Tour: USA West-South-Midwest
Tour: USA East/Canada/USA Midwest-South
Tour: USA West-Midwest-East
Tour: Europe
Tour: Pacific

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Jan: Santana #25
Left to Right: Pablo Tellez (b/vo), Tom Coster (kbd/vo), Raul Rekow (perc/vo), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Jose "Chepito" Areas (perc), Graham Lear (ds), Greg Walker (vo)
Note: Luther Rabb is replaced by Greg Walker.

Tour: USA West-South-Midwest

Jan 25 Tue: Robertson Gym, University Of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Poster

Jan 28 Fri: Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA
Jan 29 Sat: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
Jan 30 Sun: Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles, CA

Poster

© Randy Tuten/David Singer

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Feb 1 Tue: The Midnight Special. NBC Studios, Burbank, CA
Note: TV show. Broadcast on April 22, 1977 on American TV NBC. Carlos Santana is guest of George Benson for 12 min. on: Breezin' - Valdez In The Country. Carlos Santana, Etta James, Dr. John, Tom Scott, Van Morrison are guests of George Benson on: Moondance - Bring It On Home To Me.
Feb 1 Tue: NBC Studios, Burbank, CA
Incomplete: Let The Music Set You Free - Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Give Me Love - Europa
Note: Uncertain date.
Feb 2 Wed: Golden Hall, San Diego, CA
Incomplete: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - ? - Incident At Neshabur - Oye Como Va - Give Me Love - Maria Caracoles - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Let Me - Soul Sacrifice - Let The Music Set You Free - Transcendance

Poster © Victor Snyder

Feb 3 Thu: Civic Auditorium, Phoenix, AZ
Feb 5 Sat: McNichols Arena, Denver, CO

Ticket

Feb 6 Sun: Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 7 Mon: Colorado Springs Auditorium, Colorado Springs, CO
Incomplete: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Oye Como Va - Let Me - Give Me Love - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Soul Sacrifice (1)
W/Roy Ayers (1)
Feb 9 Wed: Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX

Ticket

Feb 10 Thu: Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX

Ticket

Feb 11 Fri: Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX

Poster

Feb 12 Sat: Taylor County Coliseum, Abilene, TX
Feb 13 Sun: Exhibit Hall, Corpus Christi, TX
Feb 14 Mon: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
W/Doobie Brothers
Feb 15 Tue: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
W/Doobie Brothers
Feb 16 Wed: St. Louis, MO
Feb 17 Thu: Bloomington, IN
Feb 18 Fri: Soundstage. A Santana Festival. Soundstage Studio/Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Incomplete: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando * - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Revelations - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Europa (1) * - Give Me Love (2) - Maria Caracoles (2)
W/Gato Barbieri (1), Tower Of Power (2)
Note: TV show from two different venues: Soundstage Studio and Aragon Ballroom *, Chicago, IL. Broadcast on Feb 22, 1977 on American TV PBS.
Feb 19 Sat: Chicago, IL
W/Tower Of Power
Feb 21 Mon: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, IA

Poster

Tour: USA East/Canada/USA Midwest-South

March 4 Fri: Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
W/Tito Puente
March 5 Sat: The Palladium, New York, NY
W/Al DiMeola

Ticket

March 6 Sun: Calderone Theatre, Hempstead, NY
113 min.
Exact: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Oye Como Va - Incident At Neshabur - Let Me - Give Me Love - Savor/Raul Rekow/Toussaint L'Overture - Soul Sacrifice - Revelations - Maria Caracoles - Samba Pa Ti - Let The Music Set You Free - Transcendance
March 8 Tue: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 9 Wed: The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
March 10 Thu: Jock Harty Arena, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
March 12 Sat: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
March 13 Sun: St. Claire College, Port Huron, MI
March 14 Mon: Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
March 15 Tue: Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, MI

Ticket

March 16 Wed: Boston Gardens, Boston, MA
Incomplete: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Oye Como Va - Let Me - Give Me Love - Savor/Raul Rekow/Toussaint L'Overture - Soul Sacrifice
March 18 Fri: Cameron Stadium, Duke University, Durham, NC
93 min.
Exact: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Oye Como Va - Incident At Neshabur - Let Me - Give Me Love - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Soul Sacrifice - Revelations - Maria Caracoles - Transcendance - Band Introduction
March 19 Sat: Capital Centre, Landover, MD
Exact: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Oye Como Va - Let Me - Give Me Love - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Soul Sacrifice (1) - Transcendance - Band Introduction
W/Roy Ayers (1)

Ticket

March 20 Sun: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
March 22 Tue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

Ticket

March 23 Wed: Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL
March 24 Thu: Miami-Hollywood Sportatorium, Miami, FL

Ticket

March 26 Sat: Saturday Night Live. NBC Studios, New York, NY
9 min.
Exact: Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Europa
Note: TV show. Complete performance broadcast on same day on American TV NBC.

Tour: USA West-Midwest-East

April 1 Fri: Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA
2nd show. 87 min.
Exact: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Give Me Love - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Soul Sacrifice - Revelations - Transcendance - Incident At Neshabur - Maria Caracoles
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
April 2 Sat: Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA
2nd show. 88 min.
Exact: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Give Me Love - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Transcendance - Samba Pa Ti
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

Fri Ticket

Sat Ticket

April 5 Tue: Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
April 6 Wed: Civic Center, Pittsburgh, PA

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Late April: CA
Note: Carlos Santana is cancelling shows to reconcile with his wife Deborah.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): The Santana tour in the first half of ’77 went on for months and months. I was disconnected and cut off from my life in many ways. Deborah and I were on the same frequency when I left, and I felt our spiritual paths should be together whether Sri was guiding us or not. But when that long tour came to an end in April I could tell it was time to come home and be with Deborah, or we were done. We got together, and she got very, very serious, and I knew what I had to do not to lose her. I asked Bill to come to our house in Marin. He had booked Santana to do some dates at Radio City Music Hall---after a sold-out US tour, this was going to be the crowning jewel of those four months. I recognized and respected that, I knew what I was risking, but I told Bill, “I can’t make those gigs, man. I need to spend time and reconcile things with Deborah and heal the situation. It has to be now, right away.” (…) Then he said, “Carlos, I hope that someday in life I will know love like this.” (p377)

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April 24 Sun: Bread & Roses. Soledad Prison, Salinas, CA

May 21 Sat: Winterland, San Francisco, CA
Note: Carlos Santana, James "Mingo" Lewis are guests of Al DiMeola for 11 min. on: Flight Over Rio.
June: Santana #26
Left to Right: Graham Lear (ds), Raul Rekow (perc/vo), Greg Walker (vo), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Tom Coster (kbd/vo), David Margen (b), Pete Escovedo (perc)
Note: Pablo Tellez is replaced by David Margen. Jose “Chepito” Areas is replaced by Pete Escovedo.

June 4 Sat: Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA
Note: Carlos Santana is guest of Pete Escovedo, Sheila Escovedo, Jorge Santana on: Europa and other songs…
June 29 Wed: The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
2nd show
Incomplete: Europa - Incident At Neshabur - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Here And Now/Soul Sacrifice - Transcendance - Samba Pa Ti
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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July 4 Mon: Day On The Green. Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
18 min.
Exact: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Soul Sacrifice (1)
W/Sheila Escovedo (1)

Poster #1 © Randy Tuten

Poster #2 © Randy Tuten

July 9 Sat: Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA

Poster

Tour: Europe

Aug 19 Fri: Plaza De Toros Las Arenas, Barcelona, Spain
Incomplete: Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord (1)(2)(3) - Guests Introduction/Untitled Song (1)(2)(3)
W/Paco De Lucia (1), Ramon De Lucia (2), Carlos Revato (3)
Release: Paco De Lucia's "Light And Shade" on Sept 18, 2001 on DVD-R1 (Arthaus Musik USA)

Ticket

Aug 21 Sun: Palacio Municipal De Deportes, San Sebastian, Spain
Incomplete: Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord (1)(2)(3) - Guests Introduction/Untitled Song (1)(2)(3)
W/Paco De Lucia (1), Ramon De Lucia (2), Carlos Revato (3)
Release: Paco De Lucia's "Light And Shade" on Sept 18, 2001 on DVD-R1 (Arthaus Musik USA)
Aug 23 Tue: Les Arenes, Frejus, France
Aug 24 Wed: Les Arenes, Frejus, France

Tue Ticket

Aug 27 Sat: Groenoordhal, Leiden, Netherlands
W/Sweet'd Buster

Handbill

Aug 28 Sun: Munster, Germany
Aug 29 Mon: Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany

Poster

Ticket

Aug 30 Tue: Bad Segeberg Amphitheatre, Bad Segeberg, Germany
104 min.
Exact: El Morocco - Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen * - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) * - Europa - I'll Be Waiting - Oye Como Va * - Samba Pa Ti * - She's Not There * - Savor */Toussaint L'Overture - Flor D'Luna (Moonflower) * - Here And Now/Soul Sacrifice - Evil Ways -Transcendance - Band Introduction
Note: * 39-min. segment broadcast at an unknown date on German television.

Poster

Sept 3 Sat: Nuremberg Rock Festival '77. Zeppelinfeld, Nuremberg, Germany
Incomplete: Samba Pa Ti - She's Not There
Note: Segment broadcast at an unknown date on German television.

Poster

Ticket

Sept 4 Sun: Karlsruhe Rock Festival '77. Wildparkstadion, Karlsruhe, Germany

Ticket

Sept 7 Wed: Forest Vorst Nationa(a)l, Brussels, Belgium

Ticket

Sept 10 Sat: Crystal Palace, London, UK
Incomplete: El Morocco - Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - I'll Be Waiting - Oye Como Va - Samba Pa Ti - She's Not There - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Here And Now/Soul Sacrifice - Evil Ways
Note: 101-min. segment broadcast at an unknown date on English radio.

Poster

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Program

Sept 13 Tue: Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Italy
Note: The show is interrupted at the beginning by leftist protesters who throw a Molotov cocktail on stage, and set an amplifier on fire. 34 years later, people who can present the ticket of that Sept 13, 1977 show, are offered to attend the July 22, 2011 show in Taormina, Italy for free.
Sept: Open Air Festival. Turin, Italy
Sept: Arena Di Verona, Verona, Italy
Incomplete: Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Europa - Flor D'Luna (Moonflower) - Here And Now/Soul Sacrifice - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)
Note: 43-min. segment broadcast at an unknown date on Italian TV.
Sept: Paris, France
Incomplete: Song Of The Wind (1)
Releases:
(1) "Viva Santana!" on Oct 4, 1988 on 3LP(foc) (Col: USA 44344, Netherlands 462500 1)
(1) "Viva Santana!" on Oct 4, 1988 on 2CD (Col: USA C2K 44344, Austria 462500 2, Japan 46DP 5334~5)

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Sept: Release of "Moonflower"
Santana's 11th album. Original release on 2LP(foc) (Col: USA 34914, Netherlands 88272, Japan 40AP 787~8)
Side 1: 1. Dawn/Go Within (2:44) - 2. Carnaval (2:17) - 3. Let The Children Play (2:38) - 4. Jugando (2:04) - 5. I'll Be Waiting (5:18) - 6. Zulu (3:22)
Side 2: 1. Bahia (1:37) - 2. Black Magic Woman (3:13) - 3. Gypsy Queen - (3:15) - 4. Dance Sister Dance - (7:43) - 5. Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile) (6:06)
Side 3: 1. She's Not There (4:08) - 2. Flor D'Luna (Moonflower) (5:00) - 3. Soul Sacrifice (11:07) - 4. Head, Hands And Feet (2:36)
Side 4: 1. El Morocco (5:02) - 2. Transcendance (5:09) - 3. Savor (6:03) - 4. Toussaint L'Overture (6:35)
Musicians: Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito" Areas, Tom Coster, Pete Escovedo, Graham Lear, David Margen, Raul Rekow, Pablo Tellez, Greg Walker
W/Tommy Coster, Jr. S2#1
Recorded:
Columbia Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA and The Automatt, San Francisco, CA except:
S1#2 to S1#4 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany Dec 2, 1976
S2#2 to S2#5 Pavillon De Paris, Paris, France Dec 5, 1976
S3#3, S3#4 Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK Dec 15, 1976
S4#3, S4#4 La Foire Des Vins, Colmar, France Dec 4, 1976
Re-releases:
"Moonflower" on Nov 24, 1987 on 2CD (Col: USA C2K 34914, Austria 463370 2, Japan SRCS 6253~4)
"Moonflower. Limited Millenium Edition" in 1999 on 2CD(dgpck) (Col/Sony UK MILLEN8 4952202000)
"Moonflower. Original Recording Remastered" on Sept 30, 2003 on 2CD (Col/Sony USA)
Note: The re-release "Moonflower. Original Recording Remastered" from Sept 30, 2003 on 2CD includes three extra tracks: Black Magic Woman (Single Version) - I'll Be Waiting (Single Version) - She's Not There (Single Version).

2LP(foc) - 2CD - 2CD(dgpck)

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Oct: Santana #27
Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), David Margen (b), Graham Lear (ds), Pete Escovedo (perc), Raul Rekow (perc/vo), Armando Peraza (perc/vo), Tom Coster (kbd/vo), Greg Walker (vo)
Note: Armando Peraza returns to the band.
Oct 8 Sat: San Diego, CA
W/Journey
Oct 17 Mon: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

Ticket

Oct 25 Tue: Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX

Ticket

Oct 29 Sat: Winterland, San Francisco, CA

Poster © Randy Tuten

Tour: Pacific

Nov 11 Fri: The Rock Arena, Sydney, Australia
Nov 13 Sun: Calder Park Raceway, Melbourne, Australia
Incomplete: Zulu - Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - I'll Be Waiting - She's Not There - Batuka/No One To Depend On - Evil Ways/Oye Como Va - Oneness - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Gitano - Soul Sacrifice (1)
W/Kevin Borich (1)
Note: 91-min. segment broadcast at an unknown date on Australian TV.

Fri Poster

Fri-Sun Poster

Fri Ticket

Sun Ticket

Nov 19 Sat: Japan

Japan Tour Book

Nov 20 Sun: Muroran Kempo Taiiku Kan, Noboribetsu, Japan
Nov 21 Mon: Japan
Nov 22 Tue: Kenmin Kaikan, Akita, Japan
Exact: Arise Awake/Light Versus Darkness/Jim Jeannie - Transformation Day (excerpt from Hovhaness' Mysterious Mountain)/Victory - Dawn/Zulu - Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Gitano - The River/Batuka/No One To Depend On/Evil Ways/Oye Como Va - I'll Be Waiting - She's Not There - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Oneness - Soul Sacrifice - Flor D'Luna (Moonflower) - Transcendance - Band Introduction

Ticket

Nov 24 Thu: Japan
Nov 25 Fri: Japan
Nov 26 Sat: Japan
Nov 27 Sun: Japan
Nov 28 Mon: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Nov 29 Tue: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Exact: Incident At Neshabur - Zulu - Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - The River/Batuka/No One To Depend On - Evil Ways/Oye Como Va - I'll Be Waiting - She's Not There - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)/Guajira - Soul Sacrifice - Gitano - Oneness - Transcendance - Band Introduction/Samba Pa Ti

Tue Ticket

Nov 30 Wed: Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Incomplete: Arise Awake/Light Versus Darkness/Jim Jeannie - Transformation Day (excerpt from Hovhaness' Mysterious Mountain)/Victory - Incident At Neshabur - Zulu - Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - The River/Batuka/No One To Depend On - Evil Ways/Oye Como Va - I'll Be Waiting - She's Not There - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)/Guajira - Soul Sacrifice - Gitano - Oneness - Transcendance

Ticket

Dec 1 Thu: Japan
Dec 2 Fri: Japan
Dec 3 Sat: Japan
Dec 5 Mon: Japan
Dec 6 Tue: Kaikan Daiichi Hall, Kyoto, Japan
Dec 7 Wed: KoseinenKin, Osaka, Japan
153 min.
Exact: Arise Awake/Light Versus Darkness/Jim Jeannie (1) - Transformation Day (excerpt from Hovhaness' Mysterious Mountain)/Victory (2) - Incident At Neshabur - Zulu - Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - The River/Batuka/No One To Depend On - Evil Ways/Oye Como Va - I'll Be Waiting - She's Not There - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)/Guajira - Soul Sacrifice - Gitano - Oneness - Transcendance - Samba Pa Ti
Releases:
(1)(2) "Oneness. Silver Dreams-Golden Reality" in Feb 1979 on LP(foc) (Col: USA 35686, Netherlands 86037, Japan 25AP 1337)
(1)(2) "Oneness. Silver Dreams-Golden Reality" on March 3, 1997 on CD (Col/Rewind Austria 487238 2)
Dec 8 Thu: KoseinenKin, Osaka, Japan
Dec 9 Fri: KoseinenKin, Osaka, Japan
174 min.
Exact: Arise Awake/Light Versus Darkness/Jim Jeannie - Transformation Day (excerpt from Hovhaness' Mysterious Mountain)/Victory - Incident At Neshabur - Zulu - Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - The River/Batuka/No One To Depend On - Evil Ways/Oye Como Va - I'll Be Waiting - She's Not There - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)/Guajira - Soul Sacrifice - Host - Solamente Una Vez (1) - ? (1) - Gitano/Aranjuez - Oneness - Dawn/Transcendance - Samba Pa Ti
W/Jose Santana (1)

Handbill

Wed Ticket

Thu Ticket

Dec 10 Sat: Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
Dec 12 Mon: Yahata Shimin Kaikan, Kitakyusyu, Japan
116 min.
Exact: Arise Awake/Light Versus Darkness/Jim Jeannie - Transformation Day (excerpt from Hovhaness' Mysterious Mountain)/Victory - Incident At Neshabur - Zulu - Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - The River/Batuka/No One To Depend On - Evil Ways/Oye Como Va - I'll Be Waiting - She's Not There - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)/Guajira - Soul Sacrifice
Dec 13 Tue: Kyuden Taiiku Kan, Fukuoka, Japan
Dec 14 Wed: Japan
Dec 15 Thu: Japan
Dec 16 Fri: Japan

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Dec 31 Sat: Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
77 min.
Exact: Dawn/Zulu - Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Batuka/Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Gitano - I'll Be Waiting - Soul Sacrifice - She's Not There - Transcendance
Note: Complete show broadcast live on American radio KSAN.

Poster #1 © Randy Tuten

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