Santana announces 'Supernatural Now' tour, 50 years after 1969 Woodstock gig

Carlos Santana and the pioneering Latin-rock band that bears his name will celebrate two landmark anniversaries on their 2019 “Supernatural Now” tour. It opens June 22 at Phoenix’s Ak-Shin Pavilion and concludes Aug. 25 at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y.

The tour includes a June 23 date at San Diego’s North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (which, until last fall, was known as Mattress Firm Amphitheatre) and a June 24 date at the Hollywood Bowl. The Doobie Brothers will open every show on the tour.

All of the dates appear below, along with ticket information.

The tour is timed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Santana’s breakthrough performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival. It will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Santana album, “Supernatural,” which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The album, fueled by the hit singles “Smooth” and “Maria Maria,” won a record-tying nine Grammy Awards in 2000, including Album of the Year.

“Both were monumental moments in my life,” Carlos Santana said in a statement released Wednesday morning to announce the tour.

“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. I cannot think of these two moments without thinking about Mr. Bill Graham and Mr. Clive Davis. They are two of many angels in my life that helped shape my career.”

The former Tijuana guitarist has previously stated his desire to perform at one of the two Woodstock 50th anniversary festivals. Both are planned for the weekend of Aug. 16-18 in upstate New York, one in Bethel — the site of the original Woodstock — the other in Watkins Glen.

However, Santana’s “Supernatural Now” tour itinerary has him and his band performing Aug. 16 in Darien Center, N.Y. and Aug. 18 in Holmdel, N.Y., with no show scheduled in between.

Even so, Santana told Rolling Stone Tuesday that he has decided to perform at the Aug. 16-18 Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival at the Bethel Woods Center. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Bethel Woods festival and Santana;s summer tour are both being produced by Live Nation, the world’s largest concert and live events promoter.

“It is an honor to celebrate the anniversary of this historic event and return to that sacred ground once again in August,” Santana, 71, said in his Wednesday statement.

“I have a lot of ideas about the (Woodstock) anniversary and how to honor those who are no longer with us to celebrate. It is going to be an inspiring summer and we invite you to join us and celebrate life!”

The tour will follow the Jan. 25 release of Santana’s new EP, “In Search of Mona Lisa,” which features his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, on drums.

A new album, produced by Rick Rubin is also in the works and at least one of the ticket options for the tour is a bundled package that includes a copy of the new album.

Tickets for all dates on the tour go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Jan. 25 at livenation.com and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at (800) 734-3000. An online pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. Jan. 24.

Tickets for the June 23 San Diego concert are priced from $39 to $373 each, plus service charges.

Santana “Supernatural Now” 2019 tour dates

6/22/19 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion

6/23/19 - San Diego, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

6/24/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl

6/26/19 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre

6/27/19 - Wheatland, CA - Toyota Amphitheatre

6/29/19 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre

6/30/19 - Portland, OR - Light Supply Amphitheater

7/2/19 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre

7/3/19 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center

7/6/19 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion

7/9/19 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater

7/11/19 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center

7/12/19 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

8/3/19 – St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center

8/4/19 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

8/6/19 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage

8/7/19 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center

8/9/19 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

8/10/19 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

8/11/19 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre

8/13/19 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion

8/14/19 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live

8/16/19 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater

8/18/19 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

8/20/19 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center

8/21/19 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre

8/23/19 - Saratoga, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center

8/24/19 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion

8/25/19 - Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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