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Santana North American Tour 1974

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Santana North American Tour 1974
Tour by Santana
Associated albumWelcome
Start dateJanuary 13, 1974 (1974-01-13)
End dateOctober 29, 1974 (1974-10-29)
No. of shows61 (approximately)
Santana concert chronology
  • Caravanserai Tour
  • Santana North American Tour 1974
  • Borboletta Tour

Listen to this concert Santana North American Tour 1974 or buy cd/DVDs of this concert on amazon Santana North American Tour 1974 was a North American tour by Santana promoting their new album, Welcome.


After releasing their new album Welcome on November 9, 1973, the band went on tour in the United States and Canada to promote the release. The group added saxophonist Jules Broussard and singer/keyboardist Leon Patillo, and drummer Michael Shrieve left due to health problems and wanting to pursue a solo career. Santana knew the tour wouldn't be canceled, and he was getting curious to know how the group's sound will change and evolve. Shrieve ended up getting replaced by Leon "Ndugu" Chancler.[1] Doug Rauch quit the band and David Brown, who had played with Santana from 1966 to 1971, followed in his footsteps.

The set lists of this tour were similar to the set lists of their previous tour, the difference being the addition of "Mirage" and "Give and Take", months before their release on Borboletta and the removal of certain songs from the last tour.[2]

One of the largest crowds Santana performed to during this tour was an appearance at the World Series of Rock festival in Cleveland's Cleveland Stadium on August 31, before a crowd of around 88,000 people.[3] Another large crowd Santana performed to was at the First Annual Barndance and Bar B. Q. in Austin, Texas, playing to a crowd of at least 80,000 people.[4] The band sometimes opened for other artists during this tour such as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.


No songs from this tour have been officially released, although bootleg recordings exist of certain shows, such as the performance on September 27 in Oklahoma City.[5] The concerts on July 28 and September 14 were broadcast on American radio, but only the July concert has surfaced.[6]

Tour band[edit]

  • Carlos Santana – electric guitar, Echoplex, Latin percussion, vocals
  • Leon Patillo – vocals, piano, organ
  • Tom Coster – Yamaha organ, Hammond organ, electric piano, electric organ, vocals
  • David Brown – bass guitar
  • Jules Broussard – saxophone, flute
  • Armando Peraza – Latin percussion, congas
  • José "Chepito" Areas – timbales, congas, vocals
  • Michael Shrieve – drums (through an unknown date)
  • Leon "Ndugu" Chancler – drums (beginning on an unknown date)

Set list[edit]

The tour started on January 14 in Ithaca, New York, and ended on October 29 in College Park, Maryland. Here is a typical set list of this tour:

  1. "Going Home" (Anton Dvorák; arranged by Alice Coltrane, Carlos Santana, Tom Coster, Richard Kermode, Doug Rauch, Michael Shrieve, José Areas, Armando Peraza)
  2. "A-1 Funk" (Santana, Coster, Kermode, Rauch, Shrieve, Areas, Peraza)
  3. "Every Step of the Way" (Shrieve)
  4. "Black Magic Woman" (Peter Green)
  5. "Gypsy Queen" (Gábor Szabó)
  6. "Oye Como Va" (Tito Puente)
  7. "Mirage" (Leon Patillo)
  8. "Just in Time to See the Sun" (Gregg Rolie, Santana, Shrieve)
  9. "Bambele" (Areas, Peraza)
  10. "Give and Take" (Santana, Coster, Shrieve)
  11. "Incident at Neshabur" (Alberto Gianquinto, Santana)
  12. "Soul Sacrifice" (Santana, Rolie, David Brown, Marcus Malone)
  13. "Samba Pa Ti" (Santana)
  14. "Savor" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve)
  15. "Toussaint L'Ouverture" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve)

The shows on August 11, August 18, September 1, and October 15 were the only shows that are known to have an encore. The encore was just "Toussiant L'Ouverture".

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
January 14, 1974 Ithaca United States Cornell University
February 24, 1974 Vancouver Canada n/a
July 13, 1974 Allendale Charter Township United States Grand Valley State University
July 22, 1974 Edmonton Canada Kinsmen Field House
July 24, 1974 Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
July 25, 1974 Seattle United States Paramount Theatre
July 26, 1974 Portland Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
July 28, 1974 San Diego Balboa Stadium
July 31, 1974 Los Angeles CBS Convention – The Century Plaza Hotel
August 2, 1974 Santa Barbara Robertson Gymnasium
August 4, 1974 Milwaukee Henry Maier Festival Park
August 6, 1974 Clear Lake Surf Ballroom
August 7, 1974 Ashwaubenon Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena
August 9, 1974 Mays Landing Atlantic City Race Course
August 10, 1974 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
August 11, 1974 Orchard Park Summerfest at the Stadium – Rich Stadium
(opened for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
August 14, 1974 Winnipeg Canada Winnipeg Arena
August 16, 1974 Allendale Charter Township United States Grand Valley State University
August 17, 1974 Saint Paul Saint Paul Civic Center
August 18, 1974 Milwaukee Milwaukee Auditorium
August 31, 1974 Cleveland World Series of Rock – Cleveland Stadium
September 1, 1974 Austin First Annual Barndance and Bar B. Q. – Memorial Stadium
September 13, 1974 San Francisco Winterland Ballroom
September 14, 1974
September 15, 1974 Fresno Selland Arena
September 17, 1974 Phoenix Celebrity Theatre
September 18, 1974 Las Vegas Las Vegas Ice Palace
September 20, 1974 San Bernardino Swing Auditorium
September 21, 1974 Bakersfield Bakersfield Civic Auditorium
September 23, 1974 Albuquerque University Stadium
September 24, 1974 Las Cruces Pan American Center
September 26, 1974 Tulsa Tulsa Assembly Center
September 27, 1974 Oklahoma City All Sports Stadium
September 28, 1974 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
September 29, 1974 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
October 2, 1974 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
October 3, 1974 Tampa Curtis Hixon Hall
October 4, 1974 Orlando Orlando Sports Stadium
October 5, 1974 Jacksonville Jacksonville Coliseum
October 6, 1974 Miami Miami Jai-Alai Fronton
October 9, 1974 Passaic Capitol Theatre
October 10, 1974
October 11, 1974
(2 shows)
New York City Academy of Music
October 12, 1974
(2 shows)
October 13, 1974
October 14, 1974 Ithaca Barton Hall
October 15, 1974 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
October 17, 1974 Providence Providence Civic Center
October 18, 1974 Henrietta The Dome Arena
October 19, 1974 College Park William P. Cole, Jr. Student Activities Building
October 20, 1974 Boston Music Hall
October 22, 1974 Erie Erie County Field House
October 23, 1974 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
October 24, 1974 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
October 25, 1974 Chicago International Amphitheatre
October 26, 1974 Oshkosh Kolf Sports Center
October 27, 1974 Madison Dane County Coliseum
October 28, 1974 Milwaukee Milwaukee Auditorium
October 29, 1974 College Park William P. Cole, Jr. Student Activities Building



  1. Santana 2014, p. 368
  2. "Search for setlists: santana 1974 | setlist.fm". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  3. Bornino, Bruno, "88,000 rock fans win Modell's praise," Cleveland Press, September 2, 1974, p. A-1.
  4. Dave Wilson (2015-05-25). ""Remembering the infamous ZZ Top show at Texas' Memorial Stadium". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  5. "Carlos Santana -- Live at Oklahoma City - 1974". YouTube. 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  6. "Santana live at Balboa Stadium, Jul 28, 1974 at Wolfgang's". Wolfgang's. Retrieved 2019-05-19.


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