BY GEORGE VARGA, THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire are teaming up for a joint summer tour that comes 46 years after they first joined forces for a 1974 tour of Europe. Dubbed the Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour, it will mark the first time the two bands have shared the stage in the United States.
Their 2020 concert trek will open June 19 at Chula Vista’s North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, just south of San Diego, and conclude Aug. 29 at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Fla. All dates and cities appear below, along with ticket information.
“It is a great joy and honor to co-share music with the magnificent elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. We look forward to delight, joy and ecstasy!” said Santana’s leader and namesake, Carlos Santana, in a statement issued Tuesday morning.
The Chula Vista venue where the tour will begin is barely 5 miles from the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where he came of musical age as a teenager playing in nightclubs and strip bars. In 1969, after moving to San Francisco, Carlos Santana led his band at the famed Woodstock festival in upstate New York.
Santana and his band were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, two years before the 2000 induction of the groundbreaking R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire.
Presales for Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire fan club members begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. and conclude Thursday at 10 p.m.
A pre-sale for Citi card members runs from noon Wednesday until 10 p.m. Thursday, while a Spotify, Live Nation and Ticketmaster presale will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour” dates
Concerts within a few hours’ drive of Northeast Pennsylvania are highlighted below.
- Friday, June 19, Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
- Saturday, June 20, Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium
- Tuesday, June 23, Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
- Wednesday, June 24, Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
- Friday, June 26, Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
- Saturday, June 27, George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
- Tuesday, June 30, Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
- Wednesday, July 1, Denver, CO Pepsi Center
- Friday, July 3, Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
- Sunday July 5 Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
- Tuesday, July 7, Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — St. Louis, MO
- Wednesday, July 8, Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
- Friday, July 10, Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center
- Saturday, July 11, Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — Chicago, IL
- Sunday, July 12, Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater Summerfest Grounds
- Wednesday, Aug. 5, Burgettstown, PA S&T Bank Music Park
- Thursday, Aug. 6, Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
- Saturday, Aug. 8, Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
- Sunday, Aug. 9, Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
- Tuesday, Aug. 11, Montreal, QC Centre Bell
- Wednesday, Aug. 12, Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
- Friday, Aug. 14, Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
- Saturday, Aug. 15, Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
- Sunday, Aug. 16, Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
- Wednesday, Aug. 19, Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
- Thursday, Aug. 20, Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
- Saturday, Aug. 22, Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
- Sunday, Aug. 23, Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
- Tuesday, Aug. 25, Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
- Wednesday, Aug. 26, Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
- Friday, Aug. 28, West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds
- Saturday, Aug. 29, Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds