Carlos Santana goes big in years that end in “9” and 2019 is no different, as the “Smooth” superstar plans to celebrate the anniversaries of Woodstock (1969) and his landmark album “Supernatural” (1999) with a major tour set to wrap up at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.
Santana’s “Supernatural Now” Tour is set to kick off on June 22 in Phoenix and run through Aug. 25 when he plays in Wantagh. The Doobie Brothers will open all the shows on the tour.
Santana is also planning to release plenty of new music this year — an EP “In Search of Mona Lisa” on Jan. 25 and a full album, produced by Long Beach native Rick Rubin, which doesn’t have a release date yet.
“We’re always moving forward, and we have incredible new songs and melodies that will inspire you,” Santana said in a statement. “I feel like a 20-year-old on stage playing with this band, and they deliver on every song. When we hit the stage, we know we will touch your heart and make you dance, sing, cry, laugh and leave your baggage behind. The shows will be well balanced between the hits of yesterday, today and tomorrow…with energy!”
Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Jan. 25 through Live Nation.
Santana also announced that he plans to play the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. “It is an honor to celebrate the anniversary of this historic event and return to that sacred ground once again in August,” he said in a statement. “I have a lot of ideas about the anniversary and how to honor those who are no longer with us to celebrate. It is going to be an inspiring summer and we invite you to join us and celebrate life!”