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TOTO TO TEAM UP WITH PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO FOR CO-HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR

March 21, 2017

Three Dates: New York, Los Angeles & Peachtree City Announced Today

Many More To Follow

Two multi-Grammy Award winning groups: TOTO and PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO will team up this summer for a run of shows in North America.  Three co-headline appearances are being announced this morning: Los Angeles (The Greek – August 27th), New York (Beacon Theatre – September 14th) and Peachtree City (Frederick Brown Amphitheatre – September 10th).  Many more dates will be announced shortly.  Tickets for these first three shows will go on sale later this week.

“I’ve known Neil a long time and he’s a fantastic musician,” Toto’s Steve Lukather commented.  “Pat’s voice is one of the all time greats and we’re super excited to join together with them to do some shows this summer.”

“Looking forward to sharing the stage this year with our good friends and great players, Toto,” Pat and Neil shared.  “We’ve known each other for years and never had the opportunity to do an extended tour together until now. Should be good times for all.”

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are a powerhouse duo. Since 1979, Benatar and Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history.

During their nearly four-decade career, they have won an unprecedented, four consecutive Grammy awards as well as three American Music awards.

Their undeniable chemistry, Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail blazing work as a producer, guitarist and songwriter created some of rock’s most memorable hits. These include, “Promises in the Dark”, “Hell is For Children”, We Live For Love”, “Love Is A Battlefield”, “Hit me with Your Best Shot” and “We Belong.”

Earlier this year, they recorded “Shine”, a new song written with Linda Perry, celebrating women’s rights around the world.

Their rock and roll love affair has endured for 38 years and they continue to tour every year, wowing audiences everywhere.

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.

In 2015, Toto released their first new studio album in ten yearsTOTO 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 / PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO 2017 SUMMER TOUR

8/27/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek

9/10/17 – Peachtree City, GA – Frederick Brown Amphitheatre

9/14/17 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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