Toto is an American rock band. The band was formed in Los Angeles in 1977 and features Dominique “Xavier” Taplin, David Paich, Warren Ham, Joseph Williams, Robert “Sput” Searight, Steve Maggiora, John Pierce, and Steve Lukather. Among its other members are guitarists Steve Maggiora, John Pierce, Steve Lukather, and bassist Michael Gordon. It is a Grammy Award-winning group that was also nominated for three Grammy Awards.
Toto’s first solo album, Fahrenheit, was released in 1989 and went gold. The group continued to tour the world and released their fourth album, Past to Present, the year after. However, due to the ill-health of Steve Porcaro and the band’s finances, they decided to stop performing live. Instead, the band’s director of A&R, Jeff Porcaro, recommended that the group audition Jean-Michael Byron.
After the success of The Invisible Man, Toto announced a short tour in Europe to raise money for the ALS charity. They also did session work for notable artists. In 2011, Toto’s guitarist Steve Lukather contributed the main guitar work on the Michael Jackson hit “Beat It.” In 2015, they also worked with Seals and Crofts. In the United States, Toto members played on the album Silk Degrees by Boz Scaggs.
After Lukather’s departure from the band, Hungate and Gregg Bissonette joined the group. The band’s tour of North America followed by the release of the new studio album. The Oz Kids reunited with Toto in Japan and released the live album Toto 2. The song “Toto – The Man of Many Faces” was written for Toto’s latest album. This is the first time that Toto has toured the U.S. in eight years.
The band is known for its live performances, and this album is no different. The group has released four live albums since its debut. In 2003, they released Live in Amsterdam, followed by Livefields. In 1998, they also released a compilation called Toto In Concert. Toto’s second-ever tour was in France and Switzerland. In September, they performed “Asia” at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The concert was recorded at the same venue as their first two European tours.
Toto’s early appearance was unremarkable. The singer had a silky black coat with small, black eyes. While his death caused the band to nearly break up, they managed to find a replacement in English-speaking Simon Phillips. Toto is a great rock band, and their songs are timeless. If you’re into classic rock, this is one of the best. Toto is not only a great live act, but their live shows are also an excellent source for musical inspiration.
The group has enjoyed great commercial success and is still among the most successful. Toto’s eponymous debut album was a worldwide hit, earning the group the title of best-selling music in the 1970s. During this period, they toured all over the world and had many Top 5 hits. Today, they are one of the best-selling music groups of the era. They have been in the top 5 selling list for more than 20 years.