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Santana and Rod Stewart will play the Pinnacle Bank Arena on June 7.

The co-headlining date will be Santana’s first show in Lincoln in four decades and Stewart’s in two.

“We know there’s a pent-up demand for this show,” said arena assistant general manager Charles Schilling. “It’s a limited number of dates on this tour, and we got one. We think this will do very well.”

Lincoln is one of 18 cities on the "Rod Stewart & Santana: The Voice, The Guitar, The Songs" tour.

Tickets for the show go on sale March 7. Tickets are $129.50, $79.50, $59.50 and $39.50. Tickets will be available at the arena ticket office,, all Ticketmaster locations and at 800-745-3000. Tickets purchased through the Ticketmaster system will be assessed additional fees.

Santana last played Lincoln at Pershing Auditorium on Feb. 7, 1973. Stewart’s last Lincoln show was at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Dec. 1, 1993.

Santana’s most recent area appearance was headlining Sioux City’s “Saturday in the Park” free outdoor show in July 2010. Stewart most recently played Omaha’s Qwest Center, now CenturyLink Center, in April 2007.

Both Santana and Stewart are member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Santana as the band led by Carlos Santana, Stewart as a solo artist and as a member of the Faces.

Santana rose to fame in the late 1960s, appearing at Woodstock in 1969, where it gained wide recognition for its performance of “Soul Survivor,” then releasing its No. 1 album “Abraxsis” powered by the hit single “Black Magic Woman” a year later.

Santana has sold more than 90 million records worldwide and won eight Grammy Awards as a band. Carlos Santana, widely recognized as one of the top guitarists, has won two Grammys as an individual.

Rod “The Mod” Stewart began his career in the early '60s in England as the singer for the Jeff Beck Group, then the Faces, which he joined in 1969, the year he released his first solo album. Stewart became a household name in 1971 with the hit “Maggie May” from his album “Every Picture Tells a Story.” “Tonight’s The Night” put him at the top of the charts in the 70s. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

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Entertainment reporter/columnist

L. Kent Wolgamott is an entertainment reporter and columnist.

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