The last time I saw Santana live was during their co-headliner tour with the Allman Bros. in July of 2012. The band’s trend of co-headlining East Coast concerts continues this year with Santana teaming up with Rod Stewart.
I go way back in concert with each of these legendary artists. I first caught Rod Stewart as lead vocalist with the Jeff Beck Group at the Fillmore East on July 3, 1969. I then saw Santana for the first time live the following year, November 14, 1970 at the Capitol Theatre in Portchester, New York. What’s interesting about both artists is that there was a significant gap in time before I saw either of them again. I re engaged with Santana in August of 2002 (a 32 year gap). I have since seen Santana perform live an extra 19 times (21 Santana concerts in 44 years, 20 of those shows in the past 12 years). I had not seen Rod Stewart perform in 45 years. So let’s do the time warp again 😉
The concert was billed as The Voice, The Guitar and The Songs, Rod Stewart, Santana. The Santana band was the opening act. It’s important to note that this is not the Santana Corazon Tour. If you look at the Santana.com Website you will notice that the Santana Tour dates reflect two different tours, the dates with Rod Stewart and the Corazon Tour.
Santana Set List:
GALAXY DANCE INTRO 1. TOUSSAINT L’OUVERTURE 2. HOPE YOUR FEELING BETTER 3. BLACK MAGIC WOMAN / GYPSY QUEEN 4. OYE COMO VA 5. MARIA MARIA 6. FOO FOO 7. *CORAZON ESPINADO-(CINDY & BENNY SOLO) 8. JINGO 9. SACALO 10. SAJA/ RIGHT ON/ UMI SAYS 11. SMOOTH/ DAME TU AMOR *W/ CINDY BLACKMAN-SANTANA