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TOTO moves tour to 2022

Additional dates are being added

TOTO is moving all European tour dates to 2022. The group shared the news on Monday (April 12th) while also announcing plans for additional dates.

“In the interests of approaching the band’s activities with health as the primary concern for the fans, band, crew and all impacted when we commence activities, this was an easy decision to make,” says Steve “Luke” Lukather. “After four and half decades on the road, it’s been challenging living the past 14 months in isolation. As much as Joe, myself, the band, and the crew would love to be active again, the world is still navigating the challenges that face all of us. We’ll continue to announce shows so keep an eye out for confirmation that will be shared in the coming months. We look forward to getting overseas come 2022.”

Joining Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams for the next chapter in their indelible history are new band members bassist John Pierce (Huey Lewis and The News), drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note / Snarky Puppy), 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 line-up marks the fifteenth incarnation of Toto in consideration of band members or sidemen who joined or exited.

“When the music is performed by great musicians it honors Toto,” Luke adds. “Looking forward, 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. They charted all over the world, and integrating some of the music in to the new Toto set will bring fresh spice to the Toto: The Dogz of Oz World Tour. Simply, both of us aim to bring the past Toto to the present and beyond.”

“It’s always a complete joy to perform a Toto show, and the model holds strong and true,” adds Joe Williams. “A band of the very best musicians and singers writing and performing all manner of cool songs. That’s how it began, and that’s how it continues. Soon we’ll to get back out to you, on stage, in the flesh expanding our set with some even deeper ‘legacy’ cuts as well as some new stuff from Luke’s and my new records. We can’t wait!”

Luke and Williams are life-long friends since they were kids, and bandmates sharing a deep colorful history that has thrived professionally on a global basis over the past decades.

Luke reflects, “We could not be more at peace with this move. There is a refreshing, optimistic enthusiasm to step in to the future. At this moment, Joe and I are the only long-tenured members of the band that want to be on the road continuing to bring music to our multi-generational fan base. I’ve spent almost four and a half decades of my life as the only original member who never missed a show or an album nurturing this legacy while enabling the music to continually exist in the live concert setting. That is something I’ll never stop doing, and when we inevitably return to the road it presents a rare opportunity to reimagine our personal futures while simultaneously preserving the deep connection that exists with the audience while likewise yielding continual discovery.”

On February 26th, Luke and Williams 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:

July 14, 2022 – Bonn, Germany @ KunstRasen
July 15, 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggodome
July 16, 2022 – Halle, Germany @ Peißnitzinsel
July 19, 2022 – PratteIn, Switzerland @ Z-7 Summer Nights
July 20, 2022 – Tussling, Germany @ Schlossplatz
July 21, 2022 – Middelkerke, Belgium @ Proximus Pop-Up Arena
July 23, 2022 – Vitrolles, France @ Festival Jardin Sonore
July 28, 2022 – Schwetzingen, Germany @ Schlossgarten
July 29, 2022 – Graz, Austria @ Messe Open Air
July 31, 2022 – Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar
August 10, 2022 – Helsingborg, Sweden @ Sofiero Castle
August 11, 2022  – Viborg, Denmark @ Paradepladsen
August 13, 2022 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
August 14, 2022 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Partille Arena