Carlos Santana, Steve Winwood

Rock veterans Carlos Santana (pictured) and Steve Winwood kick off this summer's "Universal Tone Tour" with this gig at the capital city hockey palace. Fans will be able to count on four-plus decades of hits from this formidable pair, dating back to Santana's "Evil Ways" in 1969 and Winwood's teenaged workouts on "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man" in 1965 with the Spencer Davis Group. Santana's distinctive, fluid guitar style is one of the signature sounds of the rock era, while Winwood's soulful voice, percolating organ, and adept guitar work were key components of Traffic, Blind Faith, and a succession of solo albums. Santana, who is reportedly putting finishing touches on a new album, has periodically reinvented himself throughout his career, venturing far from his Latin-rock origins while retaining his iconic guitar sound. His albums in recent years have featured a wide variety of guest vocalists, although there's no word on what the new one will be like. There's likely to be some collaboration between the two, adding to what should be a treat for fans of both. (Photo by Chris Hakkens)
Wed., June 30, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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