Toto An evening with TOTOSaturday 23 May 2015Vicar St Dublin. (Sold-Out).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.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.Band members have been South Park characters, and 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. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake offered a light-hearted homage via a comedy sketch with the track that has now been viewed 3.8 million times on YouTube. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles, and more than 35 years in to a career enjoy a multi- generational fan base.Earlier this year, Toto released their 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR - LIVE IN POLAND CONCERT DVD. The DVD was #1 worldwide and is still going strong today. Filmed on June 25, 2013 in Lodz, Poland, the offering captures the band in the midst of a standing-room-only European tour of 29 cities staging successful concerts Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. In April, they returned to Japan for a seven show headlining sold-out arena tour followed in the Summer by the Band's most extensive and successful North American tour in years as a co-headliner with Michael McDonald.Toto has been hard at work in 2014 on a new studio album that is planned for release in Spring 2015, their first since Falling In Between (2006). Keyboardist and founding member David Paich recently shared,"The repertoire is coming together so naturally it is as though we never took a break from creating as Toto in the studio. For the fans who have been waiting patiently and continually showing the band support and love over the last decade or so, this one's for you. Collectively we can't wait to share these recordings with The World.In 2015, Toto will embark on a massive world tour where they will unveil some songs from their new album, share some deep tracks from past Toto albums, and perform all the hits their fans have come to love and expect.Toto is:Steve Lukather (Guitar, Vocals) David Paich (Keyboards, Vocals) Steve Porcaro (Keyboards, Vocals) Joseph Williams (Vocals)The band will be joined on tour by original members:David Hungate (Bass) Lenny Castro (Percussion) Keith Carlock (Drums) Jenny Douglas Foote (Backing Vocals) Mabvuto Carpenter (Backing Vocals)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 (http:// www.fallenheroes.org/), and help the United Nations in their humanitarian endeavors through music.http://www.totoofficial.comSave
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