Lukather, Paich, Porcaro, and Williams Working On Studio Album For 2015
Los Angeles --- Toto and Eagle Rock Entertainment have announced a April 29th release date for the band's
35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR - LIVE IN POLAND. The title will be
available in configurations that include 2CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and a deluxe
edition featuring all formats with a 60-page book (Pre-book Order Date
April 4, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD, $17.98
2CD, $79.98 Deluxe Edition).
Filmed on June 25, 2013 in Lodz, Poland, the offering captures the
band in the midst of a standing-room-only European tour. The two-hour
plus performance features Toto's hit stocked repertoire alongside other
favorites. The complete track listing is:
Intro, Medley: "On The Run" / "Child's Anthem" / "Goodbye Eleanor,"
"Goin' Home," "Hydra," "St. George And The Dragon," "I'll Be Over You,"
"It's A Feeling," "Rosanna," "Wings Of Time," "Falling In Between," "I
Won't Hold You Back," "Pamela," "99," "The Muse,"
"White Sister," "Better World," "Africa," "How Many Times," "Stop
Loving You," "Hold The Line," and "Home Of The Brave." The set also
includes behind-the-scenes bonus content. Eagle Rock Entertainment has
premiered the band's performance of "Hold The Line"
which can be viewed here:
The 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR - LIVE IN POLAND release captures
Toto's European tour that hit 29 cities staging successful concerts
Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland,
Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
Toto World Tour 2013 featured Luke, David Paich, Steve Porcaro on
keyboards, and singer Joseph Williams, who sang the hits "Pamela" and
"Stop Loving You" on the worldwide platinum release
The Seventh One (1988). Williams is also featured on the platinum certified
Fahrenheit (1986), Toto XX (1998), the track "Bottom of Your Soul" on
Falling In Between (2006), and the multi-platinum release Past to Present 1977-1990 issued in 1990.
Toto has revealed plans for 2014 that deliver what fans have been
waiting years for. The band will record a new studio album planned for
release in 2015, their first since
Falling In Between (2006). Keyboardist and founding member David
Paich recently shared, "The repertoire is coming together so naturally
it is as though we never took a break from creating as Toto in the
studio. For the fans who have been waiting patiently
and continually showing the band support and love over the last decade
or so, this one's for you. Collectively we can't wait to share these
recordings with The World."
This April, they return to Japan for a seven show headlining
sold-out arena tour that takes them through Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, Sendai
and Sopporo. In August and September, Toto will hit the road as
co-headliners with Michael McDonald, for their most comprehensive
North American tour in years.
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 recordings5trr, NARAS applauded
the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.
With over 35 years together and thousands of credits and accolades
to their names, Toto remains one of the top selling tour 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.
Band members have been South Park characters, while recently Jimmy
Fallon and Justin Timberlake offered a light-hearted homage via a comedy
sketch around the band's hit "Africa." They are pop culture, and are
one of the few 70’s bands that have endured
the changing trends and styles, and more than 35 years in to a career
enjoy a multi-generational fan base.
TOTO also continues to raise awareness for ALS, for their brother
and friend, Mike Porcaro, who has been diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig's
Disease. The band commits energies towards fundraising for Police and
Fire Departments of California and the Fallen
Heroes initiative (http://www.fallenheroes.org/
), and help the United Nations in their humanitarian endeavors through music.