Toto announces Dogz of Oz World Tour 2022

Trek kicks off Feb 25th in Las Vegas

Toto has announced the band’s return to the road in late-February, 2022. The band will begin the Dogz of Oz World Tour in Las Vegas, NV on February 25th. Dates are scheduled through August 27th with additional appearances to be announced.

On April 7th, the band will perform an additional 18 shows in US arenas with Journey. In July and August, the band will be touring in Europe headlining festivals, alongside performing in arenas and large theaters which include an already sold out appearance at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome. Those performances were pushed from 2021 due to travel restrictions.

For the headline appearances, American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, December 1st at 10 am local time through Thursday, December 2nd at 10 pm local time. A local pre-sale will follow on Thursday, December 2nd with general on-sale being live Friday, December 3rd at 10 am via Ticketmaster.

The global tour that will stretch several years is presented by Toto co-founder and musical director David Paich. Joining Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams on the road are new band members bassist John Pierce (Huey Lewis and The News), drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note), and keyboardist / background vocalist Steve Maggiora (Robert Jon & The Wreck). Keyboardist Dominique “Xavier” Taplin (Prince, Ghost-Note) and multi-instrumentalist / vocalist Warren Ham (Ringo Starr) segued over continuing their tenure in the ensemble. This marks the fifteenth incarnation of the Toto line-up in consideration of band members or sidemen who joined or exited.

Steve Lukather offers, “When the music is performed by great musicians it honors Toto. The documentary featured on the DVD offers great insights in to our thoughts looking forward. David, who stands with us, alongside Joe and myself, desire to keep this music alive. And Paich could pop in any time for a show as a special surprise. We’ll be selecting a broader mix from the Toto catalog that includes deep cuts, the hits, and tunes from Joe and my recently released solo albums. Both of us could not be more thrilled with the global response to these records.”

Toto’s “Africa” recently crossed the threshold of one billion streams on Spotify. This accomplishment speaks to the continual discovery of the band’s repertoire, alongside the multi-generational fan base enjoying a composition that is nearing 40 years since the band’s album IV was released. Cumulative Spotify streams exceed 3.3 billion plays.

The band recently released With A Little Help From My Friends via The Players Club/Mascot Label Group. The album was produced by Joseph Williams, who also edited the accompanying long-form video. The band’s long-time front of house engineer Ken Freeman mixed and captured the sound. On February 26th, Luke and Joe presented solo albums via The Players Club/Mascot Label Group which charted in multiple territories across the globe. Both artists made significant contributions to the other’s recordings. Additionally, David Paich performed on select tracks on Luke’s I Found The Sun Again and Williams’ Denizen Tenant. The titles were released on LP, CD and a limited edition deluxe edition is available with the two titles bundled together.

TOTO 2022 Tour Dates:

Feb 25 – Las Vegas
Feb 26 – Indio, CA
Feb 28 – Tuscon, AZ
Mar 2 – Midland, TX
Mar 3 – Corpus Christi, TX
Mar 6 – Mobile, AL
Mar 7 – Jacksonville, FL
Mar 9 – Charleston, SC
Mar 10 – Durham, NC
Mar 12 – Atlantic City, NJ
Mar 14 – Munhall, PA
Mar 15 – Detroit
Mar 19 – Kansas City, MO
Apr 7 – San Diego
Apr 9 – Glendale, AZ
Apr 11 – Denver
Apr 13 – Dallas
Apr 15 – New Orleans
Apr 20 – Tampa, FL
Apr 21 – Orlando
Apr 24 – Cincinnati
Apr 25 – Atlanta
Apr 27 – Nashville
Apr 28 – Charlotte, NC
Apr 30 – Columbus, OH
May 2 – Rosemont, IL
May 4 – Grand Rapids, MI
May 5 – Indianapolis
May 7 – Cleveland
May 9 – Washington DC
May 11 – Hartford, CT
July 11 – Tilburg, Netherlands
July 12 – Tilburg, Netherlands
July 14 – Bonn, Germany
July 15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 16 – Halle, Germany
July 17 – ULM, Germany
July 19 – PratteIn, Switzerland
July 20 – Tussling, Germany
July 21 – Middelkerke, Belgium
July 23 – Vitrolles, France
July 24 – Vienne, France
July 25 – Verona, Italy
July 27 – Hamburg, Germany
July 28 – Schwetzingen, Germany
July 29 – Graz, Austria
July 31 – Warsaw, Poland
Aug 2 – Tallin, Estonia
Aug 4 – Vaasa, Finland
Aug 5 – Tampere, Finland
Aug 6 – Helsinki, Finland
Aug 7 – Turku, Finland
Aug 9 – Stockholm, Sweden
Aug 10 – Helsingborg, Sweden
Aug 11  – Viborg, Denmark
Aug 13 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Aug 14 – Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 16 – Trondheim, Norway
Aug 18 – Oslo, Norway
Aug 19 – Bergen, Norway
Aug 20 – Alesund, Norway
Aug 23 – Esch-Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Aug 27 – Spiez, Switzerland

Buddy Iahn
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