Tour: Pacific
Tour: Canada/USA Midwest-East-South/Canada
Tour: USA West-South-East
Tour: Europe
Unknown Dates
Early Year: CA
Note from Deborah Santana (Space Between The Stars. My Journey To An Open Heart 2005): Deborah Santana is pregnant, but under the pressure of Sri Chinmoy, she gets an abortion. Sri Chinmoy: The soul has not entered your body yet. (p242) Carlos Santana is not informed until the 1981 "Zebop!" Japanese Tour. (p259)
Jan 25 Sun: Night Of The Hurricane II Benefit Concert. Astrodome, Houston, TX
Note: The concert is held for convicted murderer, boxer Ruben “Hurricane” Carter. Carlos Santana plays with Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Stephen Stills, Ringo Starr.
Tour: Pacific
Feb 1 Sun: Carlaw Park, Auckland, Australia
Poster © Randy Tuten
Australia Pre-Tour Book
Ticket
Feb 4 Wed: Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Poster
Feb 7 Sat: Apollo Entertainment Centre, Richmond, Australia
Ticket
Feb 10 Tue: Subiaco Oval, Perth, Australia
Feb 13 Fri: Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
Feb 15 Sun: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
Feb 16 Mon: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
Feb 17 Tue: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
Mon Ticket Tue Ticket
Feb 20 Fri: Nippon Budōkan, Tokyo, Japan
113 min.
Exact: Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Let It Shine - Europa - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Give And Take - Gitano - Savor/Armando Peraza/Toussaint L'Overture - Let Me - Band Introduction/Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Evil Ways
Feb 21 Sat: Nippon Budōkan, Tokyo, Japan
Japan Tour Book
Poster
Fri-Sat Handbill #1
Fri-Sat Handbill #2
Fri Ticket
Sat Ticket
Feb 22 Sun: Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
Feb 25 Wed: Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan
Incomplete: Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Let It Shine - Europa - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Give And Take - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Armando Peraza/Toussaint L'Overture - Let Me - Band Introduction/Soul Sacrifice
Sun-Wed Handbill
Wed Ticket
Feb 27 Fri: Kyoto Kaikan Daiichi Hall, Kyoto, Japan
Feb 28 Sat: Bunka Center, Takamatsu, Japan
Feb 29 Sun: Bunka Center, Takamatsu, Japan
March 1 Mon: Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan
March 2 Tue: Ken Ritsu Taiikukan, Okayama, Japan
March 3 Wed: Otani Taiikukan, Kokura, Japan
March 5 Fri: Ken Ritsu Taiikukan, Kumamoto, Japan
March 6 Sat: Fukuoka-shi Kyūden Kinen Taiikukan, Fukuoka, Japan
Incomplete: Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Let It Shine - Europa - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Give And Take - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Armando Peraza
Ticket
March 8 Mon: Ken Ritsu Taiikukan, Hiroshima, Japan
March 9 Tue: Nagoya-shi Kōkaidō, Nagoya, Japan
March 10 Wed: Bunka Taiikukan, Yokohama, Japan
Ticket
March 11 Thu: Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan
Incomplete: Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Give And Take - Samba Pa Ti - Toussaint L'Overture
March 12 Fri: Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan
147 min.
Exact: Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Let It Shine - Europa - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Give And Take - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Armando Peraza/Toussaint L'Overture - Let Me/Band Introduction - Soul Sacrifice - Gitano - Evil Ways
March 13 Sat: Ken Ritsu Taiikukan, Niigata, Japan
Incomplete: Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Let It Shine - Europa - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Give And Take - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Armando Peraza/Toussaint L'Overture - Let Me - Band Introduction/Soul Sacrifice
March 15 Mon: Muroran Kempo Taiikukan, Noboribetsu, Japan
March 16 Tue: Green Dome, Sapporo, Japan
Incomplete: Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Let It Shine - Europa - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Give And Take - Samba Pa Ti - Toussaint L'Overture
March 17 Wed: Green Dome, Sapporo, Japan
Tue-Wed Poster
Wed Ticket
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March 20 Sat: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
Note: Show played during the filming of the movie "A Star Is Born" featuring Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson.
Quote from Bill Graham: Jon Peters (the producer) wanted 50.000 people in a stadium from 7 am until dark as extras for the live concert scenes. I lined up Peter Frampton, Santana, Graham Central Station and Ronnie Mentrose to perform. The plan was very simple. A live performance by a band and then some movie action on stage and then another band and so on. The intent was to keep the fans entertained throughout the long ordeal.
Poster #1
Poster #2
March 26 Fri: Release of "Amigos"
Santana's 9th album. Original release on LP(foc) (Col: USA 33576, Netherlands 86005, Japan 25AP 827)
Side 1: 1. Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) (8:20) - 2. Take Me With You (5:25) - 3. Let Me (5:08)
Side 2: 1. Gitano (6:12) - 2. Tell Me Are You Tired (5:44) - 3. Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile) (5:06) - 4. Let It Shine (6:18)
Musicians: Carlos Santana, David Brown, "Ndugu" Leon Chancler, Tom Coster, Armando Peraza, Greg Walker
W/Ivory Stone, Maxine Willard Waters, Julia Tillman Waters
Recorded: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA
Re-releases:
"Amigos" on LP(foc/quad) (Col USA CQ 33576)
"Amigos" on Sept 2, 1986 on CD (Col: USA CK 33576, Austria 32476, Japan 28DP 1020)
"Amigos" on June 7, 2006 on CD(dgpck) (Sony Japan MHCP 1006)
LP(foc) - LP(foc/quad) - CD CD(dgpck)
Mobile Ad
"Dance Sister Dance" Ad
Ad
Ad
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Japanese Ad
Japanese Ad
Tour: Canada/USA Midwest-East-South/Canada
April: Santana #20
(left to right) Byron Miller (b), Greg Walker (vo), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Tom Coster (kbd/vo), "Ndugu" Leon Chancler (ds), Armando Peraza (perc/vo),
April 7 Wed: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
April 8 Thu: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
April 14 Wed: Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium, La Crosse, WI
Ticket
April 15 Thu: Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
Ad
April 16 Fri: Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
Poster
April 19 Mon: Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI
Incomplete: Gitano - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Let It Shine - Oye Como Va - Tell Me Are You Tired - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L’Overture - Let Me/Band Introduction - Soul Sacrifice
April 20 Tue: Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, WI
Ticket
May 2 Sun: The Sunday Break
Interstate 35 At Texas Highway 290, Austin, TX
Poster
Handbill
Ticket
May 7 Fri: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Incomplete: Gitano - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Let It Shine - Oye Como Va - Samba Pa Ti - Savor - Let Me - Band Introduction/Soul Sacrifice - Incident At Neshabur - Evil Ways
Note: Broadcast at an unknown date on American radio KSAN.
Ticket
May 8 Sat: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
111 min.
Exact: Gitano - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Let It Shine - Oye Como Va - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Let Me - Band Introduction/Soul Sacrifice - Incident At Neshabur - Evil Ways
May 9 Sun: Capital Centre, Landover, MD
Ticket
May 11 Tue: Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Ticket
May 14 Fri: Freedom Hall, Civic Center, Johnson City, TN
Ticket
May 15 Sat: Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
Handbill
Pass
May 18 Tue: Sports Arena, Toledo, OH
Ticket
May 24 Mon: The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Ad
May 26 Wed: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
May 27 Thu: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Poster
Ticket
May 30 Sun: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA
Ticket
May: El Corso Nightclub, New York, NY
Note: Carlos Santana is guest of Tito Puente on: Oye Como Va
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June: Santana #21
Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Byron Miller (b), “Ndugu” Leon Chancler (ds), Armando Peraza (perc/vo), Francisco Aguabella (perc), Tom Coster (kbd/vo), Greg Walker (vo)
Note: Francisco Aguabella joins the band.
June 5 Sat: Day On The Green. Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Incomplete: Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L’Overture - Let Me (1)(2) - Soul Sacrifice (1)(2) - Evil Ways
W/Jeff Beck (1), Neal Schon (2)
Note: In the same evening, Carlos Santana is guest of Jeff Beck.
Poster #1
Poster #2
Program
Tour: USA West-South-East
July: Santana #22
Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Pablo Tellez (b/vo), Gaylord Birch (ds), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), Raul Rekow (perc/vo), Tom Coster (kbd/vo)
Note: “Ndugu” Leon Chancler is replaced by Gaylord Birch. Armando Peraza and Francisco Aguabella are replaced by Raul Rekow and Jose “Chepito” Areas. Byron Miller is replaced by Pablo Tellez.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Ndugu left and recommended Gaylord. (…) Very seldom will people leave because thet want to. But Ndugu had other things to do, and he was the one who decided to leave. (…) In 1988 we got Ndugu to come back as part of the Santana-Shorter Band. (p383)
Santana #22. (left to right)
Raul Rekow (perc/vo), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Pabo Tellez (b/vo)
The Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands Nov 30, 1976
© Andre Looijestijn
July 2 Fri: Selland Arena, Fresno, CA
Ticket
July 5 Mon: Golden Hall, San Diego, CA
Ticket
July 6 Tue: Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Ticket
July 7 Wed: Community Center, Tucson, AZ
Poster
Ticket
July 13 Tue: Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX
Poster
Ticket
July 16 Fri: Lubbock, TX
July 18 Sun: Denver, CO
July 23 Fri: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Note: Carlos Santana is guest of Doobie Brothers on: Long Train Running.
July 24 Sat: Royals Stadium, Kansas City, MO
July 25 Sun: Tulsa Fairgrounds Speedway, Tulsa, OK
Poster
July: Albuquerque, NM
W/Bobby Berge, Tommy Bolin, Mark Stein
Aug 23 Mon: Schaefer Music Festival. Central Park, New York, NY
Aug 25 Wed: Schaefer Music Festival. Central Park, New York, NY
Handbill
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Sept 6 Mon: Salsa Explosion! The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Note: Carlos Santana is guest of Azteca.
Poster © Ruben Guzman
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Sept-Oct: Santana #23
(left to right) Ray Etzler (Santana Management), Tom Coster (kbd/vo), ? (floor), Leon Patillo (kbd/vo), Gaylord Birch (ds) (white hat), Joel Badie (master of ceremony, hand perc) (red hat), ? (black jacket), Raul Rekow (perc/vo), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Bill Graham (Santana Management) (floor), Pablo Tellez (b/vo), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), ? (black hat)
Note: Leon Patillo returns to the band. Joel Badie (master of ceremony, hand perc) joins the band occasionally.
© Alan Bagshaw
Tour: Europe
Nov: Santana #24
(left to right) Raul Rekow (perc/vo), Graham Lear (ds), Luther Rabb (vo), Jose "Chepito" Areas (perc), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Pablo Tellez (b/vo), Tom Coster (kbd/vo)
Note: Gaylord Birch is replaced by Graham Lear. Leon Patillo is replaced by Luther Rabb. Joel Badie (master of ceremony, hand perc) joins the band during the European tour.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): We did Amigos, and a year later Gaylord Birch left and we got Graham Lear on drums---another Ndugu recommendation. (…) He stayed with us for almost seven years, into the ‘80s, and I learned a lot from him. (p385)
Nov 5 Fri: Empire Pool, London, UK
Nov 6 Sat: Empire Pool, London, UK
Europe Tour Pin
Poster #1
Poster #2
Fri Ticket
Sat Ticket
Nov 7 Sun: De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
Ticket
Nov 8 Mon: Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, UK
Ticket
Nov 10 Wed: Odeon Theatre, Birmingham, UK
Nov 11 Thu: King's Hall, Manchester, UK
Ticket
Nov 12 Fri: Leeds University, Leeds, UK
Poster
Nov 13 Sat: Apollo, Glasgow, UK
Ticket
Nov 14 Sun: The Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh, UK
92 min.
Exact: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Let The Music Set You Free - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Let Me - Just In Time To See The Sun (1)(2) - Song Of The Wind (1)(2) - Taboo (1)(2) - Soul Sacrifice (1)(2) - Europa - Maria Caracoles
W/Gregg Rolie (1), Neal Schon (2), Aynsley Dunbar
Ticket
Nov 15 Mon: Empire, Liverpool, UK
W/Journey
Nov 18 Thu: Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Nov 19 Fri: Sporthalle, Linz, Austria
Poster
Nov 20 Sat: Sporthalle, Böblingen, Germany
German Tour Poster
Ticket
Nov 21 Sun: Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
Poster #1
Poster #2
Nov 23 Tue: Schwarzwaldhalle, Karlsruhe, Germany
Nov 24 Wed: Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Poster
Ticket
Nov 25 Thu: Rhein-Neckar-Halle, Eppelheim, Germany
Ticket
Nov 26 Fri: Messehalle, Nuremberg, Germany
Poster
Nov 27 Sat: Saarlandhalle, Saarbrucken, Germany
Poster
Ticket
Nov 29 Mon: Forest Vorst Nationa(a)l, Brussels, Belgium
Nov 30 Tue: The Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Poster
Dec 1 Wed: Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
Dec 2 Thu: Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
Incomplete: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando (1)
Releases:
(1) "Moonflower" in Sept 1977 on 2LP(foc) (Col: USA 34914, Netherlands 88272, Japan 40AP 787~8)
(1) "Moonflower" on Nov 24, 1987 on 2CD (Col: USA C2K 34914, Austria 463370 2, Japan SRCS 6253~4)
(1) "Moonflower. Limited Millenium Edition" in 1999 on 2CD(dgpck) (Col/Sony UK MILLEN8 4952202000)
Poster
Ticket
Dec 4 Sat: La Foire Des Vins, Colmar, France
Incomplete: Savor (1) - Toussaint L'Overture (2)
Releases:
(1)(2) "Moonflower" in Sept 1977 on 2LP(foc) (Col: USA 34914, Netherlands 88272, Japan 40AP 787~8)
(1)(2) "Moonflower" on Nov 24, 1987 on 2CD (Col: USA C2K 34914, Austria 463370 2, Japan SRCS 6253~4)
(1)(2) "Moonflower. Limited Millenium Edition" in 1999 on 2CD(dgpck) (Col/Sony UK MILLEN8 4952202000)
Handbill
Ticket
Dec 5 Sun: Pavillon De Paris, Paris, France
Incomplete: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando * - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (1) * - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) (2) * - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Revelations * - Incident At Neshabur * - Oye Como Va * - Let The Music Set You Free/Maria Caracoles * - Europa (3) * - Soul Sacrifice *
Releases:
(1)(2)(3) "Moonflower" in Sept 1977 on 2LP(foc) (Col: USA 34914, Netherlands 88272, Japan 40AP 787~8)
(1)(2)(3) "Moonflower" on Nov 24, 1987 on 2CD (Col: USA C2K 34914, Austria 463370 2, Japan SRCS 6253~4)
(1)(2)(3) "Moonflower. Limited Millenium Edition" in 1999 on 2CD(dgpck) (Col/Sony UK MILLEN8 4952202000)
(3) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Oct 18, 1988 on VHS (Col: USA 19V 49007, France 049007)
(3) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on LD-NTSC (Col/Sony Japan ID6333CB)
(3)"Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Sept 12, 2006 on DVD-R1 (Legacy USA 82876 89534 9)
Note: * 71-min. segment broadcast at an unknown date on American radio KYA.
Dec 6 Mon: Pavillon De Paris, Paris, France
Dec 7 Tue: Pavillon De Paris, Paris, France
Mon Ticket
Tue Ticket
Dec 8 Wed: Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany
Incomplete: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Oye Como Va - Maria Caracoles - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Let Me - Europa - Soul Sacrifice
Note: 84-min. segment broadcast at an unknown date on German radio.
Poster
Ticket
Dec 9 Thu: Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany
Poster
Dec 10 Fri: Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany
Incomplete: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Revelations - Samba Pa Ti - Europa - Soul Sacrifice - Let The Music Set You Free
Note: 49-min. segment broadcast at an unknown date on Italian TV.
Ticket
Dec 11 Sat: Eissporthalle, Berlin, Germany
Ticket
Dec 12 Sun: Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
Incomplete: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Revelations - Oye Como Va - Maria Caracoles - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L’Overture
Note: Broadcast at an unknown date on Luxembourg radio RTL.
Ticket
Dec 14 Tue: Geneva, Switzerland
Dec 15 Wed: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
Incomplete: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Revelations - Oye Como Va - Maria Caracoles - Europa - Soul Sacrifice (1) - Band Introduction
W/Joel Badie
Releases:
(1) "Moonflower" in September 1977 on 2LP(foc) (Col: USA 34914, Netherlands 88272, Japan 40AP 787~8)
(1) "Moonflower" on November 24, 1987 on 2CD (Col: USA C2K 34914, Austria 463370 2, Japan SRCS 6253~4)
(1) "Moonflower. Limited Millenium Edition" in 1999 on 2CD(dgpck) (Col/Sony UK MILLEN8 4952202000)
Note: 60-min. segment broadcast at various dates on TV and radio worldwide.
Ticket
Dec 16 Thu: Lugano, Switzerland
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Dec 31 Fri: Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
75 min.
Exact: Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Revelations - Oye Como Va - Maria Caracoles - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture - Let Me - Europa - Band Introduction/Soul Sacrifice - Let The Music Set You Free
W/Joel Badie
Note: Complete show broadcast live on American radio KSAN.
Poster © Randy Tuten
Pass
Unknown Dates
?: Release of Alice Coltrane's "Eternity"
Original release on LP (Warner Bros. USA BS 2916)
Tracks: 1. Los Caballos (11:22) - 2. Morning Worship (3:30)
Musicians: Alice Coltrane, Charlie Haden, Ed Michel #2, Ben Riley, Carlos Santana (under the name of "A Friend"), Armando Peraza
Recorded: Los Angeles, CA Aug 13, 1975
Re-release: Alice Coltrane's "Eternity" in 2001 on CD(dgpck) (Warner Bros. USA 9362-47899-2)
LP - CD(dgpck)
?: Release of Narada Michael Walden's "Garden Of Love Light"
Original release on LP (Atlantic USA SD 18199)
Track: First Love
Musicians: "Narada" Michael Walden, Lois Colin, Michael Gibbs, Will Lee, David Sancious, Carlos Santana
Recorded: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY Aug 1976 or Sept 1976
Track re-release: Narada Michael Walden's "Ectasy's Dance: The Best Of Narada Michael Walden" on Nov 19, 1996 on CD (Rhino USA R2 72566)
Re-release: Narada Michael Walden's "Garden Of Love Light" on July 24, 2001 on CD (Wounded Bird Records USA)
LP - CD Ectasy's Dance CD
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