ST. PETERSBURG — Santana will perform Thursday, April 18, 8 p.m., at Al Lang Stadium, 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg.
Santana will bring the “Global Consciousness Tour” to downtown St. Petersburg’s Al Lang Stadium. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Carlos Santana’s groundbreaking album “Supernatural” and the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock. The 10-time Grammy-Award winner and three-time Latin Grammy-Award-winning rock icon will celebrate these historic anniversaries during his energy-infused tour. The concert will showcase hits from “Supernatural” as well as other albums.
Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Santana is one of the world's best-known musical signatures. For more than four decades — from Santana's earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco — Santana has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries.
For more than 50 years, Santana has sold more than 100 million records, performed for more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards. He won a record-tying nine Grammy Awards for a single project for 1999’s “Supernatural,” including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth.” “Supernatural” also picked up three Latin Grammys.
Santana received the Billboard Century Award in 1996, was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor in 2009, and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2013. Among many other honors, Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as No. 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. And, with the 2014 release of “Corazón,” Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and is one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top 10 album for six consecutive decades since the 1960s.
In the fall of 2014, Carlos released his memoir “The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.” In 2017, Carlos and Cindy Blackman Santana joined forces with The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) to release “Power of Peace,” an album celebrating the timeless sounds of funk, soul, blues, rock, jazz, and pop. Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The arc of Santana’s performing and recording career is complemented by a lifelong devotion to social activism and humanitarian causes. The Milagro Foundation, originally established by Carlos Santana and his family in 1998, has granted more than 7 million dollars to non-profit programs supporting underserved children and youth in the areas of arts, education and health. Milagro means “miracle,” and the image of children as divine miracles of light and hope-gifts to our lives-is the inspiration behind its name.