Credit: Heather PorcaroToto will return to the road in 2017 for a new North American headlining tour in support of the band’s most recent studio album, 2015’s XIV. The trek, dubbed “An Evening with Toto,” gets underway June 2 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and currently is mapped out through a July 1 show in Salinas, Kansas, with more dates expected to be added soon.
Joining Toto’s core members — guitarist Steve Lukather, keyboardists David Paich and Steve Porcaro, and lead singer Joseph Williams — on the trek are percussionist Lenny Castro, drummer Shannon Forest, bassist Shem von Schroeck and saxophonist/backing vocalist Warren Ham. Interestingly, Lukather and Ham also have played together during the last few years in Ringo Starr‘s All Starr Band.
“We had such a great time last summer that we wanted to regroup and hit some cities we didn’t get to last time,” says Lukather about Toto’s forthcoming trek.
Tickets for the concerts go on sale this week. Visit TotoOfficial.com for more details.
In other news, Toto has revealed that it’s planning a special celebration in 2018 to mark the band’s 40th anniversary.
Here are all of the group’s confirmed upcoming North American concerts:
6/2 — Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget Lake Charles – Grand Event Center
6/3 — Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – Hard Rock Live
6/4 — Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theatre
6/6 — Durham, NC, The Carolina Theatre
6/7 — Charlotte, NC, Knight Theater
6/10 — Rama, ON, Canada, Casino Rama – Entertainment Centre
6/13 — Greensburg, PA, Palace Theatre
6/14 — Annapolis, MD, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
6/16 — Easton, PA, State Theatre Center for the Arts
6/17 — Lincoln, RI, Twin River Casino
6/18 — Wilkes-Barre, PA, The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
6/20 — Torrington, CT, Warner Theatre
6/21 — Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center
6/23 — Peekskill, NY, Paramount Hudson Valley
6/24 — Waterloo, NY, Del Lago Resort and Casino – The Vine
6/25 — Derry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
6/28 — Saint Charles, IL, The Arcada Theatre
7/1 — Salina, KS, Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
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