TOTO - Official Website - Band History

Due to an unfortunate illness of Mike Porcaro, TOTO started their => Falling In Between World Tour with renowned bassist and long-time friend Lee Sklar, whose accolades include Phil Collins and James Taylor. Having worked with Toto many times before, Lee was a perfect fit into the lineup and added his own inspired sound to the unforgettable Toto groove.
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The tour continued through April 2008, and the band filmed and recorded Falling In Between Live, a new live double CD and DVD. At the close of the tour, the band were joined in Japan by Joseph Williams, David Paich, and the legendary Boz Scaggs for a memorable performance. At the close of the tour, the band members announced that they were going their separate ways to pursue their own projects.

In February 2010, the band announced that long-time friend and brother Mike Porcaro was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease.) In his honor, the band will briefly reunite in Europe for a short tour, during which David Paich, Steve Lukather, and Simon Phillips will join former members Joseph Williams and Steve Porcaro, along with special guest Nathan East (bass) for a memorable two-week event to pay tribute to Mike's enduring friendship and musical legacy as "the groovemeister."

With over 30 years together and hundreds of credits and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling tour-acts in the world. Collectively and individually, the band has played on nearly every major hit record of the past quarter century, placing their distinctive stamp of excellence all over CD shelves around the world. With over 30 million records sold, TOTO is the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire musical community.


...to be continued



TOTO History
written by Petra Regemann & Steve McVey
authorized by Steve Lukather