Contact Us

Carlos Santana Announces 2012 North American Tour

Carlos Santana
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Legendary rocker Carlos Santana will be hitting the road this summer for seemingly the 236th time in his illustrious career. Last week, he announced the first series of dates in support of his upcoming album, ‘Shape Shifter,’ which will be released on May 15 on his own Starfaith label.

Billed as Carlos Santana and the Santana Band, the guitarist announced ten dates in the United States and Canada in July, with shows split between sheds and casinos. These concerts are in addition to Santana’s two-year residency at the House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, which begins on May 2. Road warrior that he is, we can expect more dates to be announced soon.

After spending the past 12 years making star-filled crossover albums, ‘Shape Shifter’ puts the emphasis back where it belongs, on Santana’s guitar playing. Twelve of its 13 songs are instrumentals, which means Rob Thomas, Macy Gray and are thankfully nowhere to be found. Santana has dedicated ‘Shape Shifter’ to the American Indians.

Carlos Santana and the Santana Band North American Tour

7/7 – Hinckley, Minn.
7/9 – Highland Park, Ill.
7/12 – Kettering, Ohio
7/13 – Mount Pleasant, Mich.
7/14 – West Toronto, Ontario
7/15 – Clarkston, Michigan
7/17 – Boston, Mass.
7/18 – Gilford, N.H.
7/20 – Atlantic City, N.J.
7/21 – Atlantic City, N.J.

Best of Kool 101.7

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KOOL Gang quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KOOL Gang contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.