Tour: USA West-East

Tour: Europe

Tour: USA Midwest

Tour: USA West

Tour: USA West-Midwest-East-South/Puerto Rico

Unknown Date

🎫 Jan 1 Fri: Sunshine ‘71 Festival. Waikiki Diamond Head Crater, Oahu, HI

Incomplete: Waiting - Batuka - Samba Pa Ti

Note: Because of drug problems in and around the band, Carlos Santana feels the need to talk to Michael Carabello with whom he founded an unnamed band back in Fall 1966, which later became the Santana Blues Band.

Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): On New Year’s Eve we played a festival in Hawaii and had a few days off. The morning after the concert I woke up around five thirty in the house we stayed in, right on the beach. It was still dark, but I couldn’t sleep, so I went and woke up Carabello. I said, “Michael, I need your help, man. I need you to wake up and take a walk with me.” (…) “You and I started this thing, man. But something has to change, because we’re not making any progress---we’re getting worse with our attitude to the music. We’re getting really arrogant and really belligerent.” (…) “I need your help, man. I think we need to have a meeting and bring this up and talk about it and really, really deal with it.” (…) That morning on the beach, Carabello looked at me and said, “Okay, Man. Let’s take care of this.” But it was a long time before we did. (268-269)

Quote from Wayne (http://www.midlifecrisishawaii.com/2012/03/22/do-you-remember-crater-festivals/): My first Crater Festival was actually the first one ever in 1970. I was a young marine stationed at Kaneohe MCAS. The next year I was living off base at a house we rented in Kailua. The memory of Santana playing Samba Pa Ti while the sun was going down over the crater wall was awesome.

Poster
© Robert Knight
© Robert Knight

🎧 Jan 16 Sat: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA

Note: Recording (2nd session) of “Pretty As You Feel” (from Jefferson’s Airplane’s “Bark”). 1st session on Dec 14, 1970.

Quote Paul Kantner (Facebook July 20, 2022): “Pretty As You Feel” came out of a jam with Carlos Santana, Jack, and Jorma, and Joey took like three minutes out of a 30-minute jam and wrote some words to it.

🎧 Jan: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA

Note: Recording of "Jungle Strut" (from "Santana III"). Recording of "Folsom Street-One" (from "Santana III. Legacy Edition").

🎧 Feb: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA

Note: Recording of "Guajira" (from "Santana III") W/Mario Ochoa, Rico Reyes. Recording of "Bambele", "Gumbo" (from "Santana III. Legacy Edition").

🎸 Feb 22 Mon: The Matrix, San Francisco, CA

Note: Carlos Santana plays with Merl Sanders.

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🎫 March 6 Sat: Soul To Soul. Independence Anniversary. Black Star Square, Accra, Ghana

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March: Santana #7

(left to right) Coke Escovedo (perc), David Brown (b), Michael Carabello (perc), Jose "Chepito" Areas (perc), Neal Schon (g), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Michael Shrieve (ds)

Note: A third percussionist joins the band, Coke Escovedo. Doug Rauch (b) travels with them for the European tour. Victor Pantoja (perc) and Rico Reyes (perc) play with the band occasionally after the European tour.

Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): That’s how things flowed in San Francisco. Santana was never exclusive---like many bands, we played and jammed and did sessions with each other and found new ideas and people to go on the road with. (…) Coke came in and added so much to the sessions from the start that we had to give him credit for the inspiration he brought to that album. (…) Coke helped write “No One To Depend On,” the second single from Santana III, and he started touring with us. (p272-273)

Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Chepito recovered from his aneurysm, and he and Coke Escovedo joined us after we got back from Africa. (p283)

Santana #7

Tour: USA West-East

🎫 March 20 Sat: Cal Expo. Sacramento, CA

🎫 March 22 Mon: The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

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🎫 March 23 Tue: The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

83 min.

Exact: Waiting - Ballin' - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor - Samba Pa Ti - Toussaint L'Overture - Evil Ways - Incident At Neshabur - Jungle Strut - Everybody's Everything - Gumbo - Black Magic Woman (1) - Oye Como Va (1) - Guajira (1)

W/Jose Feliciano (1)

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Ticket

🎫 March 26 Fri: Winterland, San Francisco, CA

Poster BG 275 © David Singer
Fri or Sat Ticket
Fri Only Ticket

🎫 March 27 Sat: Winterland, San Francisco, CA

Sat Only Ticket

🎫 March 28 Sun: Winterland, San Francisco, CA

Sun Ticket

🎫 🎫 April 1 Thu: Fillmore East, New York, NY

Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

Program

🎫 🎫 April 2 Fri: Fillmore East, New York, NY

Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

8:00 p.m. Show Ticket

🎫 🎫 April 3 Sat: Fillmore East, New York, NY

1st or 2nd show. 62 min.

Exact: Soul Sacrifice - Jungle Strut - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor - Samba Pa Ti - Toussaint L'Overture - Evil Ways - Everybody's Everything - Gumbo

Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

11:30 p.m. Show Ticket
© Amalie Rothschild
© Amalie Rothschild

Tour: Europe

🎫 April 14 Wed: K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ticket

🎫 April 16 Fri: Stockholm Konserthus, Stockholm, Sweden

Ticket

🎫 April 18 Sun: The Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Exact: Waiting - Incident At Neshabur - Taboo - Jungle Strut - Toussaint L’Overture/Evil Ways - Samba Pa Ti - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor/Jingo - Soul Sacrifice - Gumbo - Everybody’s Everything - Se A Cabo - You Just Don’t Care - Conquistadore Rides Again

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🎫 April 19 Mon: Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

Poster © Gunther Kieser
Ticket
© Bruce Johnson

🎫 🎫 April 20 Tue: Circus Krone-Bau, Munich, Germany

1st or 2nd show

Incomplete: Incident At Neshabur - Taboo - Jungle Strut - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Samba Pa Ti - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor/Jingo - Soul Sacrifice - Gumbo - Se A Cabo - Treat

Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

8:00 p.m. Show Ticket
11:00 p.m. Show Ticket

🎫 April 22 Thu: Beat Club. NDR Studios, Bremen, Germany

Exact: Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (1) - Jungle Strut - Samba Pa Ti

Releases:

(1) "The Best Of Musikladen Live. Volume 1" on Nov 17, 1998 on VHS-NTSC (USA Mvd Visual)

(1) "The Best Of Musikladen Live. Volume 1 & 2" in 2000 on DVD-R1 (USA Pioneer Artists PA-98-601-D)

Note: TV show. Broadcast at various dates on TV.

Nov 17, 1998 VHS-NTSC Front Cover
(USA Mvd Visual)
2000 DVD-R1 Front Cover
(USA Pioneer Artists PA-98-601-D)

🎫 April 23 Fri: Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany

🎫 April 24 Sat: L'Olympia, Paris, France

April 24, 1971 or April 25, 1971 © Glaude Gassian
April 24, 1971 or April 25, 1971

🎫 April 25 Sun: L'Olympia, Paris, France

Incomplete: Jungle Strut - Taboo - Toussaint L'Overture - Evil Ways - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor/Jingo

Note: 57-min. segment broadcast at an unknown date on French radio Europe1.

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🎫 April 27 Tue: Palazzetto Lido Sport, Milan, Italy

Exact: Waiting - Incident At Neshabur - Jungle Strut - Taboo - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor/Jingo

Ticket

🎫 April 28 Wed: Rome, Italy

🎫 April 29 Thu: Rome, Italy

🎫 🎫 May 1 Sat: Super Pop Montreux. Golden Rose Pop Festival. Casino De Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland

1st or 2nd show

Incomplete: Waiting - Incident At Neshabur - Jungle Strut (1) - Taboo - Toussaint L’Overture/Evil Ways - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor/Jingo * - Everybody’s Everything - Gumbo *

Releases:

(1) "Viva Santana!" in August 1988 on 3LP(gf) (Col: USA 44344, Netherlands 462500 1)

(1) “Viva Santana!” on October 4, 1988 on 2CD (Col: USA C2K 44344, Austria 462500 2, Japan 46DP 5334~5)

Note: Two shows played in the same evening. 56-min. segment broadcast in the show “Super Pop Montreux” at various dates on TV. * 10-min. segment broadcast in the show “40 Jahre Jazz Festival Montreux” in 2006 on German TV 3 Sat. A Carlos Santana interview from Montreux is shown in the program “Carrefour” in April 1971 on Swiss TV RTS.

Small Poster © P. Krieger
9:00 p.m. Show Ticket

🎫 🎫 May 8 Sat: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK

1st show

Incomplete: Batuka/Ballin' - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Jungle Strut - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Everybody's Everything - Gumbo - Soul Sacrifice

2nd show

Incomplete: Batuka/Ballin' - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Jungle Strut - Incident At Neshabur - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Se A Cabo - Everybody's Everything/Gumbo - Soul Sacrifice - Savor/Jingo

Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

6:15 p.m. Show Ticket
9:15 p.m. Show Ticket

🎫 May 9 Sun: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK

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🎧 June 4 Fri: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA

W/Rico Reyes

Note: Recording of "Toussaint L'Overture" (from "Santana III").

🎧 June 5 Sat: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA

W/Linda Tillery, Tower Of Power Horn Section

Note: Recording of "Everybody's Everything" (from "Santana III").

Tour: USA Midwest

🎫 June 10 Thu: Kentucky Fair And Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

Poster © Randy Tuten/Joan Chase (photo)

🎫 June 11 Fri: Milwaukee Auditorium Arena, Milwaukee, WI

Poster © Randy Tuten/Joan Chase (photo)

🎫 June 12 Sat: State Fair Coliseum, Indianapolis, IN

Poster © Randy Tuten/Joan Chase (photo)
Ticket

🎫 🎫 June 13 Sun: International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL

Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

3:00 p.m. Show Ticket

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🎧 June 15 Tue: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA

Note: Recording of "Taboo" (from "Santana III").

🎧 June 16 Wed: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA

Note: Recording of "Batuka" (from "Santana III"). Recording of "No One To Depend On" (from "Santana III") W/Gregg Errico, Rico Reyes.

🎧 June 17 Thu: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA

W/Linda Tillery

Note: Recording of "Everything's Coming Our Way" (from "Santana III").

🎧 June 18 Fri: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA

W/Luis Gasca, Rico Reyes

Note: Recording of "Para Los Rumberos" (from "Santana III").

🎫 July 4 Sun: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

🎫 July 18 Sun: Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Incomplete: ? - Guajira - ?

© Larry Rogers

Aug: Santana #8

Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Tom Rutley (b), Michael Shrieve (ds), Michael Carabello (perc), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), Coke Escovedo (perc), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo), Neal Schon (g)

Note: David Brown is replaced by Tom Rutley.

Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Not long after that it was clear to everyone that David was not doing well---his heroin use was showing, and his playing and the music were starting to suffer. (…) I made the decision to fire David. (…) We had dates to play; so we replaced David with Tom Rutley, an acoustic bass player Shrieve had worked with in a big band in college. (…) He was only with us for a short time before Dougie Rauch took over, but Tom helped us at just the right time. (p288-289)

Santana #8. Tom Rutley (b). Unknown Date

🎸 Aug 15 Sun: Concord Festival. Concord, CA

Note: Carlos Santana and several of his musicians are guests of Gabor Szabo’s Quintet.

🎧 Aug 17 Tue: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA

Note: Recording of Luis Gasca's "For Those Who Chant".

🎧 Aug 18 Wed: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA

Note: Recording of Luis Gasca's "For Those Who Chant".

🎧 Aug: Premiere of "Soul To Soul"

Recorded: Soul To Soul. Independence Anniversary. Black Star Square, Accra, Ghana March 6, 1971

Releases:

"Soul To Soul" on VHS-NTSC (Atlantic Video USA 50115-3)

"Soul To Soul" on LD-NTSC (Atlantic Video Japan)

"Soul To Soul" on Aug 24, 2004 on DVD-R1 + CD (WEA USA)

VHS-NTSC
LD-NTSC
Aug 24, 2004 DVD-R1 + CD

Tour: USA West

🎫 Sept 16 Thu: Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, WA

Ticket

🎫 Sept 17 Fri: Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA

🎫 Sept 18 Sat: Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA

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🎫 Sept 24 Fri: Festival Internacional Da Cancao. Theatro Municipal, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

W/Luisao

Note: Broadcast at an unknown date on Brazilian TV Globo.

🎧 Sept: Release of "Santana III"

Santana's 3rd album. Original release on LP(gf) (Col: USA 30595, Netherlands 64390, Japan 25AP 815)

Side 1: 1. Batuka (3:35) - 2. No One To Depend On (5:25) - 3. Taboo (5:40) - 4. Toussaint L'Overture (5:54)

Side 2: 1. Everybody's Everything (3:30) - 2. Guajira (5:50) - 3. Jungle Strut (5:19) - 4. Everything's Coming Our Way (3:19) - 5. Para Los Rumberos (2:44)

Musicians: Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito" Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Coke Escovedo, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve

W/Gregg Errico S1#2, Luis Gasca S2#5, Mario Ochoa S2#2, Rico Reyes S1#2, S1#4, S2#2, S2#5, Linda Tillery S2#1, S2#4, Tower Of Power Horn Section (Greg Adams, Emilio Castillo, Mic Gilette, Steve Kupka, Skip Mesquite) S2#1

Recorded: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA. S1#1, S2#5 June 18, 1971, S1#2 May 16, 1971, S1#3 June 15, 1971, S1#4, S2#1 May 1971, S2#2 Feb 1971, S2#3 Jan 1971, S2#4 June 17, 1971

Re-releases:

"Santana III" in 1972 on LP(gf/quad) (Col: USA CQ 30595, Japan SOPN-88)

"Santana III" on July 7, 1987 on CD (Col: USA CK 30595, Austria 32058, Japan SRCS 6317)

"Santana III. 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition" on March 31, 1998 on CD(24-bit) (Col/Legacy USA CK 65491)

"Santana III. Legacy Edition" on Feb 21, 2006 on 2CD(dgpck) (Col/Legacy USA 82796902702)

Note: The re-release "Santana III. 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition" from March 31, 1998 on CD(24-bit) includes three extra tracks from Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA July 4, 1971: Batuka (3:41) - Jungle Strut (5:59) - Gumbo (5:26). The re-release "Santana III. Legacy Edition" from Feb 21, 2006 on 2CD(dgpck) includes the following extra tracks: CD1 (previously unreleased studio recordings): Gumbo (Feb 1971) - Folsom Street-One (Jan 1971) - Bambele (wrongly entitled "Bambeye") (Feb 1971) - No One To Depend On (Single version) (June 16, 1971), CD2 (all from Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA July 4, 1971): 1. Batuka - 2. No One To Depend On - 3. Toussaint L'Overture - 4. Taboo - 5. Jungle Strut - 6. Black Magic Woman/Gyspy Queen - 7. Incident At Neshabur - 8. In A Silent Way - 9. Savor - 10. Para Los Rumberos - 11. Gumbo.

Sept 1971 LP(gf)
July 7, 1987 CD - March 31, 1998 CD(24-bit)
Japanese 1972 LP(gf/quad)
Sept 1971 LP Gatefold Cover
Japanese 1972 LP(gf/quad) Gatefold Inner Cover
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Rolling Stone Nov 11, 1971 Release Ad #2

🎧 Sept: Release of Jefferson Airplane's "Bark"

Original release on LP (Grunt USA FTR-1001)

Track: Pretty As You Feel

Musicians: Jack Casady, Joey Covington, Papa John Creach, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve, Grace Slick

Recorded: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA Dec 14, 1970/Jan 16, 1971

Re-release: Jefferson Airplane's "Bark" on Jan 30, 1996 on CD (RCA USA 07863 66574-2)

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CD

Late Sept: Santana #9

Tom Rutley (b), Michael Shrieve (ds), Michael Carabello (perc), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), Coke Escovedo (perc), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo), Neal Schon (g)

Note: Due to serious tensions between members, the band goes on tour without Carlos Santana.

Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Sometime in September, before another tour across the country, I opened my mouth, and there was an argument, and by the end of it I said, “I’m not going unless we get rid of Stan Marcum and Carabello, because they’re suppling the band with the heavy stuff and we sound like shit. We’re not practicing, and it’s embarrassing. Either those guys are out or I’m out.” I had to do what I had to do. Stan and Carabello were in the room and I said this in front of them. They laughed and said I coldn’t do that. “We leave on Monday, man. If you don’t show up, then you’re not in the band.” And that’s exactly what happened. It felt horrible. It felt really, really horrible to be part of a band that just left on tour without me. But that was it---there was no official separation announcement, no press release, and no legal agreement. Everyone left, and I stayed behind, licking my wounds. (p291)

Tour: USA West-Midwest-East-South/Puerto Rico

🎫 Sept 28 Tue: Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO

76 min.

Exact: Batuka/No One To Depend On - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - In A Silent Way/Marbles - Toussaint L'Overture - Evil Ways/Para Los Rumberos - Soul Sacrifice

Ticket

🎫 Sept 29 Wed: Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO

Ticket

🎫 Sept 30 Thu: Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO

🎫 Oct 1 Fri: Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH

🎫 Oct 2 Sat: Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH

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🎫 Oct 4 Mon: Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI

🎫 Oct 5 Tue: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

🎫 Oct 7 Thu: Buffalo, NY

🎫 Oct 8 Fri: Syracuse, NY

🎫 Oct 11 Mon: Boston Gardens, Boston, MA

74 min.

Exact: Batuka/No One To Depend On - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - In A Silent Way/Marbles - Toussaint L'Overture - Evil Ways/Para Los Rumberos - Jambalaya/Gumbo

🎫 Oct 12 Tue: National Guard Armory, Washington, DC

69 min.

Exact: Batuka/No One To Depend On - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Treat - In A Silent Way/Marbles - Evil Ways/Para Los Rumberos - Jambalaya/Gumbo

Mid-Oct: Santana #10

(left to right) Tom Rutley (b), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), James “Mingo” Lewis (perc), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), Michael Shrieve (ds), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo), Neal Schon (g)

Note: Michael Carabello is taken out of the band, and Carlos Santana returns to the band for the rest of the tour. During a show in New York, NY, a young percussionist, James “Mingo” Lewis, is taken from the audience, and is invited to join the band. Pete Escovedo plays with the band occasionally.

Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Three weeks after Santana left for the road (minus this Santana), the phone rang. It was Neal. The band was going through the East Coast and was at the Felt Forum in New York. “Hey, Man, I don’t want to say this, because it’s probably bad for your ego, but the audience are screaming and booing---they want to hear you. They know you’re in Santana. Come on---why don’t you get on the next plane?” I wasn’t changing my mind. “No. Not unless you put Carabello and Stan on the next plane home. Then I’ll be there.” I heard later that when the band made up its mind to get me back and send Carabello and Stan home, the two of them went around to everyone’s room, letting people know how upset and hurt they were. (…) The feeling right away was that this was going to be a new chapter for Santana. It wasn’t just that we had to find a new conguero; we also needed to do that while we were thousands of miles from the musicians we knew best. So one night in New York City we decided to put it out into the world, and we asked if there was a conga player in the audience. That’s how we found Mingo Lewis. He was a street musician with a lot of energy. (…) During those first shows there was definitely a division, or the feeling of a divide, in the band. (p292-293)

Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): But at the end of 1971, Santana was falling apart. Two of my oldest friends were gone from the band, and the mood in the band wasn’t pleasant---things were getting intense. (…) When something is over, it’s over. (…) We had gone from rooting each other to tolerating each other to being two bands in one, in conflict musically and philosophically. (p296)

Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): I am Santana---if I’m not in the band and it has the name Santana, then it’s a Santana tribute. (p298-299)

Santana #10 after being deported from Peru. San Francisco International Airport, CA Dec 10, 1971

🎫 Oct 14 Thu: Felt Forum, New York, NY

Poster © Randy Tuten

🎫 🎫 Oct 15 Fri: Felt Forum, New York, NY

1st or 2nd show. 85 min.

Exact: Batuka - No One To Depend On - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - In A Silent Way - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways/Para Los Rumberos - Soul Sacrifice

Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

🎫 🎫 Oct 16 Sat: Felt Forum, New York, NY

Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

6:30 p.m. Show Ticket
10:00 p.m. Show Ticket

🎫 Oct 18 Mon: Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY

🎫 Oct 21 Thu: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC

🎫 Oct 22 Fri: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA

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🎫 Oct 23 Sat: Baltimore, MD

🎫 Oct 24 Sun: ?, NJ

🎫 Oct 25 Mon: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

Ticket

🎫 Oct 27 Wed: Miami-Hollywood Sportatorium, Miami, FL

© Mark Diamond

🎫 Oct 28 Thu: Miami-Hollywood Sportatorium, Miami, FL

🎫 Oct 30 Sat: Puerto Rico Naval Training Range, Vieques, Puerto Rico

Note: Free show for only the military families.

© Gerry Robertson

🎫 Oct 31 Sun: Hiram Bithorn Municipal Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico

🎫 Nov 4 Thu: Albuquerque, NM

🎫 Nov 5 Fri: Sports Arena, San Diego, CA

Incomplete: Savor/Para Los Rumberos - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Samba Pa Ti - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways/Jungle Strut

Poster © Randy Tuten

🎫 🎫 Nov 6 Sat: Selland Arena, Fresno, CA

1st or 2nd show

Incomplete: Savor/Para Los Rumberos - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Batuka/No One To Depend On - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Treat - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways/Bambele/Gumbo - Samba Pa Ti - Soul Sacrifice

Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

Poster © Randy Tuten

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🎫 Dec 5 Sun: Honolulu International Center Arena, Honolulu, Oahu, HI

W/Buddy Miles

Poster © Tad Hunter (aka "San Andreas Fault")

🎫 Dec 6 Mon: Honolulu International Center Arena, Honolulu, Oahu, HI

W/Buddy Miles

🔔 Dec 10 Fri: Aeropuerto Jorge Chavez, Lima, Peru

Note: Santana is prevented by the military dictatorship from performing at the Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos, Lima, Peru on Saturday Dec 11, 1971. Santana returns to perform in this city on July 21, 1995 and March 21, 2006.

Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): When we got to Lima, we hung out with the mayor while our luggage went to the hotel. We got the key to the city, took some photos, and then we went to visit a few churches at my request. (…) We were at the first one for just fifteen minutes when suddenly the place was surrounded by cops. (…) Then the cops told us there’d been some more problems with students; we were in danger, and we had to leave. They asked a plane that was flying from Brazil to Los Angeles to land and pick us up so that we could get back safely. We went straight to the airport. (p295)

Quote (https://elcomercio.pe/luces/musica/ocurrio-1971-suspenden-concierto-santana-lima-181523) (Dec 10, 2014): Santana and its crew arrived in Lima on Dec 8, 1971. The following day, the band was taken to the Seguridad del Estado de la Policía de Investigaciones del Perú (PIP), and stayed there all day. On Dec 10, 1971, an official statement from the Ministerio del Interior announced the cancelation of the event. Santana was directly taken from the PIP station to the Jorge Chavez airport.

Cancelled show Poster
Cancelled show Ticket

🎧 Dec: Release of Papa John Creach's "Papa John Creach"

Original release on LP(gf) (Grunt USA FTR-1003)

Track: Papa John's Down Home Blues (2:41)

Musicians: Papa John Creach, Nick Buck, Bruce Conte, Douglas Rauch, Carlos Santana, Tony Smith

Recorded: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA

Re-releases:

Papa John Creach's "Papa John Creach" in 1997 on CD (One Way Records OW 34511)

Papa John Creach's "Papa John Creach. Collector's Edition" in 2017 on translucent blue vinyl LP(gf/cv) (RCA Records AARS-8712)

Dec 1971 LP(gf) - 1997 CD
2017 LP(gf/cv)
Dec 1971 LP(gf) Gatefold Cover
Dec 1971 LP(gf) Gatefold Inner Cover

Unknown Date

🎧 ?: Release of Luis Gasca's "For Those Who Chant"

Original release on LP(gf) (Blue Thumb USA BTS 37)

Side 1: 1. Street Dude (11:40) - 2. La Raza (8:03)

Side 2: 1. Spanish Gypsy (15:07) - 2. Little Mama (5:28)

Musicians: Luis Gasca, Jose "Chepito" Areas, George Cables, Hadley Caliman, Michael Carabello, Stanley Clarke, Cosmic Dog, Coke Escovedo, Snooky Flowers, Carmelo Garcia, Joe Henderson, Richard Kermode, Mark Levine, Joan McGregor, Garnette Mims, Victor Pantoja, Rico Reyes, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve, Lenny White

Recorded: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA Aug 17-18, 1971

Re-release: Luis Gasca's "For Those Who Chant" on Dec 19, 2006 on CD(dgpck) (Bomba Records Japan BOM24060)

Note: S1#2 also known as "For Those Who Chant".

1971 LP(gf)
Dec 19, 2006 CD(dgpck)