Santana North American Tour 1974
|Tour by Santana|
|Start date||January 13, 1974|
|End date||October 29, 1974|
|No. of shows||61 (approximately)|
|Santana concert chronology|
History[edit | edit source]
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. 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.
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. 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. The band sometimes opened for other artists during this tour such as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Recordings[edit | edit source]
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. The concerts on July 28 and September 14 were broadcast on American radio, but only the July concert has surfaced.
Tour band[edit | edit source]
- 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 | edit source]
- "Going Home" (Anton Dvorák; arranged by Alice Coltrane, Carlos Santana, Tom Coster, Richard Kermode, Doug Rauch, Michael Shrieve, José Areas, Armando Peraza)
- "A-1 Funk" (Santana, Coster, Kermode, Rauch, Shrieve, Areas, Peraza)
- "Every Step of the Way" (Shrieve)
- "Black Magic Woman" (Peter Green)
- "Gypsy Queen" (Gábor Szabó)
- "Oye Como Va" (Tito Puente)
- "Mirage" (Leon Patillo)
- "Just in Time to See the Sun" (Gregg Rolie, Santana, Shrieve)
- "Bambele" (Areas, Peraza)
- "Give and Take" (Santana, Coster, Shrieve)
- "Incident at Neshabur" (Alberto Gianquinto, Santana)
- "Soul Sacrifice" (Santana, Rolie, David Brown, Marcus Malone)
- "Samba Pa Ti" (Santana)
- "Savor" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve)
- "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 | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Santana 2014, p. 368
- "Search for setlists: santana 1974 | setlist.fm". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
- Bornino, Bruno, "88,000 rock fans win Modell's praise," Cleveland Press, September 2, 1974, p. A-1.
- Dave Wilson (2015-05-25). ""Remembering the infamous ZZ Top show at Texas' Memorial Stadium". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
- "Carlos Santana -- Live at Oklahoma City - 1974". YouTube. 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
- "Santana live at Balboa Stadium, Jul 28, 1974 at Wolfgang's". Wolfgang's. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
- Santana, Carlos (2014). The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 978-0-31624-492-3.
[edit | edit source]
- Santana Past Shows 1974 at Santana official website
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