2018 was a banner year and the 40th Anniversary for TOTO who celebrated the occasion by embarking on their longest world tour in years. The band performed for hundreds of thousands of fans across Europe and North America, as their level of global critical mass reached new heights largely fueled by a rediscovery of favourites from their beloved repertoire
On March 22nd, Eagle Rock will release TOTO’s 40 Tours Around The Sun. The set will be available in multiple formats – DVD, Blu-Ray, DVD & 2CD’s, Blu-Ray & 2CD’s, 3LP Vinyl, 2 CD’s and digitally as well. The set will be available worldwide outside of North America. The North American release date will be announced in the near future.
This live performance was filmed in front of a sold-out crowd exceeding 18,000 fans on March 17, 2018 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. TOTO performed a wide range of songs, including hit singles, rarely performed live deep cuts, and two recently recorded tracks which appeared on their new Greatest Hits album (40 Trips Around The Sun).
Also included is the “40 Tours Featurette,” a brand new interview with band members: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams.
TOTO – 40 TOURS AROUND THE SUN TRACK LISTINGS:
Intro Alone Hold The Line Lovers In The Night Spanish Sea I Will Remember English Eyes Jake To The Bone Lea Rosanna Miss Sun Georgy Porgy Human Nature Holyanna No Love Mushanga Stop Loving You Girl Goodbye Angela Lion Dune (Desert Theme) While My Guitar Gently Weeps Stranger In Town Make Believe Africa The Road Goes On
TOTO will be busy in 2019. The band just returned from a standing room only run of Australia and New Zealand, and head to Japan (including a sold out show at Budokan in Tokyo) and Indonesia in February. This spring in to the Summer, they’ll stage a long tour of Europe, combining top billing festival appearances and headline dates, after which they’ll bring their “An Evening With” show to North America this Fall. The 40 Trips Around The Sun tour is the band’s most extensive run in years with many more announcements to come.
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 recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations. Collectively TOTO has over a billion streams worldwide on all streaming services.
With over 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring 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. Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.
TOTO – 2019 – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR DATES:
2/14 Hiroshima, JP Bunka Gakuen HBG Hall
2/16 Kanazawa, JP Kanazawa Kagekiza
2/18 Fukoka, JP Fukuoka Shimin Kaikan
2/20 Tokyo, JP Budokan
2/21 Osaka, JP Osaka Castle Hall
2/23 Morioka-Shi, JP Morioka Iwate Kenmin Kaikan
2/25 Nagoya, JP Century Hall
2/27 Sendai, JP Sun Plaza
3/3 Jakarta, ID Java Jazz Festival
6/13 London, UK Live at Chelsea
6/15 Cork, IRL Live at the Marquee – Cork
6/18 Gavle, SE Gasklockorna
6/20 Oslo, NO OverOslo
6/21 Langesund, NO Wrightegaarden
6/22 Sarpsborg, NO Kulasparken
6/23 Aarhus, DK Ceres Arena
6/25 Sopot, PL Opera Lesna
6/27 Budapest, HU Budapest Arena
6/28 Klam Bei Grein, AT Clam Rock
6/29 Eisenstadt, AT Lovely Days
6/30 Berlin, DE Zitadelle Open Air
7/02 Munich, DE Tollwood Festival
7/03 Marostica, IT Piazza Degli Scacchi
7/04 Rome, IT Auditorium Cavea
7/05 Lucca, IT Piazza Napoleone
7/07 Albi, FR Pause Guitare
7/08 Cognac, FR Cognac Pubic Garden
7/10 Barcelona, SP L’Auditori del Forum
7/11 Nimes, FR Festival de Nimes
7/14 Gelsenkirchen, DE Gelnsenkirchen Amphitheater