Santana to Perform Intimate Dates at The Fillmore in San Francisco, May 20-21, Specially Spotlighting Their Forthcoming 2-CD Compilation Multi-Dimensional Warrior DUE OUT AUGUST 5, THE SET BOASTS 28 CAREER-SPANNING TRACKS HAND-PICKED BY

CARLOS SANTANA

EUROPEAN LEG OF SANTANA'S 'LIVE YOUR LIGHT' 2008 WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE

20 IN THE U.K.; WEST COAST NORTH AMERICAN LEG BEGINS SEPTEMBER 6 IN AUBURN,

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    SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, May 20 and Wednesday,
 May 21, Santana will return to the city in which they formed over four
 decades ago to perform two special concerts at The Fillmore in San
 Francisco. An extraordinary opportunity to see Santana live in an intimate
 venue, the dates come on a break in-between the just-wrapped east coast
 North American leg of Santana's 2008 "Live Your Light" World Tour and the
 European leg, which begins June 20. The shows will feature the band
 spotlighting tracks from their forthcoming 2-CD compilation
 Multi-Dimensional Warrior (Columbia/Arista/Legacy). The career spanning
 anthology, set for release August 5, will present twenty-eight tracks
 personally selected by Carlos Santana.
 
     Carlos Santana and the original line-up of the Santana band first
 played The Fillmore in 1968. Then under the auspices of legendary promoter
 Bill Graham, the venue was at the heart of the era-defining San Francisco
 music scene of the day. Their set received an epic ovation, and accelerated
 Santana's evolution from Bay Area icons to a globally renowned act, a
 transformation that came into dramatic focus during their incendiary set at
 Woodstock the following year.
 
     Forty years later, after performing live to well over 100 million
 people worldwide, Santana's celebration of Multi-Dimensional Warrior at The
 Fillmore is perfectly suited for a project that looks back over the long
 arc of the band's enduring history. Carlos has called the double-CD set "a
 love letter to his fans," and in choosing material for it, emphasized album
 cuts and personal favorites that call forth the band's hypnotic musical
 power and give deeper insight into Santana's complex creative journey.
 
     Multi-Dimensional Warrior is evenly divided between tracks with vocals
 and fully instrumental compositions, with the former comprising Disc One,
 and the latter, Disc Two. Spanning 1970 to 2004, it is the first
 compilation to include selections from Santana's three major label
 associations: Columbia, Polydor/Polygram and Arista/BMG. Carlos Santana
 supervised new overdubs for five of the tracks, personally laying fresh
 guitar lines on "Spirit" and "Right Now."
 
     Previously, Santana's most recent album release was 2007's Ultimate
 Santana, the only single-disc retrospective spanning the Rock and Roll Hall
 of Famers' recent albums for Arista and signature classics from their
 seminal Columbia years. In addition to the 2008 hit single "Into The
 Night," a new track featuring Chad Kroeger on vocals, the compilation's
 previously unissued material includes a version of "The Game Of Love" with
 Tina Turner singing lead. Other highlights include the #1 GRAMMY-winning
 smash "Smooth," featuring Rob Thomas, as well as "Oye Como Va," "Black
 Magic Woman" and "Evil Ways."
 
     Following their two Fillmore dates, the band will prepare to return to
 the road -- and much larger venues -- for the remainder of their 2008 "Live
 Your Light" World Tour.
 
     For more information and a complete tour itinerary, log on to
 
 
http://www.santana.com

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