Santana To Play "Supernatural" Show In April

Latin-rock veterans Santana will play a special show April 8 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, in Pasadena, California, band spokesperson Kitsaun King said. Billed as "A Supernatural Evening With Santana," the show will feature guests who played on "Supernatural," the band's smash 1999 album, which generated eight Grammy Awards for the band and one for "Smooth" songwriters Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) and Itaal Shur.

The band began selling tickets for fan-club members only on its Web site Friday. The concert will be filmed for a Fox television special, set to air in June, and for possible release on DVD.

"Supernatural," which has sold close to eight million copies since its June release, features guest appearances from Thomas, rock-guitar legend Eric Clapton, acoustic guitarist/bandleader Dave Matthews, Fugees alumni Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean, folkie rapper Everlast, Mexican rock stars Maná, and Eagle-Eye Cherry, among others.

No guest artist who appeared

on the album has been confirmed, but the Fox network is negotiating with all of them to play the show, a network spokesperson said.

Bandleader and guitar guru Carlos Santana and keyboardist Chester "C.T." Thompson also will play a benefit for San Francisco's School Of The Arts on April 11, at that city's Fillmore. The school, which Santana's son Salvador, 16, attends, is Northern California's only public arts high school. Santana and Thompson will sit in with the school's jazz band and orchestra.