The Dream Concert
Carlos Santana will take a break from his self-imposed performance hiatus to play a benefit dubbed The Dream Concert. The gala event will be held at New Yorks Radio City Music Hall on September 18, 2007, also featuring Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Garth Brooks and Queen Latifah, among others. Ticket prices range from $250 – $1000, and help raise money for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial.
The guitarist will also perform at Radio City on September 6 as part of the 4th annual Fashion Rocks event, which celebrates the relationship between fashion and music. In addition, the show will feature performances by Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Carrie Underwood, Fall Out Boy, Fergie, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Ludacris, Martina McBride and Usher. A two-hour special will air September 7 on CBS with Jeremy Piven serving as the events host. While Santana may be the only musician to share the stage with both Phish and Fergie, Piven is no stranger to the jam-scene. In 2004, the Entourage star played with Umphreys McGee at New Yorks Irving Plaza.