Toto and Pat Benatar to Share Summer Tour

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Two big names in classic rock will team up this summer when Toto tours with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo for a co-headline run of shows in North America. Thirteen dates are confirmed so far with a few more to follow. Tickets for most of the newly announced shows today (March 27) will go on sale later this week here.

“I’ve known Neil a long time and he’s a fantastic musician,” Toto’s Steve Lukather commented. “Pat’s voice is one of the all-time greats and we’re super excited to join together with them to do some shows this summer.”

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

“Looking forward to sharing the stage this year with our good friends and great players, Toto,” Benatar and Giraldo said. “We’ve known each other for years and never had the opportunity to do an extended tour together until now. Should be good times for all.”

Benatar and Neil Giraldo have performed together since 1979 and won four Grammy awards as well as three American Music awards.

Their many hits include “Promises in the Dark,” “Hell is For Children,” We Live For Love,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “We Belong.” Earlier this year, they recorded “Shine,” a new song written with Linda Perry, celebrating women’s rights around the world.

Toto today

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

Related: Remembering Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro

In 2015, Toto released their first new studio album in ten years, XIV. It debuted in the top 10 in nine countries and became their most successful album since 1988 in the U.S. and U.K. In 2016 they released the Blu-ray/DVD title Live at Montreux.

Related: Toto have a busy summer with plenty of other dates

Watch Toto perform “Africa” in 2015…

Toto / Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo 2017 Summer Tour

8/21 – Livermore, CA – The Concerts at Wente Vineyards
8/25 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino Resort
8/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek
8/29 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
8/31 – Pala, CA – Pala Casino Spa & Resort – Starlight Theater
9/1 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
9/2 – Las Vegas, NV – Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
9/4 – Layton, UT – Kenley Centennial Amphitheatre
9/6 –  Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Resort & Casino – Amphitheatre
9/8 – Tulsa, OK – River Spirit Casino
9/10 – Peachtree City, GA – Frederick Brown Amphitheatre
9/14 –  New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
9/16 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Casino & Resort

Watch Benatar and Giraldo run through a number of hits…

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