Toto and Yes Touring Together; Original Bassist David Hungate Back Following Death of Mike Porcaro
Eighties icons Toto are taking to the road with another group of classic rockers, Yes, as part of a duel tour across the United States (from Billboard).
"Promoters always want to lump together bands who made records in the late '70s and early '80s, but until now we've avoided touring with the obvious people," said Steve Lukather, guitarist for Toto. "But Yes are childhood heroes of ours, so this pairing is a dream come true. Plus, maybe we'll win over some new fans, because we've always had a prog-y edge to us."
It's been a year of ups and downs for Toto, to be sure. The last few weeks have been happy ones, as the band cracked the Billboard 200 for the first time in 25 years with its new album Toto XIV. That comes hot on the heals of sadder news, as longtime bassist Mike Porcaro—who was with the group from 1982-'08—passed away from ALS during March. Original bassist David Hungate will be back with the group for this tour.
You can check out the full list of dates below, and then indulge in the song "Africa" because, as bas as we feel for sticking a group with just one hit, that's really one hell of a hit.
08/07: Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Grand Theater
08/08: Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
08/09: Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel & Casino Event Center
08/11: Brooklyn @ Barclays Center
08/12: Baltimore @ Pier Six Pavilion
08/14: Huber Heights, OH @ Music Center at The Heights
08/15: Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
08/16: Chicago @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/18: Des Moines, IO @ Iowa State Fair Grandstand
08/19: Saint Charles, MO @ Family Arena
08/21: Biloxi, MS @ Beau Rivage Theater
08/22: Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
08/23: Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
08/25: Houston @ Cynthia Woods Pavilion
08/26: San Antonio @ Majestic Theatre
08/27: Grand Prairie, TX @Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
08/30: Littleton, CO @ Denver Botanic Gardens-Chatfield
08/31: Salt Lake City @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
09/02: Tucson, AZ @ AVA Amphitheater
09/04: Scottsdale, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort & Casino
09/05: Pala, CA @ Pala Casino Starlight Theater
09/06: Los Angeles @ The Greek Theatre
09/08: Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
09/10: Shelton, WA @ Little Creek Casino Event Center
09/11: Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Casino
09/12: Coquitlam, British Columbia @ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver