Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Allman Brothers and Santana announce summer shows

The Allman Brothers and Santana are teaming up for six special co-headlining concerts this summer.

The dates kick off July 22 at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Lake, NY, and wrap July 30 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.

Tickets for the six dates begin going on-sale May 4.

"It is a delight and an honor to finally share the stage, and the music, with Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and The Allman Brothers Band," says Carlos Santana. "This is something that we've hoped to make happen for many years."

These special concerts follow the first leg of U.S. dates on Santana's Shape Shifter Tour 2012.

Previously, Santana and The Allman Brothers have only intersected at major festivals.

"We've all looked forward to doing this for a very long time,” says Gregg Allman. Earlier this year, The Allman Brothers were honored with a special Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Santana's tour dates with The Allman Brothers follow the May 15, 2012 release of “Shape Shifter,” their latest album—and the first for Carlos Santana's new label Starfaith Records.

In addition to the Santana double-bill, The Allman Brothers have announced a series of summer shows – for the full list, visit the band’s site here.

Allman Brothers / Santana
2012 summer tour dates

Jul 22 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Lake, NY *
Jul 24 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY *
Jul 25 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
Jul 27 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga, NY
Jul 28 - The Comcast Theatre - Hartford, CT *
Jul 30 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD

* Allman Brothers close the show

The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band

Allman Brothers Band – Statesboro Blues
Beacon Theater – New York City – March 17, 2012

See also:

Gregg Allman cleared by doctors to begin book tour
Gregg Allman delays book tour for heart tests
Gregg Allman autobiography due May 1
Allman Brothers Band announce 2012 Beacon Theatre dates
Allman Brothers Band to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Gregg Allman receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Gregg Allman cancels tour dates for medical reasons
Gregg Allman gets book deal
Gregg Allman talks Low Country Blues
VIDEO: Gregg Allman on A&E Private Sessions
VIDEO: Gregg Allman rocks Letterman
Allman Brothers Band 1971 archive rerelease set for January
Gregg Allman’s 1st solo album in 14 years due in January