Santana Brings an Energetic Performance to Ruoff
Miraculous Supernatural Tour
Ruoff Music Center
August 4, 2022
Photo Gallery: Santana
Photos by Tony Vasquez
The 74-year-old legendary guitarist Carlos Santana returned to the road after postponing six dates of his Miraculous Supernatural 2022 tour due to a health scare in Detriot on July 5. Santana, along with Earth and Wind and Fire, had stopped at Ruoff Music Center on July 8, just days after the collapse in Detriot, with only the opener performing before Santana ultimately postponed his performance until August 3.
A healthy and energetic Santana addressed the crowd, thanking everyone for being in attendance and mentioning that he wanted to ensure that he could perform with his full intensity when he took the stage. The band performance was clicking from the start as they kicked off their set with “Soul Sacrifice,” “Jin-go-lo-ba,” “Evil Ways,” “Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen,” and “Oye com va” before taking a brief break to wish band roadie Mike a happy birthday. Santana looked and sounded fantastic for the entire set, showcasing his classic sound. The encore kicked off with “Toussaint L’Ouverture,” followed by a tremendous drum solo by Carlos’s wife, Cindy Blackman. They closed the set with a cover of “Get Together” by The Youngbloods, which echoed the theme of unity that Santana had mentioned throughout the evening.
Setlist: Soul Sacrifice, Jin-go-lo-ba (Babatunde Olatunji cover), Evil Ways (Willie Bobo cover), Black Magic Woman/ Gypsy Queen, Oye com va (Tito Puente cover, Happy Birthday to You (for band roadie Mike), Europa (Earth’s Cry, Heaven’s Smile), She’s Not There (The Zombies cover), Spill the Wine (Eric Burdon & War cover), Marbles (John McLaughlin cover), Peace on Earth/Angel of Sunlight, Joy, Move/Mueuette, Life Is for Living, Corazón espinado, Maria Maria, Foo Foo
Encore: Toussaint L’Ouverture (with Cindy Blackman Santana drum solo), Han ’em High ( Dominic Frontiere cover), Smooth, Roadhouse Blues (The Doors cover), Love, Peace and Happiness (The Chamber Brothers cover), Get Together (The Youngbloods cover)