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Joining bands like Pearl Jam and events like SXSW, Carlos Santana is canceling a pair of upcoming tour dates in areas affected by coronavirus, namely Bologna, Italy (March 14) and Zurich, Switzerland (March 15).

“It is with great disappointment that I have to inform our fans that we are cancelling our upcoming Europe Tour,” reads a statement from the famed guitarist. “Many countries have made the decision to restrict public gatherings in excess of 1,000 people to curb the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). While we deeply regret this unfortunate circumstance, the safety of our fans is the main priority for the Santana Organization. We will keep you all informed of new performance dates as they are made, and will make every effort to return to Europe soon. Thank you all very much for your understanding,” said Michael Vrionis, President of Universal Tone Management.”

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