Toto announces 40th anniversary tour, new compilation

Toto has announced the first set of shows in support of the band’s 40th anniversary beginning in 2018. The 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour will begin in February 2018 in Europe and be their most extensive run in years expanding to worldwide to celebrate the band’s enduring career. More shows will be announced shortly.

Along side the launch of the tour, Toto, along with Legacy Recordings, have created a brand new best of package. The album will feature brand new previously unreleased music along side newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner and Gavin Lurssen and his team. The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio this past year to work on the material. Full details on that album along side many other projects the band has in the works with Legacy Recordings will be announced at a later date.

“Myself, David, Steve and Joseph are humbled and thrilled at the long lasting success of the band,” Steve Lukather remarks. “This 40th anniversary tour is going to be a special one for us and all of the fans that come out. On top of all that, it’s really exciting to be working with Sony Music again. We’ve spent a lot of time this year working on new music and remastering the older tracks.”

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.

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 worldwide fan base.

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2/19 Hamburg, DE Mehr! Theater
2/21 Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
2/22 Munich, DE Olympiahalle
2/24 Berlin, DE C-Halle
2/25 Leipzig, DE Haus Auensee
2/28 Krakow, PL Tauron Arena
3/02 Vienna, AT Gasometer
3/10 Milan, IT Mediolanum Forum
3/13 Stuttgart, DE Porsche Arena
3/15 Lille, FR Zenith
3/17 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
3/18 Brussels, BE Forest National
3/20 Offenbach, DE Stadthalle
3/23 Bologna, IT Unipol Arena
3/25 Marseille, FR Dome
3/26 Toulouse, FR Zenith
3/27 Lyon, FR Halle Tony Garnier
3/30 Paris, FR La Seine Musicale
4/01 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
4/02 Manchester, UK Bridgewater Hall
4/04 Dublin, IE Vicar Street
4/07 Belfast, UK Waterfront Auditorium
4/08 Glasgow, UK SEC Armadillo

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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