Toto Announces 40th Anniversary Hits LP, Tour

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Toto, along with Legacy Recordings, has created a new greatest hits package to commemorate their 40th anniversary. 40 Trips Around the Sun arrives Feb. 9 and will feature three previously unreleased recordings, as well as newly remastered classic tracks.

The core Toto members—Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams—re-entered the studio earlier this year to prepare the release. Order it here.

Last August, Toto announced the next set of shows in support of the band’s 40th anniversary. The 40 Trips Around the Sun Tour will begin in February 2018 in Europe, the band’s most extensive run in years. (See dates below.)

The tour will be the band’s most extensive run in years and is expected to hit the U.S. later in 2018. More shows will be announced shortly. Tickets are available here and here.

While in the studio, the band uncovered several unfinished tracks that featured both Jeff and Mike Porcaro, one of which is now “Spanish Sea.” “This track is originally from the Isolation sessions,” says Steve Lukather. “We had to re-write it including creating a new chorus. Thanks to modern tech we were able to play once again with not only our 20 something selves but with our dear brothers Jeff and Mike Porcaro reminding us just how deep their groove was. Bittersweet… Many stories, laughs and a few tears on this one. It’s classic Toto with an excellent solo and I kept my old 1985 melody solo Dave wanted me to do… Old meets new but since legendary pal Al Schmitt cut the tracks and Bob Clearmountain mixed…it sounds like it was done 2 weeks ago not 30 + years ago!”

Listen to “Spanish Sea,” released Jan. 3

Listen to a brand new song, “Alone”

Listen to the previously unreleased “Struck By Lightning”

40 Trips Around the Sun Track Listing

Spanish Sea*
I’ll Supply The Love
I’ll Be Over You
Stranger In Town
Struck By Lightning*
Afraid Of Love
I Won’t Hold You Back
Jake To The Bone
Stop Loving You
Hold The Line
George Porgy

*Previously unreleased

With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including their work on the biggest-selling album of all time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Toto remains one of the most successful touring and recording acts in the world.

Related: Remembering Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro

Toto today

In 2015, Toto released their first new studio album in 10 years, XIV. It debuted in the top 10 in nine countries around the world and became their most successful album since 1988 in the U.S. and UK.

Toto 2018 European Tour Dates

2/11 – Helsinki, Finland – Icehall
2/12 – Tallin, Estonia – Nordea Concert Hall
2/14 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset
2/16 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
2/17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum
2/19 – Hamburg,Germany – Mehr Theater
2/21 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
2/22 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
2/24 – Berlin, Germany – C-Hall
2/25 – Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
2/27 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
2/28 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
3/02 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
3/04 – Sofia, BG – National Palace of Culture
3/05 – Skopje, MK – Boris Trajkovski
3/09 – Zagreb, HR – Dom Sportova
3/10 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
3/12 – Zurich, CH – Hallenstadion
3/13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Porsche Arena
3/15 – Lille, France – Zenith
3/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
3/18 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
3/20 – Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle
3/22 – Geneva, CH – Arena Geneva
3/23 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
3/25 – Marseille, France – Dome
3/26 – Toulouse, France – Zenith
3/27 – Lyon, Francee – Halle Tony Garnier
3/29 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Rockhal
3/30 – Paris, France – La Seine Musicale
4/01 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
4/02 – Manchester, UK – Bridgewater Hall
4/04 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
4/05 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
4/07 – Belfast, UK – Waterfront Auditorium
4/08 – Glasgow, UK – SEC Armadillo

Watch Toto perform “Africa” in 2015


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