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40 Tours Around The Sun

Written by Randy Patterson

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Toto
Studio: Eagle Rock
Review: November 23, 2019

Boomerocity readers know that Steve Lukather and the rest of the guys in Toto are good friends of ours and that we love the work that they do. We’ve seen them in concert four times and have interviewed Luke an unprecedented five times.
In the last interview with Luke, we talked about the fact that this last tour of theirs was, in fact, their last tour “as configured”. That news made the discussion about this new DVD, 40 Tours Around The Sun, a bit more poignant

Toto has been touring the globe over the course of 2018-2019 in celebration of the band’s 40th Anniversary. Along the way, they performed in front of well over a million fans across Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and even Indonesia. The band’s level of global critical mass reached new heights largely fueled by a rediscovery of favorites from their beloved repertoire.

The good guys at Eagle Rock have released the DVD and Blu-Ray of Toto’s 40 Tours Around The Sun this month after having previously released the digital audio and digital video as well as on a 2-CD or 3-LP set earlier this Fall. This live performance was recorded in front of a sold-out crowd exceeding 18,000 fans on March 17, 2018 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. Toto performed a wide range of songs, including hit singles, rarely performed live deep cuts, and two newly recorded tracks which appeared on their new Greatest Hits album (40 Trips Around The Sun). While the band has certainly put out several great concert DVDs, this one most certainly should also be included in every Toto fan's personal library.

In the constantly evolving industry, Toto has enjoyed a multi-generational fan base. To date, across the band’s collective repertoire has been streamed over a billion times across all streaming services. 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 hundreds of Grammy nominations.

With over 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, Toto remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are pop culture and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles remaining relevant today.