Santana Tour of Australia, Japan and the United States 1979

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Santana Tour of Australia, Japan and the United States 1979
Tour by Santana
Santana Japanese Tour 1979 Program.jpg
The cover of a tour book for the short tour of Japan
Associated albumMarathon
Start dateOctober 1, 1979 (1979-10-01)
End dateDecember 2, 1979 (1979-12-02)
Legs3
No. of shows15 in North America
9 in Oceania
8 in Asia
32 in total
Santana concert chronology

Santana Tour of Australia, Japan and the United States 1979 is an unofficial name for Santana's 1979 tour of Australia, Japan and the United States. This tour occurred during late 1979, and Eddie Money toured with the group through October 28.

Live releases[edit]

Live material from this tour has appeared on the following releases:

Tour band[edit]

Typical set lists[edit]

Australian dates[edit]

The Australian tour lasted from October 1 in Apollo Stadium in Adelaide to October 10 at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney. The most complete set list is from the 8th.[1]

  1. "Marathon" (Carlos Santana)
  2. "Well All Right" (Norman Petty, Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin)
  3. "All I Ever Wanted" (Alex Ligertwood, Santana, Chris Solberg)
  4. "Singing Winds, Crying Beasts" (Michael Carabello)
  5. "Black Magic Woman" (Peter Green)
  6. "Gypsy Queen" (Gábor Szabó)
  7. "Open Invitation" (Santana, Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter, Greg Walker, David Margen)
  8. "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" (Tom Coster, Santana)
  9. "Batuka" (José "Chepito" Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve)
  10. "No One to Depend On" (Carabello, Rolie, Coke Escovedo)
  11. "You Know That I Love You" (Ligertwood, Alan Pasqua, Santana)
  12. "Lightning in the Sky" (Santana, Solberg)
  13. "Aqua Marine" (Pasqua, Santana)
  14. "Stand Up" (Santana, Solberg)
  15. "Runnin" (Margen)
  16. "Soul Sacrifice" (Santana, Rolie, Brown, Marcus Malone)
  17. "She's Not There" (Rod Argent)
  18. "Transcendance" (Santana)
  19. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (John Lennon)
  20. "Evil Ways" (Clarence "Sonny" Henry)
  21. "Shake Your Moneymaker" (Elmore James)

Japanese performances[edit]

The band performed in Japan from October 16 at Fukuoka Kyuden Kinen Gymnasium in Fukuoka to October 25 at Festival Hall in Osaka. An average set list was as follows (actual set list from October 19):[2]

  1. "Marathon" (Santana)
  2. "Well All Right" (Petty, Holly, Allison, Mauldin)
  3. "All I Ever Wanted" (Ligertwood, Santana, Solberg)
  4. "Tales of Kilimanjaro" (Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Santana)
  5. "Black Magic Woman" (Green)
  6. "Gypsy Queen" (Szabó)
  7. "Open Invitation" (Santana, Lambert, Potter, Walker, Margen)
  8. "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" (Coster, Santana)
  9. "Batuka" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Shrieve)
  10. "No One to Depend On" (Carabello, Rolie, Escovedo)
  11. "Incident at Neshabur" (Alberto Gianquinto, Santana)
  12. "Lightning in the Sky" (Santana, Solberg)
  13. "Aqua Marine" (Pasqua, Santana)
  14. "Stand Up" (Santana, Solberg)
  15. "Runnin" (Margen)
  16. "Soul Sacrifice" (Santana, Rolie, Brown, Malone)
  17. "She's Not There" (Argent)
  18. "Transcendance" (Santana)
  19. "I Want You" (Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, Leon Ware)
  20. "Evil Ways" (Henry)

US tour[edit]

This US tour commenced on October 28 at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu and concluded on December 2 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Unusually, selections from Caravanserai were performed. An average set list was as follows (taken from November 17):[3]

  1. "Marathon" (Santana)
  2. "Well All Right" (Petty, Holly, Allison, Mauldin)
  3. "All I Ever Wanted" (Ligertwood, Santana, Solberg)
  4. "Tales of Kilimanjaro" (Pasqua, Peraza, Rekow, Santana)
  5. "Black Magic Woman" (Green)
  6. "Gypsy Queen" (Szabó)
  7. "Open Invitation" (Santana, Lambert, Potter, Walker, Margen)
  8. "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" (Coster, Santana)
  9. "No One to Depend On" (Carabello, Rolie, Escovedo)
  10. "Toussaint L'Ouverture" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve)
  11. "Aqua Marine" (Pasqua, Santana)
  12. "Just in Time to See the Sun" (Rolie, Santana, Shrieve)
  13. "Song of the Wind" (Rolie, Santana, Schon)
  14. "Lightning in the Sky" (Santana, Solberg)
  15. "Savor" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve)
  16. "Jin-go-lo-ba" (Babatunde Olatunji
  17. "You Know That I Love You" (Ligertwood, Pasqua, Santana)
  18. "Stand Up" (Santana, Solberg)
  19. "Runnin" (Margen)
  20. "Soul Sacrifice" (Santana, Rolie, Brown, Malone)
  21. "Incident at Neshabur" (Gianquinto, Santana)
  22. "Oye Como Va" (Tito Puente)
  23. "She's Not There" (Rod Argent)
  24. "Transcendance" (Santana)
  25. "I Want You" (Ross, Ware)
  26. "Evil Ways" (Henry)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Oceania
October 1, 1979 Adelaide Australia Apollo Stadium
October 2, 1979
October 3, 1979 Melbourne Festival Hall
October 4, 1979
October 5, 1979
October 7, 1979 Brisbane Brisbane Festival Hall
October 8, 1979 Sydney Hordern Pavilion
October 9, 1979
October 10, 1979
Asia
October 16, 1979 Fukuoka Japan Fukuoka Kyuden Kinen Gymnasium
October 18, 1979 Hiroshima Yubin Chokin Hall
October 19, 1979 Osaka Osaka Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan
October 21, 1979 Tokyo Guitar Wars – Korakuen Hall
October 22, 1979 Nippon Budokan
October 23, 1979
October 24, 1979 Osaka Festival Hall
October 25, 1979
North America
October 28, 1979 Honolulu United States Aloha Stadium
November 15, 1979 San Diego Fox Theatre
November 16, 1979 Long Beach Long Beach Arena
November 17, 1979
(2 shows)
San Francisco Warfield Theatre
November 21, 1979
(2 shows)
Detroit Detroit Masonic Temple
November 22, 1979 Chicago Uptown Theatre
November 24, 1979 Hempstead Calderone Concert Hall
November 25, 1979 New York City Palladium
November 27, 1979 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
November 28, 1979 Passaic Capitol Theatre
November 29, 1979 Boston Music Hall
November 30, 1979 Upper Darby Township Tower Theater
December 2, 1979 Atlanta Fox Theatre

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santana Concert Setlist at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney on October 8, 1979 | setlist.fm". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Santana Concert Setlist at Osaka Kousei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka on October 19, 1979 | setlist.fm". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Santana Concert Setlist at The Warfield, San Francisco on November 17, 1979 | setlist.fm". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 8 August 2019.

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