Toto announce 40th anniversary UK and European tour


Toto have announced a UK and European tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams will hit the road under the 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour which will take place throughout February, March and April 2018.

In addition, Toto will release a new greatest hit package in February featuring remastered hits and brand new tracks.

Lukather says: “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.”

Tickets will go on sale from 9am on June 20 via Live Nation.

Speaking in early February, Lukather confirmed that the band would embark on a large-scale tour to celebrate their milestone.

He said: “We’re working on new material for our 40th anniversary. It’s pretty good. We’re making new music and going to be on the road with Toto. We’re going to do a 40th anniversary tour for two years. It’s going to be busy for the next few years.”

Toto’s last album was 2015’s Toto XIV.

Toto will head out on the road for several live shows in July and August. Find a full list of their planned tour dates below.

Toto 2017 European tour dates

Jul 28: Hamina Rockin’ Basioni, Finland
Jul 29: Tammisaari Augusti Festivalen, Finland
Jul 30: Joensuu Laulurinne, Finland
Aug 02: Helsingborg Sofiero Castle, Sweden
Aug 03: Ringstead Festival, Denmark
Aug 04: Middelfart Hindsgavl Slot, Denmark
Aug 05: Hamar Tjuvholmen Kro Hamar, Norway
Aug 08: Schaffhausen Stars In Town, Switzerland
Aug 09: Zofingen Magic Night at Heitere Open Air, Switzerland
Aug 12: Klaksvik Summer Festival, Faroe Islands

Toto 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour 2018

Feb 19: Hamburg Mehr Theater, Germany
Feb 21: Dusseldorf Mitsubishi-Electric Hall, Germany
Feb 22: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Feb 24: Berlin C-Halle, Germany
Feb 25: Leipzig Haus Auensee, Germany
Feb 28: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
Mar 02: Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Mar 10: Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
Mar 13: Stuttgart Porsche Arena, Germany
Mar 15: Lille Zenith, France
Mar 17: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Mar 18: Brussels Forest National, Belgium
Mar 20: Offenbach Stadthalle, Germany
Mar 23: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
Mar 25: Marseille Dome, France
Mar 26: Toulouse Zenith, France
Mar 27: Lyon Halle Tony Garnier, France
Mar 30: Paris La Seine Musicale, France
Apr 01: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Apr 02: Manchester Bridgewater Hall, UK
Apr 04: Dublin Vicar Street, Ireland
Apr 07: Belfast Waterfront Auditorium, UK
Apr 08: Glasgow SEC Armadillo, UK

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