|Tour by Santana|
The cover of a tour book for the first North American tour.
|Start date||January 12, 1981|
|End date||December 1, 1981|
|No. of shows||83 in North America|
33 in Europe
5 in Asia
121 in total
|Santana concert chronology|
The Zebop! Tour (also known as The Zebop Concert '81)was the sixteenth concert tour by Santana supporting the Zebop! album.
Santana spent 1981 promoting Zebop! by touring in North America, Europe, and Asia. As well as playing at sporting venues and theaters, the group performed at nightclubs. The group started the year off with a huge 76-date tour of North America, followed by a brief tour of Japan with Masayoshi Takanaka. The band then flew to the United States to do seven concerts in California, and a tour of Europe soon followed. After the European tour concluded, the group opened for the Rolling Stones at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan in December.
During the Japanese tour, after visiting the Zōjō-ji temple in Tokyo, Carlos Santana's wife Deborah confessed to him that in early 1976, their guru Sri Chinmoy asked her to get an abortion.Carlos was saddened by this news, and they both parted ways with Chinmoy. Deborah's sister Kitsaun King also left the guru's path, and Dipti Nivas, a restaurant in San Francisco the Santanas helped create in September 1973, was sold.
Live material from 1981 has appeared on the following:
An average set list of this tour is as follows:
|January 12||Denver||United States||Rainbow Music Hall|
|January 13||Boulder||Balch Fieldhouse|
|January 14||Pueblo||Massari Arena|
|February 1||San Francisco||Old Waldorf|
|February 8||Davis||Freeborn Hall|
|February 12||Denver||Rainbow Music Hall|
|February 13||Boulder||Balch Fieldhouse|
|February 14||Pueblo||Massari Arena|
|February 16||Colorado Springs||Clune Arena|
|February 18||Salt Lake City||Symphony Hall|
|February 21||Santa Cruz||Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium|
|February 22||San Luis Obispo||Mustang Stadium|
|February 25||San Jose|
|February 27||Petaluma||Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall|
|March 13||Anaheim||Anaheim Convention Center|
|March 16||Los Angeles||Reseda Country Club|
|March 17||Las Vegas||Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts|
|March 18||Reno||Reno Centennial Coliseum|
|March 24||Odessa||Ector County Coliseum|
|March 25||Austin||Frank C. Erwin Jr. Special Events Center|
|March 27||Dallas||Dallas Convention Center|
|March 28||Houston||Sam Houston Coliseum|
|March 29||Mobile||Mobile Municipal Auditorium|
|March 31||New Orleans||Saenger Theatre|
|April 2||Coral Gables||Norman A. Whitten University Center|
|April 3||Sunrise||Sunrise Musical Theater|
|April 4||Tampa||Curtis Hixon Hall|
|April 18||San Juan||Puerto Rico||Roberto Clemente Coliseum|
|April 21||Washington, D.C.||United States||DAR Constitution Hall|
|April 22||Richmond||The Mosque|
|April 24||Pittsburgh||Carnegie-Mellon University Gym|
|April 25||Syracuse||Carrier Dome|
|April 26||Albany||Palace Theatre|
|April 28||Plattsburgh||SUNY Plattsburgh Field House|
|April 29||Potsdam||Walker Arena|
|May 1||Burlington||Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium|
|May 2||Tarrytown||Westchester Premiere Theater|
|May 3||Stony Brook||Stony Brook Gymnasium|
|May 5||New York City||The Savoy|
|May 6||Buffalo||Kleinhans Music Hall|
|May 8||Boston||Orpheum Theatre|
|May 9||Amherst||Curry Hicks Physical Education Building|
|May 10||State College||Recreation Building|
|May 28||Columbus||Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|May 29||Indianapolis||Market Square Arena|
|May 30||St. Louis||Checkerdome|
|June 1||Atlanta||Fox Theatre|
|June 3||Clarkston||Pine Knob Music Theatre|
|June 7||Chicago||Poplar Creek Music Theater|
|June 9||New Haven||New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|June 10||Boston||Orpheum Theatre|
|June 12||Philadelphia||Mann Music Center|
|June 13||Cuyahoga Falls||Blossom Music Center|
|June 26||Pittsburgh||Civic Arena|
|June 27||Stanley Theatre|
|June 29||Montreal||Canada||Montreal Forum|
|June 30||Toronto||Maple Leaf Gardens|
|July 1||Buffalo||United States||Kleinhans Music Hall|
|July 3||Portland||Cumberland County Civic Center|
|July 4||South Yarmouth||Cape Cod Coliseum|
|July 6||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach Pavilion|
|July 7||West Orange||South Mountain Music Fair|
|July 8||New York City||Pier 84|
|July 10||Columbia||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|July 11||Uniondale||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|August 2||Yokohama||Japan||Yokohama Stadium|
|August 3||Kyoto||Kyoto Kaikan|
|August 4||Nagoya||Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall|
|August 6||Osaka||Festival Hall|
|August 7||Fukuoka||Fukuoka Sports Center|
|August 11||Los Angeles||United States||Greek Theatre|
|August 15||Berkeley||William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre|
|August 16||Sacramento||Charles C. Hughes Stadium|
|September 2||California Exposition|
|September 11||Fréjus||France||Arènes de Fréjus|
|September 12||Agde||Arènes du Cap d'Agde|
|September 13||San Sebastián||Spain||Velódromo de Anoeta|
|September 15||Madrid||Estadio Román Valero|
|September 16||Valencia||Plaza de Toros de Valencia|
|September 18||Annecy||France||Parc des Sports|
|September 19||Munich||West Germany||Olympiahalle München|
|September 23||Saint-Ouen||France||Grande Nef de l'Île-des-Vannes|
|September 26||West Berlin||West Germany||Waldbühne|
|September 29||Copenhagen||Denmark||Forum Copenhagen|
|October 2||Stockholm||Sweden||Johanneshovs Isstadion|
|October 26||London||Royal Albert Hall|
|October 31||Brussels||Belgium||Forest National|
|November 1||Strasbourg||France||Rhénus Sport|
|November 2||Frankfurt||West Germany||Alte Oper|
|November 6||Vienna||Austria||Wiener Stadthalle|
|November 7||Passau||West Germany||Nibelungenhalle|
|November 10||Lyon||France||Palais des Sports de Gerland|
|November 12||Böblingen||West Germany||Sporthalle|
|November 13||Bremen||Stadthalle Bremen|
|December 1||Pontiac||United States||Pontiac Silverdome|
|July 1||Buffalo, United States||Kleinhans Music Hall||2,994||$29,020|
|July 4||South Yarmouth, United States||Cape Cod Coliseum||7,200||$68,588|
|August 15||Berkeley, United States||William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre||8,500||$89,250|
|August 16||Sacramento, United States||Charles C. Hughes Stadium||21,041||$331,577|
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