Keyboardist Steve Porcaro reveals, "This is opposite of going through the motions.
We are treating this like it is Toto V, our follow-
As they began the process of a return the studio, all of the principle long-
Founding bassist David Hungate returns to the fold, about whom Luke simply offers, "No one plays like David Hungate." Drums were performed by Keith Carlock who's commitments to Steely Dan prohibit him from participating in the 2015 World Tour. Shannon Forest will be behind the kit, who was a part of the band's 2014 North American run. Luke offers, "Shannon is a world class drummer and we are honored to have him back with us."
The session were co-
The band will hit the ground running with an extensive European headline arena tour
with appearances at key festivals. The itinerary begins in Glasgow on May 21, and
takes Toto through the UK, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway,
Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Italy,
and Belgium. Ticket sales came out of the box with strength, with some appearances
selling out within days of on-
The last couple of years have been active, with a seven show sold-
Historically, 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’ imprint 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 225 Grammy nominations. TOTO sold 35 million albums,
and today continue to be a worldwide arena draw staging standing room only events
across the globe. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70s bands that have
endured the changing trends and styles, and 35 plus years in to a career enjoy a
With over 38 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names,
Toto remains one of the top selling tour 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. In May, 2012, Family Guy utilized "Africa" within
the plot of the season finale "Internal Affairs" ().
In March, 2012, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake offered a light-
Toto also continues to raise awareness for ALS, for their brother and friend, Mike Porcaro, who has been diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease. The band commits energies towards fundraising for Police and Fire Departments of California and the Fallen Heroes initiative (), and help the United Nations in their humanitarian endeavors through music.
Toto return in 2015 with an album that could be defined as a realized vision three
plus decades in the making. The recordings on TOTO XIV exhibit world-