Toto Working on 40th Anniversary Album
Toto guitarist Steve Lukather has confirmed that the band is working on a new album to mark its 40th anniversary, which they’ll also celebrate with a large-scale tour.
“We’re working on material for our 40th anniversary. It’s pretty good," Lukather told Backstage Axxess in a new interview that you can watch above. “We’re making new music, then we’re going to do a 40th anniversary tour for the next two years. It’s going to be busy for the next few years.” The band formed in 1977 and released its latest record, Toto XIV, in 2015.
Lukather also commented on his relationship with former singer Bobby Kimball, after the pair met by accident for the first time in years last month at the NAMM event in Anaheim. Kimball left Toto when they split in 2008 and didn’t return when they regrouped two years later. Joseph Williams took over on vocals, as he’d done when Kimball had left in the ‘80s.
“I haven’t seen Bobby in seven or eight years," Lukather said. "I don’t have any bad feelings. The press gets hold of this stuff. They want to make it seem we all hate each other. I love the guy. I have no bad vibe at all. Peace and love. I’m getting too old to harbor grudges – I’m not like that.”
Toto have so far confirmed a run of European shows from July 28 through Aug. 12 for this year.
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