Santana has announced 15 fall dates sandwiched between the band's upcoming Las Vegas residency. The "Blessings And Miracles" tour begins on September 11th in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Borgata Spa & Resort and closes on October 2nd at Durant, Oklahoma's Choctaw Grand Theater. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 18th at Santana.com.

Santana is busy prepping its latest album, titled Blessings And Miracle, which will feature a team-up with Steve Winwood on a cover of Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade Of Pale." Other high-profile guests include Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Christ Stapelton, and a reunion with Rob Thomas.

We asked Carlos Santana what advice he would give to budding musicians launching their careers today: ["Don't pay attention to the business. Pay attention to life. People need water. People need air. People need music. And if you're a good musician, if you play piano at Nordstrom's and they fire you because nobody buys anything when you're playing, because they're all looking at you? (laughter) — that's a badge of honor (laughter)."] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . badge of honor)

UPDATED: Santana tour dates (subject to change):

August 25, 27, 28, 29 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
September 1, 2, 3, 4 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
September 11 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center
September 12 – Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center
September 14 – Richmond, VA – Altria Theater
September 15 – Wilmington, NC – North Waterfront Park Amphitheatre
September 17 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
September 19 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
September 21 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily's Place
September 22 – Simpsonville, SC – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
September 24 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
September 25 – Augusta, GA – The James Brown Arena
September 26 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater
September 28 – Chattanooga, TN – Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
September 29 – Franklin, TN – First Bank Amphitheater
October 1 – Tulsa, OK – Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort
October 2 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater

November 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
December 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay

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