Santana and Earth, Wind, and Fire have canceled their concert at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee after several postponements over three years. Santana revealed the news on their website on Monday afternoon, along with the cancellation of gigs in Cincinnati and Arkansas. However, two previously booked shows in Dallas and Houston have been rescheduled for 2023 without Earth, Wind, and Fire. Not so for Milwaukee, however. Originally, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers were scheduled to perform at the Milwaukee World Festival amphitheater the day prior to the start of the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.
The convention went virtual, and every concert from mid-March 2020 through mid-2021, including the Santana event, was canceled or postponed. The most recent scheduled date was July 10, and Santana founder Carlos Santana spoke with the Journal Sentinel to promote the performance. 5 July, Carlos Santana fainted at a concert near Detroit due to heat exhaustion and dehydration. Multiple performances were impacted, including the Milwaukee performance. On July 23, Santana returned to the stage. All first-hand Santana and Earth, Wind, and Fire tickets purchased in Milwaukee will be returned at the point of purchase.