Carlos Santana announces tour, new album

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Carlos Santana has revealed dates for a summer tour in support of his forthcoming album, Shape Shifter. The guitar legend will visit Boston for a performance at the Bank of America Pavilion on Tuesday, July 17. Tickets for the show, range in price from $36 to $76, will go on sale next Tuesday at 10 a.m. through through Live Nation.

Shape Shifter, Santana‚Äôs 36th album and first since 2010’s Guitar Heaven, will be released on May 15. The album is largely instrumentals with Santana’s lead vocalists Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay contributing on just one track. It also features a cover of “Dom” by Toure Kunda, whom Santana collaborated with on the Grammy-winning album Supernatural. Shape Shifter‘s last track is “Ah, Sweet Dancer”, a song that Santana first heard in a taxicab in Germany. He then tracked it to a local record store and added it to his regular tour performances.

Santana has dedicated Shape Shifter to Native American Indians, referencing Australia’s apology to its native Aborigines in 2008 as well as President Obama’s signing of the Native American Apology Resolution in 2009. “I want to encourage any and all countries (that have not yet done so) to acknowledge the first people of their land, and make this a collective global effort,” he declared in a press release.

On Monday, Santana will perform on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”.

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