Toto unveil first album in nine years

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Toto have confirmed details of their new album XIV, the follow-up to 2006’s Falling In Between. It’ll be released on March 20, with a world tour starting in Glasgow in May.

“This is opposite of going through the motions,” says keyboardist Steve Porcaro. “We are treating this like it is Toto V, our follow-up to TOTO IV. We just want to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. Be true to ourselves and make the best music we can. Entertain people which is what we were put on this Earth for.”

“When you put us in a room, and everybody brings in their pieces, the next thing you know it all fits together,” adds guitarist Steve Lukather. “Everybody’s performances are top notch. We are really bringing our best out, forcing ourselves to make personal best choices, what’s best for the music. I’m really excited to hear what people think.”

The album was co-produced by CJ Vanston, who has previously worked with the likes of Prince, Ringo Starr, Bob Seger, Richard Marx, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker and Spinal Tap. “There have never been better musicians on the planet, especially in a band together,” says Vanston. “This is an amazing record and I am completely thrilled to be a part of it. This is a dream job for me.”

Track Listing

Running Out Of Time Burn Holy War 21st Century Blues Orphan Unknown Soldier (For Jeffrey) The Little Things Chinatown All The Tears That Shine Fortune Great Expectations

Tour dates

21 May: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

23 May: Vicar Street, Dublin

25 May: 02 Apollo, Manchester

26 May: Apollo Hammersmith, London