Carlos Santana Guests With Dave Matthews Band For The First Time On This Date In 1999


From May 20 – 22, 1999 the Dave Matthews Band headlined the massive Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia with support from Santana and The Roots. DMB’s final set of the run included a guest spot from Carlos Santana, the first time the iconic guitarist sat-in with the group.

Carlos emerged five songs into DMB’s set on this date in 1999 to add to a cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower.” Santana showed off his signature tone and impressive skills throughout “Watchtower.” The guitarist would also sit-in with Dave Matthews & Co. on May 25, 26 and 29. Additionally, DMB’s May 22, 1999 performance saw Bela Fleck guest on “Lie In Our Graves” and “Ants Marching.”

Watch footage of Carlos Santana’s DMB debut thanks to JayBTV:

[Originally Published: May 22, 2017]

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