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Santana coming to Phoenix in June to celebrate Woodstock, ‘Supernatural’

Jan 16, 2019, 7:09 PM | Updated: 7:11 pm

PHOENIX – Guitar wizard Carlos Santana is taking his eponymous band on a celebratory tour across North America this summer, starting in Phoenix.

Fifty years after the band’s breakthrough performance at Woodstock and 20 years after the smash album “Supernatural” was released, Santana will kick off the 29-date Supernatural Now tour at Ak-Chin Pavilion on June 22.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday through Live Nation. Each pair sold comes with a copy of a new Santana album due out this year.

“Both were monumental moments in my life. Woodstock and ‘Supernatural’ took me to places I never dreamed were possible,” the guitarist said in a press release.

“I embraced those incredible moments in my life with all my heart.”

The Doobie Brothers will open throughout the tour, which concludes Aug. 25 in Wantagh, New York.

Santana, the band, hadn’t yet released their debut album when they appeared at Woodstock in 1969, but their seven-song set became a highlight of the legendary festival.

“Supernatural,” Santana’s 18th studio release, came out in 1999 and won nine Grammy Awards, including best rock album. Featuring the No. 1 hit “Smooth,” the album was certified platinum 15 times.

Guinness World Records cited “Supernatural” as the best-selling album of all time by a Latin artist.

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Santana coming to Phoenix in June to celebrate Woodstock, ‘Supernatural’