AOR specialists Toto are to celebrate their 40th anniversary with a European tour. Kicking off in Denmark on 19th February, the virtuoso act will also play dates in Belfast, Dublin, and a host of other European cities on the 23 date trek, with announcements of further shows to follow.
Dubbed '40 Trips Around The Sun', the tour will be the band’s most extensive run in years, and will celebrate the band’s enduring career. Ticket details for the Dublin’s Vicar Street show on 4th April, as well as the Belfast Waterfront Hall date on on 7th April can be viewed below, along with the rest of the dates announced so fat.
Along side the launch of the tour, Toto along with Legacy Recordings have created a brand new Greatest Hits 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, and 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.
Says guitarist Lukather; “Myself, David, Steve and Joseph are humbled and thrilled at the long-lasting success of the band. 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 re-mastering 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.
Tickets for TOTO live in Dublin & Belfast go on sale Tuesday 20 June at 9am:-
All usual Ticketmaster outlets Nationwide
24hr Credit Card Bookings 0844 277 4455 (ROI) / 0844 277 4455 (NI)
Book on line www.ticketmaster.ie
Belfast Tickets available from:-
Waterfront Box Office 9033 4455
In Person from the Ulster Hall Box Office
Book on line www.waterfront.co.uk
Toto 40 Trips Around The Sun 2018 European Dates:
19 Feb - Hamburg, DE, Mehr! Theater
21 Feb - Dusseldorf, DE, Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
22 Feb - Munich, DE, Olympiahalle
24 Feb - Berlin, DE, C-Halle
25 Feb - Leipzig, DE, Haus Auensee
28 Feb - Krakow, PL, Tauron Arena
2 Mar - Vienna, AT, Gasometer
10 Mar - Milan, IT, Mediolanum Forum
13 Mar - Stuttgart, DE, Porsche Arena
15 Mar - Lille, FR, Zenith
17 Mar - Amsterdam, NL, Ziggo Dome
18 Mar - Brussels, BE, Forest National
20 Mar - Offenbach, DE, Stadthalle
23 Mar - Bologna, IT, Unipol Arena
25 Mar - Marseille, FR, Dome
26 Mar - Toulouse, FR, Zenith
27 Mar - Lyon, FR, Halle Tony Garnier
30 Mar - Paris, FR, La Seine Musicale
1 Apr - London, UK, Royal Albert Hall
2 Apr - Manchester, UK, Bridgewater Hall
4 Apr - Dublin, IE, Vicar St
7 Apr - Belfast, UK, Waterfront
8 Apr - Glasgow, UK, SEC Armadillo