Santana To Play Supernatural Show In April

Latin-rock band hoping to get all guest performers on Grammy-winning album to play the Pasadena, Calif., concert.

Latin-rock veterans Santana will play a special show April 8 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium, band spokesperson Kitsaun King said.

Billed as "A Supernatural Evening With Santana," the show will feature special guests who played on Supernatural, the band's smash 1999 album, which generated eight Grammys for the band and one for "Smooth" (RealAudio excerpt) 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 8 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 Mana 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.