa (due January 25), and a Rick Rubin-produced album coming after that, and they'll be performing new songs too.
To celebrate the Woodstock anniversary even further, Santana is the first artist confirmed for Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival, which happens at the site of the original Woodstock and celebrates the festival's 50th anniversary (it's not to be confused with Michael Lang's Woodstock 50, which happens in Watkins Glen the same weekend).
The Santana/Doobie Brothers tour includes other tristate area shows at Darien Center, NY's Darien Lake Amphitheater on 8/16, Holmdel, NJ's PNC Bank Arts Center on 8/18, Hartford, CT's XFINITY Theatre on 8/21, Saratoga, NY's Saratoga Performing Arts Center on 8/23, Camden, NJ's BB&T Pavilion on 8/24, and Wantagh, NY's Jones Beach Theater on 8/25. Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, January 25 at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.
Full lineup and ticket info for Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival coming soon.
Santana / The Doobie Brothers -- 2019 Tour Dates
June 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 23 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
June 26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 27 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
June 29 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
June 30 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
July 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
July 3 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
July 6 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
July 9 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
July 11 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
July 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 3 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
August 4 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 6 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
August 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
August 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
August 11 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 13 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
August 14 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 16 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 18 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 20 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 21 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
August 23 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 24 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
August 25 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater