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
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,
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
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