Santana In July

The master guitarist and his band announce a mid-summer excursion beginning in Minnesota.

It’s a good year for the fans, what with a slew of spring and fall Las Vegas dates for the “An Intimate Evening With Santana – Greatest Hits Live, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” residency starting at the House Of Blues May 2. Come July the band will leave its desert home away from home for a series of shows on the East Coast and in the heartland.

Plus, the new album, Shape Shifter, comprised of 13 instrumentals, arrives in stores May 15.

Here’s the rundown:

July 7 – Hinckley, Minn., Grand Casino Hinkley
July 9 – Highland Park, Ill., The Pavilion at Ravinia Park
July 10 – Kettering, Ohio, Fraze Pavilion For The Performing Arts
July 11 – Toledo, Ohio, Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
July 13 – Mount Pleasant, Mich., Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
July 14 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 15 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 17 – Boston, Mass., Bank Of America Pavilion
July 18 – Gilford, N.H., Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
July 20, 21 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa

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Fan club presales for Atlantic City, Gilford, Boston, Toronto and Toledo begin April 11. General onsales for many dates launch April 13. Boston goes on sale April 17, Kettering April 14, Clarkston April 21 and Highland Park April 26. Visit for more information.