Toto has just added a 20-date East Coast run to its upcoming 40th anniversary tour. The band, which these days primarily plays on the overseas circuit, is led by classic members Steve Lukather on guitar, and keyboardists David Paich and Steve Porcaro. The band kicks things off North of the border on July 30th in Vancouver at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts and finishes things off on November 17th at Lynn, Massachusetts at Lynn Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. Newly added dates included stops in Tennessee; Alabama; Florida; South Carolina; North Carolina; Georgia; Virginia; Washington, DC; Connecticut; New Jersey; and New York.

As individuals, the band members of Toto can be heard on an astonishing 5,000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Prior to the release of the band's 1978 self-titled debut -- which featured the Top Five classic, "Hold The Line" -- most of Toto played a key role in Boz Scaggs' legendary 1976 album, Silk Degrees.

  • Keyboardist David Paich told us that unlike some bands on the road, there's little room during a Toto show for just winging it and jamming with his bandmates: "You have to stay focused and there's intricate, complicated arrangements and stuff. I wanna say that the best time is just the musical communion that goes on between the artists and fans. As Sting said one time, that the album was just a blueprint for taking it live in concert, because, you get all the, kinda, the kinks worked out." :
    July 30 - Vancouver, BC - The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
    July 31 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
    August 1 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
    August 3 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
    August 4 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
    August 10 - Henderson, NV - Sunset Station Hotel & Casino - Sunset Amphitheater
    August 11 - Grand Junction, CO - Las Colonias Amphitheater
    August 14 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
    August 15 - Austin, TX - Stubbs
    August 17 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
    August 18 - Atlanta , GA - Atlanta Symphony Hall
    August 21 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads KC
    October 20 - Greeneville, TN - Niswonger Performing Arts
    October 21 - Montgomery, AL - Montgomery PAC
    October 23 - Mobile, AL - Saenger Theater
    October 24 - Clearwater, FL -Ruth Eckerd Hall
    October 26 - Fort Myers, FL - Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
    October 27 - Melbourne, FL - King Center for the Arts
    October 28 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheater
    October 30 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
    November 1 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
    November 2 - Augusta, GA - Miller Theater
    November 3 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
    November 5 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre of Durham
    November 6 - Virginia Beach, VA - Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
    November 8 - Washington, DC - Warner Theater
    November 9 - Atlantic City, NJ - Tropicana Casino & Resort
    November 12 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
    November 13 - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre
    November 15 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo PAC
    November 16 - Brookville, NY - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
    November 17 - Lynn, MA - Lynn Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium