Santana's Summer 2005 'Embrace Your Light' Tour Radiates NYC's Madison Square Garden On June 15 Carlos And Deborah Santana To Make Special Appearance At Macy's NYC Herald

Square On June 15 For Carlos By Carlos Santana Shoe Line



Deborah Santana Will Be At Barnes & Noble/Lincoln Center

For A Special Signing Of Her Debut Book Space Between The Stars

On June 16, Carlos To Introduce



    NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY(R)-winning Rock and Roll Hall of
 Famer Carlos Santana and the Santana Band's Summer 2005 "Embrace Your Light"
 tour arrives in New York City for a show at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday
 evening, June 15th.
     Earlier in the day (Wednesday, June 15), Carlos and Deborah Santana will
 make a special afternoon appearance at Macy's landmark Herald Square location
 for a reception and fashion show spotlighting the Carlos By Carlos Santana
 Shoe Collection.  A creative collaboration between the legendary musician and
 the Brown Shoe Company, the "Carlos" line of high-fashion women's footwear is
 inspired by Santana's vibrant spirit and artistry, as reflected in the shoe
 collection's rich colors and materials, unique styling and exciting details.
     The first 250 customers who make a Carlos By Carlos Santana shoe purchase
 at the event beginning today will receive a pass for an exclusive reception
 with Carlos and Deborah Santana and a special commemorative gift bag.  A
 portion of the proceeds from all sales of "Carlos" footwear benefits the
 Milagro Foundation, established by Deborah and Carlos in 1998.  Milagro (which
 means Miracle) supports organizations worldwide working with children and
 youth in the areas of the arts, education and health, and since its inception
 has granted close to $2 million.
     On Thursday, June 16, Carlos' wife and author Deborah Santana--who is
 enjoying great success on her own with her first book, SPACE BETWEEN THE
 STARS: My Journey to an Open Heart-will make an appearance with Carlos at
 Barnes & Noble's Lincoln Center store.  The occasion is a special signing of
 the audiobook version of Deborah's work, published by Random House Audio along
 with her hardcover edition. Mother of three, activist and manager of the
 Santana Band, Deborah Santana's memoir is a moving account of her life growing
 up in a biracial family, her adventures in the free-spirited 1960s, her
 thirty-two year marriage to Carlos Santana, and her own personal evolution.
     Carlos, along with son Salvador, composed the original music accompanying
 the audiobook edition of SPACE BETWEEN THE STARS, which features three
 exclusive Santana-penned songs as well as music by Deborah's father, blues
 pioneer and guitar legend Saunders King.  Deborah will also sign the hardcover
 edition of her acclaimed memoir, published by Random House's One
 World/Ballantine Books.  Barnes & Nobles' Santana event begins at 12:30PM at
 their store located at 1972 Broadway at 66th Street in Manhattan. Everyone
 attending the book discussion and signing will also have the chance to win a
 Paul Reed Smith guitar autographed by Carlos Santana.
     The "Embrace Your Light" Tour will also give fans the opportunity to
 experience the next generation of Santana music with performances by the
 Salvador Santana Band.  Led by Carlos and Deborah Santana's son Salvador, the
 SSB's fusion of hip-hop, jazz, Latin, rock and R&B will be featured on side
 stages at some shows and opening on the main stage at other dates including
 June 14 in Holmdel, NJ and June 19 in Wallingford, CT.  In addition to helming
 the SSB, Salvador also plays keyboards with the Santana Band throughout the
 tour.
     Following the completion of the "Embrace Your Light" Tour, Carlos Santana
 and the Santana Band's next North American itinerary begins with a September
 15 concert in San Jose, California. The date kicks off an almost two-month
 tour of the western United States also encompassing shows in Canada.
 Highlights include an October 26th event at Concord, CA's Chronicle Pavilion
 that will benefit the Milagro Foundation.
     Following up his landmark 1999 album Supernatural-now 25X platinum-and
 2002's acclaimed Shaman, Carlos Santana will release the 38th album of his
 extraordinary career, and his third for Arista, later this year.  The "Embrace
 Your Light" Tour features Los Lonely Boys as the opening act (their MSG set
 time is slated for 7:30PM) with Santana scheduled to take the stage at 9PM.
 The tour will continue through July 3.
     For more information, visit http://www.santana.com
 
 

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