Le Pavillon de Paris, Paris, France 75019

Monday December 4, 1978 / Tuesday December 5, 1978 / Wednesday December 6, 1978 / Thursday December 7, 1978 (8:00 p.m. each day)

About the Shows

Music

Photos

About the Shows

The Venue

Santana Dates: October 13, 1975 - December 5/6/7, 1976 - December 4/5/6/7, 1978

The Pavillon de Paris was a large concert space in Paris, located near the Porte de Pantin Métro stop, on the northern edge of the city. With a seating capacity of approximately 10,000 spectators, the Pavillon was the city's largest indoor music arena throughout its brief operating history from September 1975 until 1980. The Pavillon was opened as a music venue at the initiative of KCP (Koski-Cauchoix Productions), who had previously struggled to present rock concerts in smaller, less suitable venues, most notably the Palais des Sports de Paris.

The industrial-looking building that housed the concert space was previously used by a slaughterhouse and meat-packing business, and the surrounding La Villette area was well known as a traditional meat-packing district. As a result, the Pavillon de Paris was also known colloquially as Les Abattoirs (The Slaughterhouse), and some of the acts who recorded live performances at the Pavillon chose to refer to the venue as the "Abattoirs". For example, the French film-maker Freddy Hausser made a film of The Rolling Stones performing at the Pavillon that is titled "Les Stones aux abattoirs" (The Stones at the Slaughterhouse).

In 1980, the Pavillon de Paris was closed, and for the next 3 years, most touring rock bands appeared at the Hippodrome de Pantin in the nearby Parc de la Villette. In 1983, the Hippodrome was itself replaced by Le Zénith de Paris.

La Grande Halle de la Villette (ex-Le Pavillon de Paris)

Poster/Tickets

Poster (Thursday December 7 missing)
Tuesday December 5 Ticket
Wednesday December 6 Ticket
Thursday December 7 Ticket

Music

The Opening Band: Devadip Orchestra

Carlos Santana (guitar/percussion/vocals), David Margen (bass), Graham Lear (drums), Chris Rhyne (keyboard), Russell Tubbs (flute/saxophone)

The Band: Santana #28

Carlos Santana (guitar/percussion/vocals), David Margen (bass), Graham Lear (drums), Pete Escovedo (percussion), Raul Rekow (percussion/vocals), Armando Peraza (percussion/vocals), Chris Rhyne (keyboard), Chris Solberg (guitar/keyboard), Greg Walker (vocals)

Monday December 4, 1978

Devadip Orchestra Set List: not available

Santana Set List: not available

Tuesday December 5, 1978

Devadip Orchestra Exact Set List. 33 minutes: Swapan Tari - Arise Awake/Light Versus Darkness/Jim Jeannie - Oneness - Gardenia - Jharna Kala

Santana Set List: not available

Wednesday December 6, 1978

Devadip Orchestra Exact Set List. 33 minutes: Swapan Tari - Arise Awake/Light Versus Darkness/Jim Jeannie - Oneness - Gardenia - Jharna Kala

Santana Exact Set List. 95 minutes: Marathon/Well All Right - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) - Europa - Dealer/Spanish Rose - Victory - Move On - Batuka/No One To Depend On - One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison) - Toussaint L’Overture - She’s Not There - Open Invitation - Incident At Neshabur - Transcendance

Thursday December 7, 1978

Devadip Orchestra Set List: not available

Santana Set List: not available

Photos

Photos by Lionel Simonian

Devadip Orchestra. Tuesday December 5, 1978 © Lionel Simonian
Devadip Orchestra. Tuesday December 5, 1978 © Lionel Simonian
Devadip Orchestra. Tuesday December 5, 1978 © Lionel Simonian
Devadip Orchestra. Tuesday December 5, 1978 © Lionel Simonian
Santana. Tuesday December 5, 1978 © Lionel Simonian
Santana. Tuesday December 5, 1978 © Lionel Simonian
Santana. Tuesday December 5, 1978 © Lionel Simonian
Santana. Tuesday December 5, 1978 © Lionel Simonian
Santana. Tuesday December 5, 1978 © Lionel Simonian
Santana. Tuesday December 5, 1978 © Lionel Simonian