Following being carried off stage on July 5th during a Michigan show after suffering heat exhaustion, Carlos Santana has postponed a string of upcoming dates. Manager Michael Vrionis explained the postponements are due to “an abundance of caution for the artist’s health.”
An official statement regarding Santana's health was released on July 8th by Vrionis, which reads:
I regret to inform you that the Santana band has postponed tonight’s show at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. And, we are postponing the July 9th show at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio; July 10th at American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; July 12th at Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, Arkansas; July 15th at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas; July 16th at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas.
Doctors have recommended that Mr. Santana gets rest to recuperate fully. Carlos is doing well and is anxious to be back on stage soon. He just needs rest. Santana profoundly regrets these postponements of his upcoming performances; but, his health is our number one concern. He is looking forward to seeing all of his fans very soon.
All shows as planned beginning July 23rd of this month in Paso Robles, California through the end of 2022 are still confirmed and will be performed as scheduled. The tour schedule can be found at: https://tour.santana.com/
Not too long ago, Carlos Santana told us that throughout his career he's always aimed for his music to reach as broad an audience as possible: “Truly, the only criteria is, is it coming from the heart or not? If it's not coming from your heart, then it's phony baloney, so nobody wants to hear it. If it's coming from the heart, then it's necessary to be heard, because music from the heart doesn't go old, doesn't get dated, like bell-bottoms and afros. It doesn't go in and out, it stays, y'know? Just like sex and spirituality — those things, they never grow old.”