Toto is a rock band from Los Angeles, California. They formed in 1977 and currently have a lineup consisting of Steve Lukather, Steve Maggiora, David Paich, Joseph Williams, and John Pierce. The group also includes percussionists Robert “Sput” Searight, Warren Ham, and Dominique “Xavier” Taplin. The band was founded in 1977 by former U2 keyboard player and guitarist, Ronnie Alvarez.
Toto began playing live performances when they first came together to tour Europe during the summer of 2000. The band’s name was inspired by the Wizard of Oz dog. They played “Jake to the Bone” at the Montreux Jazz Festival and released a compilation album called Past to Present, which featured four new songs. Toto also toured the world in support of The Seventh One, which was their last album. In 2005, the group released a new studio album, Toto XX, which featured a collection of their live concerts.
Unlike their previous albums, Toto’s new album, 40 Trips Around the Sun, features a wide variety of features. The band’s most notable innovations are automatic lids, adjustable water pressure, heated seats, and remote-controlled bidets. In addition to their home tours, Toto has also become a fixture in high-end restaurants and hotels across the globe. Toto’s new album, Outbreak, will be released on February 9, 2018.
In the summer of 2010, Toto reunited with Porcaro, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The band went on a European tour to raise money for his cause. After the U.S. tour, Porcaro’s death nearly broke the band. Toto went on a short European tour. The group has continued touring and releasing new music as a result. And to top it all off, they have even recorded a tribute album to their deceased guitarist.
The band announced a joint tour with Yes in early August, which began in Mashantucket, Connecticut and concluded in Coquitlam, British Columbia. After this, Toto has been touring since and has continued to play concerts. Toto’s most recent tour took place in early April of 2014. This is Toto’s most successful album and their most successful tour. Toto has performed over a thousand shows in more than 50 countries, garnering worldwide acclaim.
After the success of their first three albums, Toto decided to stay together as a five-piece band. The band’s third album, XX, was released in 1998. Its single, “Goin’ Home”, was released by Toto. The group released the album through a major record company, but the album didn’t achieve the commercial success expected of a rock band. But the album was successful, and Toto remained together until the group’s dissolution in 2006.
The band’s first two albums have become cult classics. Their first two albums have received multiple Grammy Awards, and their third is expected to follow in the same tradition. The group’s third album, Turn Back, will be released in early 1981 on Relativity Records in the United States and Columbia Records in most of the world. In the UK, the album was not a chart hit, but the band was successful in Japan.