TOTO ANNOUNCE ITINERARY FOR “AN EVENING WITH” SUMMER TOUR OF THE U.S.

March 6, 2017

First Set Of U.S. Summer Dates For 2017 Announced
Tickets On Sale This Week

Multi-Grammy Award winning band TOTO has announced the first set of dates for their Summer U.S. tour, which will begin on June 2nd in Lake Charles, LA.  The shows are billed as “An Evening With Toto” and their performances will feature repertoire for their latest studio album XIV, classic hits, and both band and fan favorites from their vast catalog in performances that will stage two hours of music.  Last summer, Toto embarked their first U.S. headline run in over a decade.

The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams will be joined by Lenny Castro (percussion), Shannon Forest (drums), Shem von Schroeck (bass), Warren Ham (saxophone, vocals).   Guitarist Steve Lukather shares, “We had such a great time last summer that we wanted to regroup and hit some cities we didn’t get to last time.  Always a thrill to bring our full show around the country.”

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto.  As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums.  Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations and were inducted in to the Musicians Hall Of Fame in 2009.

With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility.  Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television.  They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational fan base.

In 2015, Toto released their first new studio album in ten years – TOTO XIV. The album exhibited world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements, topical lyrical commentary, and melodies that the collective talents of Lukather, Paich, Porcaro, Williams and their assembled band-mates brought to life.  It debuted Top 10 in nine countries around the world and became their most successful album since 1988 in the U.S. and UK.

In 2016 they released the Blu-Ray/DVD title Live At Montreux which quickly charted Top Five or better around the globe as well. With the band’s 40th Anniversary coming up in 2018, TOTO has major plans in the works to celebrate their enduring career.

TOTO 2017 SUMMER TOUR

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6/2/17  Lake Charles, LA at Golden Nugget Lake Charles-Grand Event Center

6/3/17  Biloxi, MS at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino-Hard Rock Live

6/4/17  Chattanooga, TN at Tivoli Theatre

6/6/17  Durham, NC at The Carolina Theatre

6/7/17  Charlotte, NC at Knight Theater

6/10/17 Rama, ON at Casino Rama-Entertainment Centre

6/13/17 Greensburg, PA at Palace Theatre

6/14/17 Annapolis, MD at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

6/16/17 Easton, PA at State Theatre Center for the Arts

6/17/17   Lincoln, RI at Twin River Casino

6/18/17 Wilkes-Barre, PA at The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

6/20/17  Torrington, CT at Warner Theatre

6/21/17  Morristown, NJ  at Mayo Performing Arts Center

6/23/17  Peekskill, NY at Paramount Hudson Valley

6/24/17  Waterloo, NY    at  Del Lago Resort and Casino-The Vine

6/25/17  Derry, NH  at   Tupelo Music Hall

6/28/17  Saint Charles, IL at The Arcada Theatre

7/1/17  Salina, KS at Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

More Dates To Be Announced

First Toto European Appearances Planned for 2017 Now On Sale

December 9, 2016

Toto’s first European appearances planned for 2017 are now on sale. News surrounding North American dates will be shared in January.

Jul 28 Hamina, Finland Rockin’ Basioni TICKETS VIP
Jul 29 Tammisaari, Finland Augusti Festivalen TICKETS  VIP
Jul 30 Joensuu, Finland Laulurinne TICKETS VIP
Aug 2 Helsingborg, Sweden Sofiero Castle TICKETS VIP
Aug 3 Ringsted, Denmark Ringsted Festival TICKETS VIP
Aug 4 Middelfart, Denmark Hindsgavl Slot TICKETS VIP
Aug 5 Hamar, Norway Tjuvholmen Kro Hamar TICKETS VIP
Aug 8 Schaffhausen, Switzerland Stars In Town TICKETS
Aug 9 Zofingen, Switzerland Magic Night at Heitere Openair TICKETS
Aug 12 Klaksvik, Faroe Islands Summer Festival TICKETS VIP

TOTO LIVE AT MONTREUX 1991 Available Now

July 11, 2016

NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE ON DVD+CD, BLU-RAY+CD, AND DIGITAL VIDEO

At the personal invitation of Quincy Jones and legendary Montreux Jazz Festival founder Claude Nobs to perform at the famed Swiss festival, Toto couldn’t resist the opportunity, resulting in Toto: Live At Montreux 1991. “From the perspective of the members of Toto,” states guitarist Steve Lukather, “the Montreux Jazz Festival is amongst the most revered events staged in the world. Our association, as a band, and individuals, is something we are deeply proud of. So much fun, and so much history has graced the ground in and around the lake.”

On September 16, 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment will present this very special concert film from Toto’s storied history. Toto: Live At Montreux 1991 the last tour with Jeff and Mike Porcaro, alongside original members Steve Lukather and David Paich — will be available on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, and Digital Video in North America [MSRP TBA].

In 1991, Toto was in the midst of a run of headline dates and European summer festivals, while finishing their new album Kingdom Of Desire. It was a time of rebirth for the band, and the Montreux stage proved the perfect opportunity to test drive the new songs. Fans could feel the electricity in the air as Lukather, Paich, and the late brothers Jeff and Mike Porcaro took the stage.

“Yes! Time to take a trip in the ol’ Toto Hot Tub Time Machine! Back to 1991, yes ‘91! Where pure live music was performed on hallowed ground under the paternal wings of Quincy Jones and Claude Nobs,” states keyboardist David Paich. “When I first listened back, the thought omnipresent in my mind was simply, ‘That’s that raw, sizzling energy we had in high school!’  Here we are – four valley dudes from Los Angeles with some assorted musical friends, bringing it once again.”

Sadly, this was Jeff Porcaro’s final tour with the band, before his passing in 1992. Lukather, who personally mixed Live At Montreux 1991 with legendary engineer Niko Bolas, expresses the real emotions that this concert channels, and how poignant it was to the band’s history:

“The most important thing is you can see and hear the love we have for each other and watching this in 2016 with Niko…well bittersweet is a term that has been so overused but in this case…there were tears and a lot of laughter as the memories of this night and this final tour with Jeff were captured.  You guys get to see a version of the band that will never and COULD never be again!”

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto. With over 38 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, Toto remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world.

As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums.  Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations. Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television.  They ARE pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles and enjoy a multi-generational fan base.

Last summer, they released their first new studio album in ten years –TOTO XIV – that debuted Top 10 in nine countries around the world and became their most successful album since 1988 in the U.S. and UK.  This August / September, the band will stage a headline tour of North America. Details are available via totoofficial.com.

Track Listing:

  • On The Run
  • Kingdom of Desire
  • I’ll Be Over You
  • Africa
  • Jake To The Bone
  • Red House
  • Rosanna
  • I Want To Take You Higher