Journey and Santana Announce Joint Concert Dates
The shared shows kick off on April 13 in New York City, then continue to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on April 15, before hitting the PPL Center at Allentown, Penn., on April 16.
The two bands have always been linked, ever since original Santana band member Gregg Rolie and second guitarist Neal Schon split to form Journey in 1973. By 1980, Rolie had departed for a solo career, leaving Schon to lead every successive lineup of Journey. Both have reunited with their old band, and will join fellow classic-era members Carlos Santana, Michael Carabello and Michael Shrieve for a new studio album titled Santana IV, which comes out on April 15.
Tickets for the Madison Square Garden and Uncasville dates go on sale today for American Express card members. Others can buy tickets beginning on Jan. 29 at Live Nation. Seats for the Allentown show will be available for AmEx members on Feb. 1; tickets will be available to the general public for that show on Feb. 5.
Schon joined Santana in time for 1971’s Santana III — which includes the same lineup that plays on the upcoming IV, with the exception of percussionist Jose “Chepito” Areas, who isn’t on the new LP. (Santana IV also features contributions by percussionist Karl Perazzo and bassist Benny Rietveld.) Santana III marked Santana’s third consecutive double-platinum album, following their self-titled debut from 1969 and then Abraxas the following year.
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