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Santana, Doobie Brothers to play Austin360 Amphitheater in July

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com
The Doobie Brothers will open for Santana at the Austin360 Amphitheater on July 9, 2019. [Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman]

It'll be a big day for classic rock fans when Santana and the Doobie Brothers pull into the Austin360 Amphitheater next summer. The music venue at Circuit of the Americas just announced a July 9 date for the two bands, its first summer show after three previously announced spring concerts.

Tickets, $47-$173, go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 (with a pre-sale event on Jan. 24) via the venue's website.

The Doobies have played the venue twice in the past three years, on bills with Chicago and Steely Dan. But this is the first Austin visit for Santana since a 2014 date at ACL Live. And it's a momentous one for Carlos Santana and his group: It's the 50th anniversary of their debut album and Woodstock appearance, as well as the 20th anniversary of "Supernatural," by far the group's best-selling album.

"Woodstock and 'Supernatural' took me to places I never dreamed were possible," the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist said in a press release announcing the "Supernatural Now" tour, which runs from late June to late August. "Both were supreme lessons in maintaining focus, heart and integrity in every step every day and to strive to better oneself with a high standard on and off the stage."

Other concerts on the books so far for the Austin360 Amphitheater's 2019 season are Muse on March 23, the 1975 on May 3 and Hootie & the Blowfish on June 13.