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Toto and Michael McDonald Summer tour announced and it's heading SOUTH! Read and Watch.

 
Toto and Michael McDonald Summer tour announced and it's heading SOUTH! Read and Watch.
Posted March 25th, 2014 @ 3:59pm

Keep it on the Gater for local ticket info and the chance to win your way in to the show. Two of my all time favorites, still performing at peak levels!

Watch the video at the end and you'll see what I mean. Andy

(Photo courtesy of Toto)

(photo courtesy of Danny Clinch)

Excerpt from the Press release:

Nashville, TN --- Michael McDonald and Toto have announced a co-headline tour that will stage appearances across the U.S.  McDonald and the members of Toto are old friends, dating back years prior to the singer's appearance on Toto's "I'll Be Over You," from the Farenheit album in 1986. McDonald shares, "I so look forward to the dates I'll play with Toto this Summer.  Not only because they're old friends but also because they're one of the most talented and significant American bands."  Toto's Steve Porcaro offers, "I can’t wait to get out on the road with Michael McDonald and his band. There is some deep history between us and it’s always a great hang. Michael surrounds himself with the best people, the crowds are great, and I for one, never tire of hearing his amazing band play and hearing those classic songs sung by one of my all time favorites."

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 35 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. 

Toto will release 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR - LIVE IN POLAND on April 21st via Eagle Rock.  Filmed on June 25, 2013 in Lodz, Poland, the offering captures the band in the midst of a standing-room-only European tour. Pre order at http://myplaydirect.com/toto .

 

Toto has revealed plans for 2014 that deliver what fans have been waiting years for.  The band will record a new studio album planned for release in 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." 

Confirmed Michael McDonald and Toto Appearances Include:

8/19     Clearwater, FL  Ruth Eckerd Hall

8/20     Hollywood, FL   Seminole Hard Rock Live

8/22     Atlanta, GA     Fox Theatre

WWW.MICHAELMCDONALD.COM

WWW.TOTOOFFICIAL.COM

 This is a spectacular video! Andy 

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