Two legendary groups who have influenced generations of blues rockers and jam bands are teaming up for a string of dates this summer. The Allman Brothers Band and Santana will play at least six dates together, starting July 22 at Darien Center in Darien Lake, New York.

This news comes just days after Gregg Allman postponed his book tour due to diagnostic cardiac testing stemming from his hernia operation. Allman’s memoirs, My Cross To Bear, hits bookstores today. However, he has
already rescheduled that tour – which just involves book signings, not performances. The book tour starts May 8 in Atlanta.

The Allmans have a number of other shows lined up this summer: they are playing the All Good Festival in Thornville, Ohio on July 21, and the each Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania August 10 and 11. Meanwhile, Santana will also be on tour this summer, and the new Santana album, Shape Shifter, comes out May 15.

July 22 – Darien Center, NY—Darien Lake PAC
July 24 – Wantagh, NY—Nikon at Jones Beach
July 25 – Holmdel, NJ—PNC Bank Arts Center
July 27 – Saratoga Springs, NY—SPAC
July 28 – Hartford, CT—Comcast Theatre
July 29 – Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilion

–Brian Ives, CBS Local


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