Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced he will hit the road with his band across North America this fall for the Blessings and Miracles tour. The 15-date celebration will mark Santana’s return to the stage after a year off and include a Sunday, Sept. 19 concert at Hertz Arena in Southwest Florida.
The Blessings and Miracles tour begins on Sept. 11 at the Borgata Spa & Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, and will make stops in Richmond, Orlando, Augusta, Tulsa, and more before it concludes on Oct. 2 at the Choctaw Grand Theater in Durant, OK. Tickets went on sale to the general public June 18 at Santana.com or www.HertzArena.com.
Santana will perform high energy, passion-filled songs from their 50-year career, including fan favorites from Woodstock to Supernatural and beyond. The band (which also features Santana’s wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, on drums) will also debut incredible new songs from a much-anticipated upcoming full-length album entitled Blessings and Miracles.
Santana is also currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, with new dates beginning Aug. 25 and additional dates in November and December.
For more than five decades – from Santana’s earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco – Carlos Santana has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries. To date, Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys, with 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”).
e has 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 distinctions, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time;” and has joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two bands to have an album reach the Top 10 in every decade since the 1960s. In 2018, he released his first MasterClass, and recently celebrated three epic milestones – the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album Supernatural, the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock, and the 50th anniversary of his masterpiece Abraxas.
His most recent album, the powerful, energy-infused Africa Speaks (2019), inspired by the sounds and rhythms of Africa, was called his “best record in decades” (NPR) and was ranked among “the fiercest albums in Santana’s 50-year career” by The New York Times.