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Rod Stewart and Santana to pair up Aug. 10 at Xcel Center

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Concert news Updated: February 26, 2014 - 3:02 PM
Rod Stewart was all pinked up at Target Center in 2009. / David Brewster, Star Tribune

Rod Stewart was all pinked up at Target Center in 2009. / David Brewster, Star Tribune

Fresh off Sunday’s dual concert by Paul Simon and Sting, Xcel Energy Center will host another semi-odd couple of rock legends on Aug. 10 when Rod Stewart and Santana co-headline the St. Paul arena. Tickets go on sale March 7 at 10 a.m. for $39.50-$151.50 through Ticketmaster and the arena box office.

Carlos Santana earned his Kennedy Center Honor in December. / Ron Sachs, Abaca Press

Carlos Santana earned his Kennedy Center Honor in December. / Ron Sachs, Abaca Press

With little in common other than their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status, Stewart and Santana are starting an 18-city tour together in May and calling it “The Voice, the Guitar, the Songs.” The London-read, Scottish-blooded Rod the Mod has been touring behind albums of light, jazzy standards of late and has taken up residency at Las Vegas’ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in recent years.

Santana’s Mexico-born, San Francisco-raised namesake bandleader Carlos Santana is fresh off his Kennedy Center Honors induction and has also been tearing it up in Vegas lately with a residency at Mandalay Bay Resort’s House of Blues.

It will be Stewart’s third time at the X and Santana’s fifth.

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