SANTANA KICKS OFF LUMINOSITY TOUR WITH LONDON DATE AT EVENTIM APOLLO SATURDAY 3RD JULY
SANTANA KICKS OFF LUMINOSITY TOUR WITH LONDON DATE AT EVENTIM APOLLO – SATURDAY 3RD JULY
As part of his Luminosity Tour, Ten time GRAMMY®-Award and Three time Latin GRAMMY®-Award winning rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Santana has announced an intimate evening at London’s Eventim Apollo for Saturday 3rd July. The show kicks off the European leg of Santana’s 2016 Luminosity Tour, featuring music from Santana’s heralded career.
Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY ® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY ® Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”) as well as three Latin GRAMMYs. He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” And, with the 2014 release of Corazón, Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and, along with Barbara Streisand, is one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album for six consecutive decades from the 1960s on.
April 15, 2016, marks the release of Santana IV, a studio album that reunites the revered early ’70s lineup with Carlos, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Carabello, and Michael Shrieve. The album marks the first time in 45 years — since 1971’s multi-platinum classic Santana III – that the quintet has recorded together. The first single “Anywhere You Want To Go” is out now.
Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe. Joining the core Santana IV band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with the legendary vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts.
Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. 2014 also saw Carlos Santana release his New York Times Best Seller, “The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.” It’s a profoundly inspiring tale of spiritual commitment and musical fearlessness that does not balk at finding the humour in the world of high-flying fame, nor at speaking plainly of Santana’s personal revelations, and the divine and infinite possibility he sees in each person he meets.
Saturday 3rd July London Eventim Apollo, UK
Santana Luminosity Tour – 2016 Worldwide dates
Feb 26 Dubai Media City Amphitheatre – Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Feb 29 Impact Arena Bangkok, Thailand
Mar 03 Blaisdell Arena Honolulu, HI, United States
Mar 05 Maui Arts & Cultural Center Maui, HI, United States
Apr 05 Warner Theatre Washington, DC, United States
Apr 06 Warner Theatre Washington, DC, United States
Apr 07 Turning Stone Resort Casino Verona, NY, United States
Apr 09 Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA, United States
Apr 10 Bardavon Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Apr 13 Madison Square Garden New York, NY, United States
Apr 15 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT, United States
Apr 16 PPL Center Allentown, PA, United States
Apr 18 Videotron Centre Quebec City, QC, Canada
Apr 19 Bell Centre Montreal, QC, Canada
Apr 21 Rogers K-Rock Centre Kingston, ON, Canada
Apr 22Casino Rama, Rama, ON, Canada
Apr 23 Caesars Colosseum Windsor, ON, Canada
May 18 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV, United States
May 20 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV, United States
May 21 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV, United States
May 22 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV, United States
May 25 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV, United States
May 27 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV, United States
May 28 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV, United States
May 29 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV, United States
Jul 03 Eventim Apollo, London, UK
Jul 05 Accor Hotels Arena Paris, France
Jul 08 Dolina Charlotty Resort Slupsk, Poland
Jul 10 Bospop Festival Weert, Netherlands
Jul 12 Wiener Stadthalle Vienna, Austria
Jul 16 Stuttgart Schlossplatz – Jazzopen Stuttgart Festival, Stuttgart, Germany
Jul 17 Guitare en Scene 2016 Festival, St. Julien En Genevois, France
Jul 24 Starlite Marbella, Marbella, Spain
Jul 26 Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar, Porto, Portugal
Jul 27 MEO Arena Lisbon, Portugal
Santana IV will be released on April 15, 2016, on Santana IV Records and is distributed by Thirty Tigers/RED Distribution. It will be available for pre-order on Amazon. For the CD click here, and for the LP click here. The album will be CD, Double 180 Gram Vinyl with Download Card and Digital configurations.