Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Los Angeles, California.
The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams (lead vocals), David Paich (keyboards, vocals), Steve Porcaro (keyboards), Steve Lukather (guitars, vocals), and Keith Carlock (drums).
Bass player Nathan East is currently touring with Toto as a guest musician, as Mike Porcaro is too ill to tour.
Toto is known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B and jazz.David Paich and Jeff Porcaro had played together as session musicians on several albums and decided to form a band.
David Hungate, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro and Bobby Kimball were recruited before their first album release.
The band enjoyed great commercial success in the late 1970s and 1980s, beginning with the band's eponymous debut released in 1978.
With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Toto IV (1982), Toto became one of the best-selling music groups of their era.
They are best known for the Top 5 hits "Hold the Line", "Rosanna", and "Africa".
Several changes to the lineup have been made over the years.
In 2008, Lukather announced his departure from the band, and the remaining band members later went their separate ways.
In the summer of 2010, Toto reformed and went on a short European tour, with a new lineup, to benefit Mike Porcaro, who had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and is no longer an active member of the band.The band has released a total of 17 albums, and have sold over 35 million albums to date.
The group was honored with several Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.Tours1979 – Toto Tour1980 – Hydra Tour1982 – Toto IV Tour1985–1986 – Isolation Tour1986–1987 – Fahrenheit Tour1988 – The Seventh One Tour1990–1991 – Planet Earth Tour (Past to Present Tour)1991 - Summer Tour1992–1993 – Kingdom of Desire Tour1993 - Summer Tour1995–1997 – Tambu Tour1999–2000 – Mindfields Tour2001-2002 - Summer Tour2002–2004 – 25th Anniversary Tour (Through the Looking Glass Tour)2004-2005 - Summer Tour2006–2008 – Falling in Between Tour2010 – Mike Porcaro Honor Tour2011 – In the Blink of an Eye Tour2012 - Summer Tour2013 - 35th Anniversary Tour
I'll Be Over You
I Won't Hold You Back
Could You Be Loved
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Hold The Line
I Will Remember
Stop Loving You
Wont hold my baby back by Ben Double M
Bottom Of Your Soul