Santana, Doobie Brothers announce NZ concerts

Tickets go on sale November 29. The seven-piece line-up to perform here will include founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, 30-year-plus veteran John McFee along with Bill Payne, Ed Toth, John Cowan and Marc Russo. Guitar legend Carlos Santana is heading to Auckland to perform at Vector Arena in April next year, with support from the Doobie Brothers. The ‘Black Magic Woman’ hitmaker, who is a 10-time Grammy Award winner, last played New Zealand in 2013. Santana has been making music for more than four decades, has sold in excess of 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts across the globe. The Doobie Brothers will be headlining their own show at Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena following the Vector Arena event. Santana and the Doobie Brothers play Vector Arena on Saturday, April 15, 2017, before the Doobie Brothers play the TSB Bank Arena on Thursday, April 20.