Toto - The 2014 Tour
The band that would become the gold standard of LA based rock is back, bringing their extensive
and memorable catalog of hits back to the road once again. Don't miss Toto when they head to a venue near you, including:
Grande Ronde, OR; Marysville, WA; Saratoga, Los Angeles, Indio, and Pala, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Newkirk, Catoosa, and Durant,
OK; Clearwater and Hollywood, FL; Atlanta, GA; Blue Ash, OH; Charleston, WV; Lewiston, NY; Highland Park, IL; Wisconsin Dells,
WI; East Windsor, ON; Englewood, NJ; Glenside, PA; Lincoln, RI; Atlantic City, NJ; and Newport News, VA. Toto is constantly
updating and adding new locations on their most exciting tour yet. Keep up to date on all of their latest shows right here
Toto will be playing at some of the most prestigious concert halls (Bergen PAC, Keswick Theater, Crystal
Grand) and the most exciting casinos across the country (Tulalip, Pala, Harrah's). Don't miss your opportunity to see some
of the most legendary figures in rock history live and in person. Tickets are selling out quickly - get yours today!
The origins of Toto stem from a plethora of musicians who were in and around the rock scene in the
late 60s and early 70s. Through mutual acquaintances playing various gigs together, the founding members of the band would
become familiar with one another through various side projects that would eventually culminate in the formation of Toto. Previous
projects of the various band members include Steely Dan, Sonny and Cher, Boz Scaggs, and Rural Still Life. The band members
were also interconnected through school friendships, including attendance at Van Nuys and Grand High Schools.
be a big year for Toto, with the band officially signing with Columbia Records and began to write and record for their debut
album. After a far reaching and musically dynamic recording session that would end with the completion of their first album,
the band adopted the name Toto and dropped their first album. Their success would be instantaneous; they would immediately
spawn three hit singles and receive an Emmy nomination for Best New Artist. With the Toto hype at an all time high, the band
hit the road for an extensive three year tour before heading back to the studio again in 1980.
1980 would see Toto expand
into the arena of film soundtracks, including a spot in George Lucas' THX 1138. The band would hit the road for less than
a year before heading back into the studio and honing their sound to the even more prevalent hair rock style that was beginning
to define the genre. Still searching for the monumental success they experienced with their debut, the band poured their heart
and soul into their fourth album which would be their most successful work put out to date. The band received seven Grammy
awards for the album, including album of the year and producer of the year.
The band went into a nosedive shortly after,
with some members leaving the band while others were forced into temporary hiatus due to legal matters. The band would find
the time to compose the soundtrack for David Lynch's epic fantasy Dune, then go on to record several more albums before a
brief breakup period in 2008. Fortunately for Toto fans everywhere, the breakup would only last 2 years before the band reformed
and hit the road again, and are currently in the studio recording their next album titled XIV.
self titled debut album would drop in 1977, making them an overnight sensation on the huge singles "Hold the Line", "I'll
Supply the Love" and "Georgy Porgy". "Hold the Line" would spend nearly 2 months on the Billboard Top 10, with the other hits
also breaking into the top 50. This album would be a huge critical and commercial success for the band, essentially putting
them at the forefront of the nation's rock scene.
The band would have two successful followups, though they would both
disappoint the band as they would not enjoy the success of their debut. Hydra and Turn Back would be released in 1980 and
1981 respectively, and included some hit singles such as "99" and "All Us Boys". The albums would still go gold eventually
but would be quickly overshadowed by their colossal next release, Toto IV.
Toto IV dropped in 1982, and was the culmination
of the growing shift in style and sound the band was moving towards over its last two albums. Toto IV would go triple platinum
and would chart all over Billboard, including the hits "Rosanna", "I Won't Hold You Back" and "Africa" which all held top
The success of Toto would put them in the foremost musical circles, with band member
Steve Porcaro writing the track "Human Nature" for Michael Jackson's hit album Thriller.
The band has lost numerous
members over the years, including bass player David Hungate who left to start a solo career and the death of founder Jeff
The Toto Concert Experience
The Toto concert experience will make you realize you are definitely not
in Kansas anymore. Seeing a performance by these rock and roll pioneers is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you will
not soon forget. Whether they're opening with foundation forming smash hit "Hold the Line" or sampling from their dozen or
so other hit albums, Toto puts on a show that is as dynamic as it is timeless. Don't miss the rock and roll concert of the
year that everyone will be talking about - get your tickets today!