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has announced the band’s return to the road in late-February, 2022. The band will begin the DOGZ OF OZ WORLD TOUR in Las Vegas, NV on February 25. Initial dates on-sale this week are presented below, while additional appearances will be announced in the coming weeks. On April 7, will perform an additional 18 shows in U.S. arenas with Journey. In July and August, the band will be touring in Europe headlining festivals, alongside performing in arenas and large theaters which include an already sold-out appearance at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome.

For the headline appearances, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, December 1 at 10am local time through Thursday, December 2 at 10pm local time.  A local pre-sale will follow on Thursday, December 2, with general on-sale being live Friday, December 3 at 10AM. ’s “Africa” recently crossed the threshold of ONE BILLION streams on Spotify. This accomplishment speaks to the continual discovery of the band’s repertoire, alongside the multi-generational fan base enjoying a composition that is nearing forty years since the band’s album IV was released. Cumulative Spotify streams exceed 3.3 Billion plays. The band recently released With A Little Help From My Friends via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group.

shares, “We are keeping the music of Toto alive with a little help from our friends.” offers, “In the midst of a global pandemic and an unprecedented lockdown we realized a few things.  Musicians must play and people need to get together to watch them.  It was then Luke, Dave and I decided to call upon our friends to create this performance.  We welcomed new friends on to the stage and found an instant connection with them. Welcomed back old friends to do a little work!  The fact is we couldn’t have pulled it off without the love and support of our friends and family. Never was a title or a song been more appropriate. I hope you enjoy ‘With a Little Help From My Friends!’” 

The global tour that will stretch several years is presented by Toto co-founder and musical director .  Joining and on the road are new band members bassist John Pierce (Huey Lewis and The News), drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note), and keyboardist / background vocalist Steve Maggiora (Robert Jon & The Wreck). Keyboardist Dominique “Xavier” Taplin (Prince, Ghost-Note) and multi-instrumentalist / vocalist Warren Ham (Ringo Starr) segued over continuing their tenure in the ensemble. This marks the fifteenth incarnation of the Toto line-up in consideration of band members or sidemen who joined or exited. Steve Lukather offers, “When the music is performed by great musicians it honors Toto. The documentary featured on the DVD offers great insights in to our thoughts looking forward. David, who stands with us, alongside Joe and myself, desire to keep this music alive.  And Paich could pop in any time for a show as a special surprise.  We’ll be selecting a broader mix from the Toto catalog that includes deep cuts, the hits, and tunes from Joe and my recently released solo albums. Both of us could not be more thrilled with the global response to these records.”

Luke and Joseph Williams are life-long friends since they were kids, and bandmates sharing a deep colorful history that has thrived professionally on a global basis over the past decades.  Luke offers, “There is a refreshing, optimistic enthusiasm to step in to the future. At this moment, Joe and I are the only long-tenured members of the band that want to be on the road continuing to bring music to our multi-generational fan base. I’ve spent almost four and a half decades of my life as the only original member who never missed a show or an album nurturing this legacy while enabling the music to continually exist in the live concert setting. That is something I’ll never stop doing, and when we inevitably return to the road it presents a rare opportunity to reimagine our personal futures while simultaneously preserving the deep connection that exists with the audience while likewise yielding continual discovery.” Williams adds, “Luke and I have been through a lot with one another. He’s like a brother to me. Our creative partnership has always enriched our lives. As we look towards what’s to come in unison, there is nothing but anticipation to bring everything in our minds to life. I can’t think of anyone else on Earth I’d rather launch the next chapter with than with this lifelong, loyal and gifted friend and band mate. We’re the last men standing…The Dogz of Oz,”

With A Little Help From My Friends was Produced by Joseph Williams, who also edited the accompanying long-form video.  The band’s long-time front of house engineer Ken Freeman mixed and captured the sound. On February 26, Luke and Joe presented solo albums via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group which charted in multiple territories across the globe.  Both artists made significant contributions to the other’s recordings. Additionally, performed on select tracks on Luke’s I Found The Sun Again and Williams’ Denizen Tenant. The titles were released on LP, CD and a limited-edition deluxe edition is available with the two titles bundled together. Available here: https://smarturl.it/Steve-Lukather and https://smarturl.it/JosephWilliams.

Confirmed appearances include:

HEADLINE:

2/25     Las Vegas, NV                                                Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

2/26     Indio, CA                                                        Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

2/28     Tucson, AZ                                                     The Rialto Theatre

3/02     Midland, TX                                                   Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

3/03     Corpus Christi, TX                                         American Bank Center – Selena Auditorium

3/06     Mobile, AL                                                     Saenger Theatre

3/07     Jacksonville, FL                                              Florida Theatre

3/09     Charleston, SC                                                Charleston Music Hall

3/10     Durham, NC                                                   Durham Performing Arts Center

3/12     Atlantic City, NJ                                             Ocean Casino Resort – Ovation Halllee

3/14     Munhall PA                                                    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

3/15     Detroit, MI                                                      MotorCity Casino Hotel – Sound Board

3/19     Kansas City, MO                                            Uptown Theatre

WITH JOURNEY:

4/07     San Diego, CA                                                Pechanga Arena San Diego

4/09     Glendale, AZ                                                  Gila River Arena

4/11     Denver, CO                                                     Ball Arena

4/13     Dallas, TX                                                       American Airlines Center

4/15     New Orleans, LA                                            Smoothie King Center

4/20     Tampa, FL                                                      Amalie Arena

4/21     Orlando, FL                                                    Amway Arena

4/24     Cincinnati, OH                                                Heritage Bank Center

4/25     Atlanta, GA                                                     State Farm Arena

4/27     Nashville, TN                                                 Bridgestone Arena

4/28     Charlotte, NC                                                  Spectrum Center

4/30     Columbus, OH                                                Schottenstein Center

5/02     Rosemont, IL                                                  Allstate Arena

5/04     Grand Rapids, MI                                           Van Andel Arena

5/05     Indianapolis, IN                                              Bankers Life Fieldhouse

5/07     Cleveland, OH                                                Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

5/09     Washington, D.C.                                           Capitol One Arena

5/11     Hartford, CT                                                   XL Center

EUROPE:

11 July, 2022              Tilburg, NL                                         13

12 July, 2022              Tilburg, NL                                         13

14 July, 2022              Bonn, Germany                                  KunstRasen

15 July, 2022              Amsterdam, Netherlands                    Ziggodome

16 July, 2022              Halle, Germany                                  Peißnitzinsel

17 July, 2022              Ulm, Germany                                    Munsterplatz

19 July, 2022              Pratteln, Switzerland                          Z-7 (on-sale)

20 July, 2022              Tussling, Germany                             Schlossplatz

21 July, 2022              Middelkerke, Belgium                        Proximus Pop-Up Arena

23 July, 2022              Vitrolles, France                                 Festival Jardin Sonore

24 July, 2022              Vienne, France                                   Antiq Theater

25 July, 2022              Verona, Italy                                       Arena Di Verona

27 July, 2022              Hamburg, Germany                            Stadtpark

28 July, 2022              Schwetzingen, Germany                     Schlossgarten

29 July, 2022              Graz, Austria                                      Messe Open Air)

31 July, 2022              Warsaw, Poland                                  Torwar

02 August, 2022         Tallin, Estonia                                    Rakvere Vallikaar

04 August, 2022         Vaasa, Finland                                    Vaasa Festival

05 August, 2022         Tampere, Finland                               Tampere Sorsapuisto Festival

06 August, 2022         Helsinki, Finland                                Kaisaniemi Park

07 August, 2022         Turku, Finland                                    Paavo Nurmi Stadium / Park

09 August, 2022         Stockholm, Sweden                            Grona Lund

10 August, 2022         Helsingborg, Sweden                          Sofiero Castle

11 August, 2022         Viborg, Denmark                                Paradepladsen

13 August, 2022         Copenhagen, Denmark                       Royal Arena

14 August, 2022         Gothenburg, Sweden                          Partille Arena

16 August, 2022         Trondeim, Norway                             Sverresborg

18 August, 2022         Oslo, Norway                                      Vulkan Open

19 August, 2022         Bergen, Norway                                  Plenen

20 August, 2022         Alesund, Norway                                Jugendfest

23 August, 2022         Esch-sur Alzette, Luxembourg           Rockhal

26 August, 2022         Arbon, Switzerland                            SummerDays Festival

27 August, 2022         Spiez, Awitzerland                             Seaside Festival

ABOUT TOTO

Over the past several years, TOTO have had a major renaissance in popularity like few bands at this point in their career.  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 three billion streams worldwide on all streaming services.  Over the last few years, “Africa” went from being a Platinum single to being recently recertified 8X Platinum, with over a billion streams for that song alone.  The band has found a new generation of fans.  With now 45+ 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.  They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles continuing to remain relevant while enjoying their multi-generational global fan base.

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