Santana to Embark on Summer European Tour With the Salvador Santana Band - Featuring Carlos' Son - As Opening Act

Also Planned: 3 Sneak Santana Dates at SF's Warfield & 2 Fall '04

Dates at LA'S Greek Theatre

Carlos Santana Participated in Quincy Jones' May 16 'We Are The Future'

All-Star Global Humanitarian Event and Concert in Rome, Italy

May 27, 2004, 01:00 ET from Santana

    LOS ANGELES, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlos Santana and the Santana Band's
 Summer 2004 European tour kicks off July 2 in Amneville, France.  The
 full-scale continental sweep includes 17 dates throughout the month of July,
 ending with a large arena show on the 25th in Schwaebisch, Germany; in
 between, the tour will touch down in Denmark, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, The
 Netherlands, and Switzerland as well.  Included in the itinerary are two dates
 at the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival on July 13 and 15, the latter as
 part of a multi-artist program titled "Hymns: Songs For Love And Peace."
     The 2004 summer European tour marks an exciting first for Santana as they
 welcome the inaugural appearance of the Salvador Santana Band as their opening
 act, starting with Montreux.  Carlos and Deborah Santana's son Salvador -- a
 Cal Arts student -- formed the group with a nucleus of close friends,
 including three he's known since they were together in high school at San
 Francisco's School of the Arts.  With Salvador on keyboards, the young band
 spotlights a primarily instrumental fusion of contemporary idioms including
 jazz, rock and hip-hop.  While nothing is planned, as the tour unfolds,
 intergenerational Santana jams are a distinct possibility.
     Prior to the tour, Santana will play three sneak shows at San Francisco's
 wonderfully restored Warfield Theatre on June 22, 23 and 24.  Originally
 opened in 1922 as a golden era movie palace, the 2,700 capacity Bill Graham
 Productions-run venue offers a rare opportunity to see Santana in an intimate
 setting.  The first of the three nights is a special concert exclusively for
 Official Santana Fan Club Members -- tickets are available now via a
 password-protected link on (log on for further information).
 The remaining two dates went on sale to the general public May 9.  Following
 the tour, Carlos and the Santana Band will also perform two smaller-scale Los
 Angeles, CA dates, scheduled for September 30 and October 1 at the Greek
     Just last Sunday, May 16, Carlos -- renowned for his philanthropic work in
 addition to his artistry -- participated in the all-star line up for Quincy
 Jones' global humanitarian event, concert, and telecast/webcast "We Are The
 Future" at Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy.  Others on hand included Alicia
 Keys, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Muhammad Ali, Angelina Jolie, and Oprah
 Winfrey.  Organized by Jones' Listen Up Foundation, the benefit event and
 ongoing "We Are The Future" programs have a mission of improving the lives of
 children around the globe victimized by conflict.  And, guided by Jones'
 belief that "Peace is possible around the world, and children are the answer,"
 of empowering young people everywhere to take action and have a voice in their
 own future.
     To lend his support, music icon Carlos Santana took a break from the
 recording of his third album for Arista Records, and the 38th of his career.
 The disc, which is being executive produced by industry legend Clive Davis,
 follows up 2002's acclaimed #1 album Shaman, and the 1999 international
 blockbuster Supernatural, which won a record-breaking nine GRAMMYs, including
 Album of the Year, and Song of the Year, for "Smooth."  Since he first
 exploded onto the global stage with his incendiary performance with Santana at
 the original Woodstock in 1969, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana has
 been a world-celebrated artist, and has sold upwards of 55 million albums
 throughout the course of his career.
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                             SUMMER 2004 TOUR DATES
      June 22-24                San Francisco, CA      (Warfield Theatre Dates)
      and this fall:
      September 30-October 1    Los Angeles, CA        (Greek Theatre)
      European Tour
      July 2                    Amneville, France
      July 3                    Aurich, German
      July 4                    Roskilde, Denmark
      July 6                    Bonn, Germany
      July 7                    Frankfurt, Germany
      July 9                    The Hague, Netherlands
      July 10                   Bocholt, Germany
      July 11                   Freiburg, Germany
      July 13 & 15              Montreux, Switzerland
      July 17                   Naples, Italy (free show)
      July 18                   Pistoia, Italy
      July 20                   Zagreb, Croatia
      July 21                   Budapest, Hungary
      July 23                   Prague, Czech Republic
      July 24                   Wuerzburg, Germany
      July 25                   Schwaebisch, Germany

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