Santana Announces First North American Tour Dates; New Vocal Sensation Macy Gray to Open Initial Shows

Mar 29, 2000, 00:00 ET from Carlos Santana

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Boosted by the continued
 phenomenal success of his certified-Diamond Arista release, "SUPERNATURAL,"
 this year's 8-time grammy musician Carlos Santana and the Santana Band have
 announced the first leg of their 2000 North American Tour.  Scheduled to begin
 on July 20, the shows scheduled through August 16 will feature recent
 Grammy-nominee (for Best New Artist) Macy Gray as the opening act with
 Everlast completing this leg.  The complete list of dates and venues is:
     7/20           Coral Sky Amphitheatre            West Palm Beach, FL
     7/21           Ice Palace                        Tampa, FL
     7/22           Lakewood Amphitheatre             Atlanta, GA
     7/23           Blockbuster Pavilion              Charlotte, NC
     7/25           Walnut Creek Amphitheatre         Raleigh, NC
     7/26           GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheatre   Virginia Beach, VA
     7/28           Nissan Pavilion                   Washington, D.C.
     7/29-30        Jones Beach Amphitheatre          Wantagh, NY
     8/1            Tweeter Center                    Boston, MA
     8/4            E-Center                          Philadelphia, PA
     8/5            PNC Bank Arts Center              Holmdel, NJ
     8/6            Meadows Music Theatre             Hartford, CT
     8/8            Molson Center                     Montreal, Quebec
     8/9            Molson Amphitheatre               Toronto, Ontario
     8/11           Blossom Music Center              Cleveland, OH
     8/12           Riverbend Amphitheatre            Cincinnati, OH
     8/13           Pine Knob Amphitheatre            Detroit, MI
     8/16           Starlake Amphitheatre             Pittsburgh, PA
     8/18           Marcus Amphitheatre               Milwaukee, WI
     8/19           World Music Theatre               Chicago, IL
     8/20           Deer Creek Amphitheatre           Indianapolis, IN
     8/22           Target Center                     Minneapolis, MN
     Over the past 31 years, Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Carlos Santana
 and the Santana Band have built a growing audience that, today, spans
 generations all over the world.  His legacy includes 50 million albums and
 performances before an estimated 20 million people -- numbers that continue to
 grow.  Crossing all ethnic, geographic and political boundaries, Santana fans
 have claimed Carlos' music and universal message of compassion, love and
 understanding as their own.  In addition, he is a role model for Latinos and
 other Spanish-speaking communities around the world, and continues to support
 worthy causes that support education and the needs of children.

SOURCE Carlos Santana