Toto is an American rock band. The group was formed in Los Angeles in 1977. The lineup consists of John Pierce, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Joseph Williams. Warren Ham is a member of the band. The rest of the members are keyboardists Dominique “Xavier” Taplin, and Steve Maggiora. The band’s vocalists are John Pierce, Jeff Tweedy, and Dominique Ham.
Toto has been a member of many notable bands and individuals over the years. During the early 1980s, the band was led by Bobby Kimball. He was a member of the band when he was arrested on drug charges. He was released from jail in 1984 but later pleaded not guilty. Throughout his tenure with Toto, he also recorded sessions with other musicians, including Steel Dan and Sonny & Cher. He performed a guitar solo on Boz Scaggs’ album Silk Degrees. He also played lead guitar on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” album.
The band reunited in 1990 and toured Europe until the end of 1990. This was the band’s first tour after Porcaro’s death. The tour was a huge success for Toto, but the band was forced to cancel some shows after the singer passed away from COVID-19. In the early part of their first world tour, they released the album ‘Miracle’, which failed to chart in most countries.
After the album’s release, the band toured the US and Europe a few times. They played their first U.S. shows in six years. While touring, David Paich briefly stopped touring to focus on his music career. However, after he returned to tour, Toto released its compilation album Past to Present. In 2000, the band toured again, and Byron joined the band. In the United States, Toto reunited again after a break.
After Lukather’s departure, the group announced a tour across Europe and Japan in early 1979. The band’s first North American tour was a sellout, and the band received worldwide acclaim. In the spring of 1980, the band announced their first American tour. During the tour, they landed the first three songs on the album. Despite the split, the album ranked top five on the Billboard charts.
Toto’s fans can choose from a wide variety of models. The band’s members are versatile and have performed on various genres. In the summer of 2000, Toto played at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Toto’s “Africa” album was a chart-topping single in the United States. In 2003, the band toured Europe and released Live in Amsterdam. Both albums are credited with the band’s success.
The members of Toto have collaborated with artists such as Pink Floyd, Eddie Van Halen, and Larry Carlton. The band has also collaborated with Miles Davis and Quincy Jones. They have even toured the U.S. with their bandmates. In 2007, the band reunited with the original lineup and released the new album “Africa.” Toto’s music video featured the title character. Toto’s concerts began on August 7, and they remained together until February 8, 1983.