Santana album pushed to September

Music News | May 13th, 2005

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NEW YORK (Billboard) – Originally scheduled for a June 21 release, Carlos Santana’s new Arista album, “All That I Am,” has been pushed to Sept. 6. The reason for the change was unknown.

As with his past two albums, 1999’s “Supernatural” and 2002’s “Shaman,” the new set is tipped to feature collaborations with a number of high-profile acts, including OutKast’s Big Boi, Mary J. Blige, Los Lonely Boys, the Black Eyed Peas, Sean Paul, Robert Randolph and

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.

The set reteams Santana with

Michelle Branch, who guested on the 2002 single “The Game of Love,” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Santana will begin a North American tour May 30 in Tampa, Fla., with support from Texan trio Los Lonely Boys. Another run of dates will get underway Sept. 21 in Vancouver, with support from Randolph and the Family Band.

In between those two legs, Santana will join Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter for five shows in Japan in late July and early August under the moniker Emissaries for Peace.

Reuters/Billboard