Toto Announces First North American Tour in Decade
Toto have announced their first full North American tour in almost a decade, a month-and-a-half road trip that will crisscross the continent.
The band currently includes guitarist Steve Lukather, keyboardists David Paich and Steve Porcaro, drummer Simon Phillips, bassist Nathan East and singer Joseph Williams, who joined the group in 1986 and appears on its last Top 40 hit, 1988′s ‘Pamela.’
The tour, which celebrates Toto’s 35th anniversary, kicks off on July 26 in Belleville, Ont., and wraps up on Sept. 14 in Chandler, Ariz. Some of the dates are shared with Styx, Kansas or Michael McDonald.
This marks the band’s first widespread tour since a 25th-anniversary jaunt that ended in 2004. The group plans to take its 35-year celebration to other parts of the world too. No word on whether or not Africa will be on the itinerary.
Toto North American Tour
7/26/13 – Belleville, ONT – Empire Square Live
7/27/13 – London, ONT – Harris Park
8/14/13 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheater
8/16/13 - Wilmington, DE – Grand Opera House
8/17/13 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
8/20/13 – St. Louis, MO – River City Casino
8/21/13 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavillion
8/23/13 – Niagara Falls, ONT – Fallsview Casino Resort
8/24/13 – Niagara Falls, ONT – Fallsview Casino Resort
8/25/13 - Detroit, MI - Chene Park Riverfront Amphitheatre
8/30/13 - Willemstad, Curaco – Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival
9/6/13 – West Wendover, NV – Peppermill Concert Hall
9/7/13 - Jackson, CA – Jackson Racheria Casino & Hotel
9/8/13 - Visalia, CA – Visalia Fox Theatre
9/13/13 – Las Vegas, NV - Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
9/14/13 - Chandler, AZ – Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino