"Freedom" Tour: Europe/Israel
Tour: USA West
"Freedom" Tour: USA Midwest-East
"Freedom" Tour: USA South-Midwest-East/Canada
"Freedom" Tour: USA West-South
Unknown Dates

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Feb 2 Mon: Rockline
Note: Radio show. Broadcast live on American radio. Listeners ask Carlos Santana questions of their choice.
Feb 9 Mon: Release of "Freedom"
Santana's 17th album. Original release on LP (Col: USA 40272, Netherlands 450394 1)
Side 1: 1. Veracruz (4:23) - 2. She Can't Let Go (4:45) - 3. Once It's Gotcha (5:42) - 4. Love Is You (3:54) - 5. Songs Of Freedom (4:28)
Side 2: 1. Deeper, Dig Deeper (4:18) - 2. Praise (4:36) - 3. Mandela (5:31) - 4. Before We Go (3:54) - 5. Victim Of Circumstance (5:21)
Musicians: Carlos Santana, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson, Graham Lear, Buddy Miles, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Chester Thompson, Orestes Vilato
W/Kitty Beethoven, Bryan Bell, Sterling Crew, Buddy Guy, Mark Keller, Cory Lerios, Gregg Rolie, Pamela Rose, Annie Stocking, Jeanie Tracy, Junior Wells
Recorded: The Plant, Sausalito, CA
Re-release: "Freedom" on July 7, 1987 on CD (Col: USA CK 40272, Austria 462523 2, Japan 32DP 587)

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Feb: Santana #36
Left to Right: Graham Lear (ds), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Raul Rekow (perc/vo), Orestes Vilato (perc/vo), Alphonso Johnson (b), Buddy Miles (g/vo), Chester Thompson (kbd/vo), Armando Peraza (perc/vo), Alex Ligertwood (g/vo)
Note: Alex Ligertwood returns to the band.

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Feb 14 Sat: Omni Theatre, Oakland, CA
W/Journey
Feb 15 Sun: World Music In Schools Benefit. Veterans Memorial Hall, Petaluma, CA
Incomplete: The Beat Of My Drum (1)(3)(4)(5) - Akiwowo (1)(3)(4)(5) - Ollin Arageed (2) - Hamza El Din Oud Solo (2) - Odundel Odundel (1)(3)(4)(5) - Ife L'Oju L'Aiye (1)(3)(4)(5) - Fire On The Mountain (1)(3)(4)(5) - Oya - (1)(3)(4)(5) - Se Eni A Fe L'Amo (1)(3)(4)(5) - Ara Me Lo (1)(3)(4)(5) - Loyin Loyin (1)(3)(4)(5)
Note: Carlos Santana (1), Hamza El Din (2), Jerry Garcia (3), Mickey Hart (4), Bobby Vega (5) are guests of Babatunde Olatunji. 88-min. segment broadcast at an unknown date on American TV KRCB.

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"Freedom" Tour: Europe/Israel

March 3 Tue: Ohne Filter Extra Musik Pur. SWF Studios, Baden-Baden, Germany
145 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum - Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - She Can't Let Go - Super Boogie/Just Got Back From Texas - Songs Of Freedom - Malcolm/One - Mandela - Personal Contact - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Cavatina - Them Changes/We Got To Live Together - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha/Band Introduction - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Deeper, Dig Deeper - Praise - Before We Go
Note: TV show. Broadcast on same day on German TV ARD.

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March 5 Thu: Ishallen, Helsinki, Finland
140 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - She Can't Let Go - Super Boogie/Just Got Back From Texas - Songs Of Freedom - Malcolm/One - Mandela - Personal Contact - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Cavatina - Them Changes - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Deeper, Dig Deeper - Praise - Before We Go
March 7 Sat: Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
March 9 Mon: Skedsmohallen, Oslo, Norway
March 10 Tue: Valby Idraetsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She Can't Let Go - She's Not There/? - One - Super Boogie/Just Got Back From Texas - Them Changes - Songs Of Freedom - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Samba Pa Ti - Deeper, Dig Deeper - Before We Go

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March 12 Thu: Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany
157 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She Can't Let Go - She's Not There/? - ? - One - Super Boogie/Just Got Back From Texas - Them Changes - Songs Of Freedom - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Before We Go - Praise

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March 13 Fri: Eissporthalle, Kassel, Germany

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March 14 Sat: Carl-Diem Halle, Wurzburg, Germany
Incomplete: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - She Can't Let Go - Songs Of Freedom -Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Deeper, Dig Deeper

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March 16 Mon: Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Incomplete: Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She Can’t Let Go - She’s Not There - One - Super Boogie/Just Got Back From Texas - Them Changes - Songs Of Freedom - Mandela - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It’s Gotcha - Right Now
March 17 Tue: Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - She Can't Let Go - One - Songs Of Freedom - Super Boogie/Hong Kong Blues/Just Got Back From Texas - Them Changes - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Soul Sacrifice/Victim Of Circumstance - Before We Go - Praise - Deeper, Dig Deeper
Note: Complete show broadcast live on German radio SDR3.
March 19 Thu: Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany

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March 20 Fri: Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland

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March 21 Sat: Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany
March 22 Sun: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany

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March 24 Tue: Rhein-Neckarhalle, Eppelheim, Germany
186 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - One - Songs Of Freedom - Super Boogie/Just Got Back From Texas - Them Changes/We Got To Live Together - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Now That You Know - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - Samba Pa Ti - Light My Fire - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Shake Your Money Maker/Hill Silver/Be-Bop-A-Lula - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez - Before We Go - Praise - Deeper, Dig Deeper

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March 25 Wed: Grugahalle, Essen, Germany
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She’s Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - One - Songs Of Freedom - Super Boogie/Just Got Back From Texas - Them Changes/We Got To Live Together - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Now That You Know - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It’s Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Soul Sacrfice/Victim Of Circumstance - Before We Go - Praise - Deeper, Dig Deeper

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March 26 Thu: Eilenriedehalle, Hannover, Germany
March 28 Sat: Palais Omnisports De Paris Bercy, Paris, France
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - One - Songs Of Freedom - Super Boogie/Hong Kong Blues/Just Got Back From Texas - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Them Changes - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Before We Go - Deeper, Dig Deeper
Note: 100-min. broadcast at an unknown date on French radio.

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March 29 Sun: Palais Des Sports, Lyon, France

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March 31 Tue: Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany

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April 1 Wed: Saarlandhalle, Saarbrucken, Germany

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April 2 Thu: Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany
165 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Bailando/Aquatic Park - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - One - The Healer - Songs Of Freedom - Super Boogie/Hong Kong Blues - Them Changes - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Soul Sacrifice - Before We Go - Praise - Deeper, Dig Deeper

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April 3 Fri: Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany

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April 4 Sat: Wetten, Dass..? West Berlin, Germany
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz
Note: TV show. Broadcast live on German TV ZDF.
April 5 Sun: Palast Der Republik, East Berlin, Germany
April 6 Mon: Palast Der Republik, East Berlin, Germany
175 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - One - Samba Pa Ti - Songs Of Freedom - The Healer - Super Boogie/Hong Kong Blues/Just Got Back From Texas - Them Changes - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Johnny B. Goode - Wild Thing - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez - Before We Go - Praise - Deeper, Dig Deeper
Note: Complete show broadcast live on German TV DDR2.
April 24 Fri: Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy
Incomplete: Europa - The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion - She’s Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - One - Super Boogie/Hong Kong Blues/Just Got Back From Texas - Them Changes

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April 25 Sat: Tenda Pianeta, Rome, Italy
April 26 Sun: Tenda Pianeta, Rome, Italy
Incomplete: Veracruz - Primera Invasion - Them Changes - Europa - Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo
Note: 41-min. segment broadcast at an unknown date on Italian TV.

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April 29 Wed: Sultan's Pool, Jerusalem, Israel

April 30 Thu: Hayarkon Park, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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May 2 Sat: Maison De La Jeunesse Et Des Sports, Clermont-Ferrand, France
May 3 Sun: Palais Des Expositions, Perpignan, France
May 4 Mon: Patinoire Meriadeck, Bordeaux, France
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She’s Not There/Marbles/Incident At Neshabur- One - Songs Of Freedom - The Healer - Super Boogie/Hong Kong Blues - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It’s Gotcha - Happy Birthday ? - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Them Changes/We Got To Live Together - Soul Sacrifice - Whole Lotta Love/How Many More Times - Praise - Deeper, Dig Deeper

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May 6 Wed: Palais Des Sports, Toulouse, France
May 7 Thu: Zenith, Montpellier, France
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Cloud Nine/Black Satin - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She’s Not There/Marbles/Incident At Neshabur- One - ?/Now That You Know - Super Boogie/Hong Kong Blues - Songs Of Freedom - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It’s Gotcha - Tobacco Road - Soul Sacrifice - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Whole Lotta Love - Victim Of Circumstance - Samba Pa Ti - Praise - Deeper, Dig Deeper

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May 8 Fri: Parc Des Expositions, Angers, France
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Cloud Nine/Black Satin - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She’s Not There/Marbles/Incident At Neshabur- One - ?/Now That You Know - Songs Of Freedom - Super Boogie/Goodness And Mercy - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It’s Gotcha - Soul Sacrifice - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Victim Of Circumstance - Whole Lotta Love - Deeper, Dig Deeper
May 10 Sun: Parc De Penfeld, Brest, France
May 12 Tue: Patinoire De Malley, Lausanne, Switzerland

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May 13 Wed: Forest Vorst Nationa(a)l, Brussels, Belgium
Incomplete: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - Super Boogie/Just Got Back From Texas - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Whole Lotta Love - Them Changes/We Got To Live Together - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez - Samba Pa Ti - Praise - Deeper, Dig Deeper

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May 14 Thu: The Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
156 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - One - Now That You Know - Songs Of Freedom - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Them Changes/We Got To Live Together - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez - Goodness And Mercy - Deeper, Dig Deeper

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May 16 Sat: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
1st show
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She’s Not There/Incident At Neshabur - One - Songs Of Freedom - Goodness And Mercy - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It’s Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Them Changes - Deeper, Dig Deeper
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
May 17 Sun: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
May: Top Of The Pops. UK
Exact: Blues For Salvador
Note: TV show. Carlos Santana plays with Chester Thompson.
May 19 Tue: Jubilaeumshalle Wels, Linz, Austria
May 20 Wed: Bundeseisstadion, Graz, Austria
May 21 Thu: MTK Stadium, Budapest, Hungary

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May 23 Sat: Open Air Rock Am See. Bodenseestadion, Konstanz, Germany
136 min.
Exact: Whole Lotta Love - The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - One - Songs Of Freedom - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - Soul Sacrifice (1) - Them Changes/We Got To Live Together - Johnny B. Goode - Deeper, Dig Deeper - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction
W/Gary Moore (1)

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May 24 Sun: Freilichtbuhne St. Goarshausen, Loreley, Germany
122 min.
Exact: Whole Lotta Love - The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - One - Songs Of Freedom - The Healer - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - Goodness And Mercy - Them Changes/We Got To Live Together - Soul Sacrifice - Deeper, Dig Deeper

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Tour: USA West

June 1 Mon: AM Show. San Francisco, CA
15 min.
Note: TV show. Broadcast live on American TV. The host interviews Carlos Santana, and the audience asks him several questions.
June 6 Sat: San Francisco, CA
Note: June 6, 1987 is declared Santana Day in recognition of Santana's worthy public services.
June 9 Tue: Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Note: Opening of the exhibit: Santana: A Celebration Of Twenty Years Of Music.

Poster © Mission Grafica

June 13 Sat: The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
148 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She’s Not There/Incident At Neshabur - One - The Healer - Songs Of Freedom - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It’s Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Them Changes - Whole Lotta Love (1) - American Gypsy/Goodness And Mercy (1) - ?/Soul Sacrifice (1)(2)(3) - Deeper, Dig Deeper
W/Carlos Hernandez (1), Ruben Blades (2), Various Artists (3)

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June 14 Sun: Carnaval. Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

June 19 Fri: Caesar's Tahoe, Stateline, NV
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
June 20 Sat: Caesar's Tahoe, Stateline, NV
2nd show
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz/One - Goodness And Mercy - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Songs Of Freedom - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Them Changes - ? - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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"Freedom" Tour: USA Midwest-East

June 26 Fri: Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
127 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz/One - The Healer - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She’s Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Songs Of Freedom - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Them Changes - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It’s Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Whole Lotta Love/Soul Sacrifice
June 27 Sat: Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Chicago, IL
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Veracruz/One - Goodness And Mercy - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson - Whole Lotta Love - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - Open Invitation - Songs Of Freedom - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction

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June 28 Sun: Sports Center, Indianapolis, IN
June 30 Tue: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

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July 1 Wed: Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY

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June: "Inspire To Aspire"
South Van Ness Avenue & 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA

July: Santana #37
Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Alphonso Johnson (b), Graham Lear (ds), Raul Rekow (perc/vo), Armando Peraza (perc/vo), Orestes Vilato (perc/vo), Chester Thompson (kbd/vo), Alex Ligertwood (g/vo)
July 4 Sat: Interdependence Concert. Izmajlovo Stadium, Moscow, USSR
Incomplete: Open Invitation - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - One
Releases:
Crowd Filming "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Oct 18, 1988 on VHS (Col: USA 19V 49007, France 049007)
Crowd Filming "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on LD-NTSC (Col/Sony Japan ID6333CB)
Crowd Filming "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Sept 12, 2006 on DVD-R1 (Legacy USA 82876 89534 9)
Note: First and only show ever played in Russia until: State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia Dec 20, 2007. 13-min. segment broadcast on Oct 9, 1987 on American TV Showtime. In the finale, Carlos Santana plays with Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor… on: Give Peace A Chance.

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"Freedom" Tour: USA South-Midwest-East/Canada

July 8 Wed: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA
July 10 Fri: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum - One - The Healer - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Marbles/Incident At Neshabur - For Your Precious Love/One Love (1) - It Ain't No Use (1) - Super Boogie/Goodness And Mercy - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction
W/Neville Brothers (1)
July 11 Sat: Nautica Stage, Cleveland, OH
July 13 Mon: Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, MA
Incomplete: The Beat Of My Drum (1) - One (1) - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Marbles/Incident At Neshabur - For Your Precious Love/One Love (1) - It Ain't No Use (1) - Brother John/Iko Iko (1) - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - ? - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Europa - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool - Right Now/Band Introduction
W/Neville Brothers (1)

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July 14 Tue: Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum - One - The Healer - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Marbles/Incident At Neshabur - Katia/Black Satin - Goodness And Mercy - Super Boogie/Hong Kong Blues - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction
July 16 Thu: Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

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July 17 Fri: Pier 84, New York, NY
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum - One - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She’s Not There/Marbles/Incident At Neshabur - For Your Precious Love/One Love (1) - It Ain’t No Use (1) - Iko Iko (1) - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It’s Gotcha - Katia/Black Satin - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction
W/Neville Brothers (1)

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July 18 Sat: Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
135 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum (1) - One (1) - Katia/Black Satin - The Healer - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur/Mandela/Incident At Neshabur - For Your Precious Love/One Love (1) - It Ain't No Use (1) - Iko Iko (1) - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction
W/Neville Brothers (1)
July 19 Sun: Longbranch Park, Syracuse, NY
July 20 Mon: Premiere of "La Bamba". San Francisco, CA
Releases:
"La Bamba" in 1996 on VHS-NTSC (Col Pictures USA 60854)
"La Bamba" in 1998 on DVD-R1 (Col Pictures USA 08549)
"La Bamba" on Sept 9, 2014 on 3000 limited edition units of Blu-ray-A (Twilight Time USA)
Note: Original music written by Carlos Santana and Miles Goodman. In the soundtrack, Carlos Santana can be heard playing with Los Lobos on: I Got A Gal Named Sue (That's My Little Suzie).

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July 21 Tue: Toad's Place, New Haven, CT
1st show. 115 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There - One - The Healer - Katia/Black Satin - Goodness And Mercy- Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction
2nd show. 114 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She’s Not There/Incident At Neshabur - ? - One - Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries - ? - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It’s Gotcha - Samba Pa Ti - Deeper, Dig Deeper/Band Introduction
July 23 Thu: Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY
July 24 Fri: Kingswood Music Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She’s Not There/Incident At Neshabur - One - The Healer - Katia/Black Satin - Goodness And Mercy- Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It’s Gotcha - Soul Sacrifice - Happy Birthday Graham Lear - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Now That You Know - Before We Go - Deeper, Dig Deeper
July 25 Sat: Place Des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
July 26 Sun: Casino Club, Hampton Beach, NH

"Freedom" Tour: USA West-South

Aug 14 Fri: Open Air Amphitheatre, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
157 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - One - ? (1) - I Believe To My Soul (1) - Rockin' With The King (1) - You Hurt Me (1) - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - The Healer - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez - Deeper, Dig Deeper
W/Javier Batiz (1)

Ticket

Aug 15 Sat: Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA
164 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - One - I Believe To My Soul (1) - You Hurt Me (1) - Super Boogie/Goodness And Mercy - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - The Healer (1) - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez - Samba Pa Ti - Deeper, Dig Deeper
W/Javier Batiz (1)
Aug 16 Sun: Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA
W/Javier Batiz
Aug 19 Wed: Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA
Aug 20 Thu: Irvine Meadows, Irvine, CA
Aug 22 Sat: Mountain Aire II Festival. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angel's Camp, CA
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - One - The Healer - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez - Deeper, Dig Deeper
Note: In the same evening, Carlos Santana is guest of Grateful Dead for 14 min. on: Good Morning Little School Girl - Midnight Hour.
Aug 23 Sun: Mountain Aire II Festival. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angel's Camp, CA
110 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum/Primera Invasion - One - The Healer - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Super Boogie/Goodness And Mercy - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez - By The Pool/Europa
Note: In the same evening, Carlos Santana is guest of Grateful Dead for 12 min. on: Iko Iko - All Along The Watchtower.

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Handbill

Pass

Sun Pass

Sat Ticket

Sun Ticket

Aug 26 Wed: McNichols Arena, Denver, CO
124 min.
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum (1) - One (1) - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - For Your Precious Love/One Love (1) - It Ain't No Use (1) - Iko Iko (1) - Super Boogie/Goodness And Mercy - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction
W/Neville Brothers (1)
Note: The show was initially supposed to be played at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO, but later declared a rain-out and moved to Denver, CO.

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Aug 27 Thu: Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre, Santa Fe, NM
Aug 28 Fri: Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre, Santa Fe, NM
Incomplete: Hannibal - Wonderful Combination - Burn - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing/Alphonso Johnson - Now That You Know - The Beat Of My Drum/Super Boogie/Hong Kong Blues/Goodness And Mercy - Savor/Armando Peraza - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - ? - By The Pool/Europa - Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries - The Healer - ? - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez

Fri Ticket

Aug 29 Sat: Special Events Center, University Of Texas, El Paso, TX

Pass

Sept 1 Tue: Palmer Auditorium, Austin, TX

Ticket

Sept 4 Fri: Sunken Garden Theatre, San Antonio, TX
Incomplete: Super Boogie/Hong Kong Blues - The Healer - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez - Deeper, Dig Deeper
W/Eric Johnson

Ticket

Sept 5 Sat: Bandshell Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX
Incomplete: The Beat Of My Drum - One - ? - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - Alphonso Johnson - Hannibal - Wonderful Combination - Goodness And Mercy - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa

Ticket

Sept 6 Sun: Buffalo Bayou, Houston, TX
Sept 10 Thu: Expo Hall, Tampa, FL

Ticket

Sept 11 Fri: Sunrise Music Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Exact: The Beat Of My Drum (1) - One (1) - Wonderful Combination - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing/Alphonso Johnson - Iko Iko (1) - It Ain't No Use (1) - Katia/Black Satin - Goodness And Mercy - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - The Healer
W/Neville Brothers (1)
Sept 12 Sat: Sunrise Music Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Sept 17 Thu: San Rafael, CA
Note: Carlos Santana is guest of Buddy Guy, Junior Wells.
Sept 26 Sat: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Note: Carlos Santana is guest of Lynyrd Skynyrd for 8 min. on: Call Me The Breeze.
Oct 5 Mon: Release of "Blues For Salvador"
Carlos Santana's 7th solo album. Original releases on LP (Col USA 40875), on CD (Col: USA CK 40875, Austria 460258 2, Japan 32DP 879)
Side 1: 1a. Bailando/1b. Aquatic Park (5:45) - 2. Bella (4:29) - 3. I'm Gone (3:07) - 4. 'Trane (3:09) - 5. Deeper, Dig Deeper (6:07)
Side 2: 1. Mingus (1:26) - 2. Now That You Know (10:24) - 3. Hannibal (4:26) - 4. Blues For Salvador (5:47)
Musicians: Carlos Santana, Patrick Ahern, Sterling Crew, Alphonso Johnson, Graham Lear, Alex Ligertwood, David Margen, Buddy Miles, Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Chris Solberg, Chester Thompson, Orestes Vilato, Greg Walker, Tony Williams
Recorded: The Plant, Sausalito, CA

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Oct 7 Wed: Gift Center, San Francisco, CA
Note: Carlos Santana is guest of The Fabulous Thunderbirds for 8 min. on: The Crawl.
Oct 11 Sun: Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA
Note: Carlos Santana is guest of Neville Brothers on: Coal Train - Papa Wah Diddy - Fire On The Bayou.
Oct: The Power Station, New York, NY
Note: Recording of "Black Manhattan", "Kinesis", "Behind The Sun" (from Clyde Criner's "Behind The Sun").
Nov 5 Thu: Grammy Lifetime Achievement Show. Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York, NY
Note: Broadcast on Dec 9, 1987 on American TV CBS. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is given to B.B. King. Carlos Santana plays with The Fabulous Thunderbirds for 1 min. on: Rock Me Baby, with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Natalie Cole for 3 min. on: Ain’t Nobody’s Business, with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Natalie Cole, B.B. King for 5 min. on: Why I Sing The Blues.

Unknown Dates

?: New George's, San Rafael, CA
Note: Carlos Santana is guest of Los Lobos on: How Will The Wolf Survive? - Tequila.
?: The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Note: Carlos Santana is guest of Neville Brothers on: Coal Train - Brother John/Iko Iko/Cajun Rock - My Blood In South Africa - It Ain't No Use.
?: The Consulate General of Mexico, San Francisco, CA
Note: Plaque for the contribution of twenty years of music and fusion of Hispanic roots: Santana.
?: El Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico, San Francisco, CA
Note: Commendation for spreading the culture and tradition of Mexico to all continents: Santana.
?: Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Note: Certificate of Honor for appreciative public recognition of distinction and merit: Santana.
?: Release of Gregg Rolie's "Gringo"
Original release on LP (Col USA BFC 40789)
Tracks: 1. Too Late, Too Late (4:31) - 2. Fire At Night (6:57)
Musicians: Gregg Rolie, Beth Anderson #1, #2, Gary Chang #1, #2, Vinnie Colaiuta #1, #2, Dan Huff #1, #2, Edie Lehman #1, #2, Carlos Santana, Neal Schon #2
Recorded: Power Trax, Los Angeles, CA or Oasis Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Re-releases:
Gregg Rolie's "Hands Of Time" in 1997 on CD (Point Music Germany)
Gregg Rolie's "Gringo" in 2006 on CD (Wounded Bird Records USA WOU 4078)

Gringo LP - CD

Hands Of Time CD

?: Release of Neville Brothers' "Uptown"
Original release on LP (EMI America USA ST-17249)
Track: Forever... For Tonight (4:12)
Musicians: Aaron Neville, Art Neville, Charles Neville, Cyril Neville, Willie Green, Corey Lerios, Carlos Santana
Recorded: The Plant, Sausalito, CA
Re-release: Neville Brothers's "Uptown" on July 1, 1991 on CD (EMI America USA 746754-2)

LP - CD

?: Release of "Historic Santana"
Original release on LP Cicadelic (USA) 969
Side 1: 1. Jingo (long version without vocals) (10:15) - 2. Jam In G Minor (8:00) - 3. As The Years Go Passing By (Blues version) (3:35)
Side 2: 1. Persuasion (different intro) (5:00) - 2. Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries (original version) (8:00) - 3. El Corazon Manda (original mix) (6:00)
Musicians: Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito" Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Neil Schon, Michael Shrieve, Eddie Weiss S2#3
Recorded: Pacific Recording, San Mateo, CA 1968-1969
Re-release: "Evolution. The Original Recordings" on Feb 15, 1994 on 2CD (Thunderbolt UK CDTB 502)
Note: The re-release "Evolution. The Original Recordings" from Feb 15, 1994 on 2CD includes extra tracks from Pacific Recording, San Mateo, CA 1968-1969:
CD 1: 1. Jingo (long version without vocals) (9:46) - 2. El Corazon Manda (long version) (11:52) - 3. La Puesta Del Sol (different version of "Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries") (10:29) - 4. Persuasion (different intro) (5:19) - 5. As The Years Go Passing By (3:53) - 6. Soul Sacrifice (fast version) (4:58) - 7. Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries (10:39) - 8. Jam In G Minor (14:48)
CD 2: 1. Latin Tropical (11:28) - 2. Let's Get Ourselves Together ("Shades Of Time" instrumental) (2:08) - 3. Acapulco Sunrise (2:35) - 4. Coconut Grove, Hawaii (2:28) - 5. Hot Tamales (8:04) - 6. El Corazon Manda (original mix) (6:13) - 7. Jam In E (8:33) - 8. Jammin' Home (8:19) - 9. With A Little Help From My Friends (4:09) - 10. Travelin' Blues (4:52)
Tracks CD2#7-#10 possibly recorded at Neal Schon's auditions San Francisco, CA Fall 1970. These tracks have been since re-released on over 500 items worldwide.

Historic Santana

Evolution

LP

The Original Recordings

2CD

?: Release of "Casey Kasem’s Rock n’ Roll Goldmine. The San Francisco Sound"
Original release on VHS-NTSC (Vestron Video USA VE1117)
Track: Jingo
Musicians: Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito" Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve
Recorded: Beat Club. NDR Studios, Bremen, Germany June 22, 1970
Re-release: "Casey Kasem’s Rock n’ Roll Goldmine. The San Francisco Sound" on April 27, 1994 on DVD-R1 (Standing Room Only Entertainment USA 03109)

DVD-R1

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