Santana and Earth Wind & Fire's summer tour comes to BB&T in August - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Two icons of the 60s and 70s will join forces together this summer for a U.S. tour; progressive psychedelic rock outfit Santana, and disco funk party rock ensemble Earth, Wind, & Fire. The tour, which kicks off in June in Chula Vista, California, makes its way across the country, including an August 20th date at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden.

Founded by guitarist Carlos Santana in 1966 and going through a rotating cast of players over the ensuing 54 years, Santana found itself simultaneously looking back and looking ahead last year, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their breakout performance at Woodstock while also releasing their 25th studio album, Africa Speaks. Carlos spoke to World Cafe’s Stephen Kallao about both things in an interview last summer.

Earth Wind & Fire has also remained active since their formation in 1969, with lead singer Philip Bailey, bassist Verdine White, and drummer Ralph Johnson continuing to lead their sprawling ensemble of backing players. Their most recent record was 2014’s Holiday.

Tickets for the Camden show go on sale this Friday, February 28th, at 10 a.m., and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Full tour dates can be found below.

Tour Dates
June 19 — Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 20 — Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium
June 23 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 24 — Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
June 26 — Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
June 27 — George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
June 30 — Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
July 1 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
July 3 — Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
July 5 — Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 7 — Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 8 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 10 — Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
July 11 —Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 12 — Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
August 5 — Burgettstown, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park
August 6 — Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 8 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
August 9 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
August 11 — Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
August 12 — Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 14 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
August 15 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 16 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 19 — Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
August 20 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
August 22 — Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 23 — Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
August 25 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 26 — Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 28 — West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
August 29 — Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

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