Toto Kicks off Next Leg of Their “XIV” Tour As Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Cover “Africa”

Toto_2015_Featured2015 was an amazing year for the band Toto. With positive reviews of their latest “Toto XIV” and another well received tour, Steve Lukather and the boys have decided to answer the fans call for more shows.

As stated on their official website: (Their tour started last night in) “Brussels. Tour stops are scheduled in France, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The band will also return to Japan for eight dates beginning on March 3rd in Sundai. These will be the first set of dates in Asia for Toto since the release of TOTO XIV.” Check for tickets here

On the new tour Lukather gave this statement to the “MuseOnMuse” website, “It is always different every night anyway but hard to say till we get out there on tour. Leland Sklar is coming out on bass this tour so that will be special and have a new vibe to the band. We are excited about that. Japan has not seen Lenny Castro on percussion with us since 1986 and he is back… we are ready to come over and show everyone we are at our very best right now!” Check out the interview here.

Original bassist David Hungate came back to Toto a few years ago but decided that long tours were not for him, “There’s no place like home, particularly after 4 months on the road,” said Hungate. “The past two years reunion with Toto has been one of the sweetest experiences, and greatest honors of my life. All good things must come to an end however. I no longer have the stamina and resilience required for extended touring, and I do need to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Much gratitude to the fans and friends who have supported the band over the years, and to my brothers in Toto… I can never thank you adequately for the music, the laughs and the friendship going back 40 years. Love and happy trails to you all.”

Also check out Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard channel Toto in homemade ‘Africa’ music video.

TOTO XIV also became the first new studio album to chart in the US & UK since 1988’s The Seventh One. – by John Beaudin

2016 Toto XIV Tour Dates

JAN 27 Forest National BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
JAN 28 Zenith STRASBOURG, FRANCE
JAN 29 Olympia PARIS, FRANCE
JAN 31 Patinoire Meriadeck BORDEAUX, FRANCE
FEB 01 Zenith NANTES, FRANCE
FEB 03 Zenith ROUEN, FRANCE
FEB 04 Le Millesium EPERNAY-PIERRY, FRANCE
FEB 06 Parcolimpico Torino TORINO, ITALY
FEB 07 Palazzetto dello Sport MONTICHIARI, BRESCIA, ITALY
FEB 09 Gasometer VIENNA, AUSTRIA
FEB 11 013 Poppodium Tilburg TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
FEB 12 013 Poppodium Tilburg TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
FEB 14 Oosterpoort GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS
FEB 15 Scandinavian Congress Center AARHUS, DENMARK
FEB 17 DNB Arena STAVANGER, NORWAY
FEB 18 Sentrum Scene OSLO, NORWAY
FEB 19 Fryshuset STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
FEB 21 Icehall HELSINKI, FINLAND
FEB 24 Dubai Jazz Festival DUBAI, UAE
MAR 03 Sendai Sun Plaza SUNDAI, JAPAN
MAR 04 Pacifico YOKOHAMA, JAPAN
MAR 07 Nihon Budokan TOKYO, JAPAN
MAR 09 Zepp (Fukuoka) FUKUOKA, JAPAN
MAR 10 Hiroshima Ueno Gakuen Hall HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
MAR 14 Festival Hall OSAKA, JAPAN
MAR 15 Nagoya Shi Kokaido NAGOYA, JAPAN