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Manchester, UK — 19 February 2003
I have to let everyone know that I went to the Manchester Appollo concert on 19th Feb 2003 and it was absolutely Fantastic!! I am a fan of Toto but have never seen them live before and I have seen lots of other groups and bands live but Toto beat the lot! I enjoyed it so much and thought the whole group were totally talented and fantastic musicians!! Steve Lukather...well what can I say???!! WOW!
I enjoyed it so much that I went on line to HMV and ordered a Toto Greatest Hits Live DVD for me to watch over and over again.... which I have!!
I cant wait to see them again........ soon PLEASE.......!

Toto you were brilliant......... Keep Rocking!!!

The best night of my life!! This was my third Toto concert, in a row and the best. I have been listening to the band for around 11 years, thanks to my dad who introduced me to them when i was 6! The night started for me when i met my hero, Luke!! . I must appologise to him beacause i really was in a daze and cannot express how much meeting him really meant to me. I still cannot believe this happened. I must also thank him dearly for taking the time to come and see me and sign my guitar. Anyway onto the gig which was mindblowing. From the start when a croaky throated fella took to stage to introduce the band to the last note of White Sister this was an experiance never to be forgotten. The guys were on top form as usual, Dave with his awesome keyboard solo's, Mike with his cool bass lines, Simon who's solo left everyone speechless and Luke who was his usual awesome self with killer solos great humour superb keyboard skills and 'unique' dance moves! We must also not forget Tony and John who again were fantastic!
All i want to say now is THANK YOU for a superb night, and another thank you to Luke for his kindness (hopefully we may meet again someday). The only request i have is that you don't leave it another 4 years before we see you again, but i think the dvd will keep us going for a while.

Like everybody else who has contacted I felt that I had to say a big thanks to the band who played a magnificent show. Before the show we were talking old gigs and we mentioned we had seen Traffic at the apollo about 10 years ago. What a turn up when Dave broke into the intro of Glad during his solo. Loved the guitar solo from Steve with a tip of his hat to Yes. Kingdom of Desire is in my top ten albums of all time and for a second I thought my night was made when Steve launched into Never Enough my favourite Toto track of all time. Next time Steve please !!!

Anyway you are just the best and get the DVD out soon to keep us happy until the next tour. Thanks.

The evening started with my son and I meeting Luke backstage where he kindly signed my son's Musicman Luke guitar. There was a lot we wanted to ask him but we were simply 'starstruck' being in the great mans presence! We could not believe that we were meeting a Rock Icon! He was on good form, very relaxed and signed authographs and we got a photograph.
As if that was not enough the gig was simply awesome. This is my fifth Toto concert and every one just gets better. To hear all of the old favourites, some under different arrangements was truly breathtaking especially the opening along with Childs Anthem. English Eyes, one of my particular favourites was a dream come true and the togtherness of the band - words cannot describe. And then the solos. Luke on acoustic - I was mesmerised - how does he do it? He seems attached to the thing and just an absolute natural. Simons solo was amazing and Paich? What can you say.
The messing about, the interaction with the crowd just added to the enjoyment of what is without doubt the best concert I have ever seen. One thing I did not agree with was Luke' humility! Not Rockstars? He must be joking! Great Musicians - Yes - and truly great stars and masters of their craft. I am only saddened by the fact that they are not bigger in the UK. We are supposed to be great music lovers and yet only two gigs. How come the French got over a dozen? It's not fair! It is up to us fans to spread the word. Anyone who professes to love music MUST see Toto live. They are simply the best and despite all the other greats that I have had the privalige of seeing live there is no one that can touch them either individually or collectively. I cannot wait to get the DVD and how about another live album of this tour? Please come back again soon. It should be mandatory for them to perform in Manchester at least once a year!

Hey all you people that were at the Gig At Manchester Apollo, this was the 3rd time we have seen Toto here and this was the best yet, we were totally blown away. Near the end I threw my scarf on stage to Luke, I could'nt believe it when he stopped mid solo, bent down and put it on, did anyone out there get any photo's of him, my camera crashed right at the moment, i was totally gutted, i would really appreciate it, as being a lifelong fan of Toto, if someone helped.Anyway what an amazing gig, we met Luke a couple of years ago back stage at the Academy when he was playing guitar for Paul Rodgers, he really is a nice guy. P.S has anyone out there seen the Toto tribute band "Toto Recall" sounds good to have a decent tribute band out at last!!

I would just like to say a few words. I first heard a song called Rosanna on my radio in my garden back in 1982. The sun was shinning, even in Wales, I fell in love with the song, its still my favourite, I was 18 and just relaxing, from the moment I heard that song that was it, I wonder if anyone felt the same?. I went out and found the album, previous albums and well what can I say, From then on your music has been part of my life, please keep going, saw you in Manchester on 19 February 2003, Bobby so glad you were back like old times, everyone, you still look fresh and youthful, please keep going best music in the world, Thank You

Steve Lukather made quite a profound statement at their final gig in the European tour at Manchester (UK) last night. He said: "we are not rockstars, we're musicians...we're humbled by you".

The members of Toto are actually much much more than rockstars. To many people they are icons, legends in the music world possessing the talent and ability that many of us aspire to achieve, sadly only matching that talent in our wildest dreams. Sorry to pick you up on this point Luke but to most of us in the audience you always have been, you are, and you always will be legendary rockstars. It is actually the other way around and it is us, the fans, that are truly humbled to be in the presence of such talent.

What can I say about the gig last night that hasn't already been said? It can be summed in one word - 'mind-blowing'. I have been a fan of the guys for about 10 years now and last night was the icing on the cake so far on what has been an interesting musical journey.

For me personally the version of 'I won't hold you back' was awesome. It was very simple in style yet was powerful and emotional - it was a great re-work which seemed to match in with the style of the fabulous "Through The Looking Glass" Album.

'Don't Stop Me Now' was a great duet with Steve and Dave together that just oozed class. All of the solo's were stunning so let's just say left everyone mesmerized and spell-bound. I loved hearing some of the older classics too that I have never heard them play live such as 'Stop Loving You', 'English Eyes' and 'White Sister'.

They really entertained the crowd with great comic sketches, hat swapping and generally seemed to have a great time on stage - how many bands can you say entertain in this way by enjoying themselves individually as well as a team and having a laugh in front of the audience whilst still retaining musical credibility? Dave's t-shirt amused us all, "You Are The Weakest Link - Goodbye" ... if only we could say the same to most of the modern boy/girl bands who's lack of talent and ability is highlighted to a stratospheric degree when listening to Toto play live.

They had the Manchester Apollo rocking last night and put on a fabulous show that was, for me, the best Toto gig I have seen - even surpassing the excellent 'Tambu'and 'Mindfields' tours. The sound levels were great and you really could hear all the instruments individually as well as that classic 'thick' wall of sound that they are capable of producing as a band so hats off to the crew and everyone behind the scenes that put on a great show for us.

One final word for Toto on behalf of all the fans in the UK - I don't know what I or anyone who appreciates genuine talent and top quality music would do without you. We really do appreciate you taking the time and making the effort to tour in the UK and sharing with us your talent, your love and kindness. Please raise a glass with us to the next 25 years...see you soon.

The last night of Toto's European tour was a stunning performance full of passion, raw-talent and, most importantly, great music. Toto rock like no other band on the planet, and with Bobby's stunning voice, Steve's electrifying solos, and Paich's amazing sounds, they captivated the audience through this wonderful night. The atmosphere was great both off-stage and onstage, and i look forward to the next time...come back soon!

I am privileged to have seen Toto on five occasions and each time I watch them, they cease to amaze me. There ability to mix up the old classics and add such venom to them that brings the house down is truly amazing.

Forget the decrepit comments emulating from the dinosaur music journalists. You guys know your status, believe in your own amazing ability and the magnetism you portray is something as a crowd we cannot fail to notice.

I don't know of any other rock band that has been able to continue to produce the quality of music that you have over such a long period of time. Toto ,you truly are Rock 'ICONS'. Long may it continue.

Last night was 2.5 hours of pure magic. Come back soon and grace us with your presence.


Hello Boys,
I've never e-mailed a band before but felt I had to. Thank you very much for one hell of night.
Last night was the third tour in a row for me and it was superb, on the Kingdom of Desire tour my wife was pregnant and judging from how my daughter kicked she's a fan to !!!!!
I've seen lots of so called "big name" bands but what an entrance, please, please, please put a studio version of the reworked "Girl Goodbye" on the next Album.
The whole band were as superb as ever, you really looked happy. Luke, have you lost weight ????, the new wife must be looking after you !!!!!!
Bobby, you still look like a "gay hairstylist " but what a voice !!!!!!!!!!!
So many high points to mention, the only thing missing was Joseph Williams & Bobby together on one stage. The cheque for the live DVD is already written, come back to the UK very soon !!!!
Stuff MTV and the charts, what do they know !!!!!!!
Thanks again.

This was the 4th time I had had the privilege of seeing Toto in concert and somehow they always manage to supersede the previous one. From the moment the lights went down to the last chord of White Sister the evening was filled with musicianship of the highest quality, mixed with fun and humour between the band and the audience. It was obvious that they wanted to have some fun with it being the last show on their European Tour and they certainly looked like they did. I thought the album version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" was something special, but to see and hear it being played live was awesome. Steve Lukather's fingers seemed like a blur as they effortlessly moved up and down the fret board, but every note was crystal clear. The choice of song's throughout the night was brilliant, whether it was sung or a montage of snippets from other tracks. The musicianship from every member was something to behold, and if every budding musician took a leaf out of their book they wont go far wrong. Toto can really Rock!!! I've seen some brilliant concerts from some brilliant groups in my time, but these boys are definitely top of the pile. To anyone one who was at Old Trafford tonight instead of being here at the Apollo, THIS IS WHERE IT WAS HAPPENING!!!
Don't leave it too long before you grace us again with you're musical brilliance guys!!

Oh my word what a night!!I am 22 yrs of age and have seen toto 4 times now. Last nights gig was out of this world and was certainly the best concert i have ever been to. To start the evening off my cousin got his music man guitar signed by stevie and also managed to get me an autograph as well. The snippets of songs compiled together for the intro were breathtaking and reinforces my notion that toto are the best band in the world. They rocked a big fat one, especially when childs anthem kicked in!!There were so many highlights for me, paichs' solo on the keyboards was superb, especially when lukather came out and played some very moving and emotional guitar work alongside him...quality. I stood in awe as Simon played his solo on the drums, and laughed out loud when david played a guitar rift through his keyboards after stevie had hogged his instrument. 'English eyes' had so much energy especially through bobbys vocals and lukes 'out of this world' guitar riff. Mike we love you man...keep getting down to the groove with that bass! 'Home of the Brave' and 'White Sister' concluded what was a momentous night and a group who can still rock our world! At the end of the night, Luke and the band thanked the audience for such a great night and their continued support. I would just like to thank toto for all their great music over the years and a wonderful night out. You guys were stunning and here's to many more years of TOTO! Cheerz,

Well I had waited since 1999 and the Birmingham Gig. Qued in the cold British weather for nearly an 1hr and managed to get the top position at the front of the stage against the barriers. The lights go down and the time has come, FANTASTIC the boys are finally back on UK soil. The medley of tunes at the start of the gig were fantastic, the short burst of Childs Anthem making the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Steve was on great form and the acoustic solo left me wondering how one mans fingers could move so quickly and then the man shows his talents extend to the keys as well. Great to see David singing on a couple of track and replying to Steve with a guitar solo on the keyboard oh yea. Mike was so far into the groove I wondered if he realised he was in Manchester. Bobby MMmmm does the man need a microphone his voice was on top form showing that he's definatly back where he belongs. Then there's the English guy, Simon fantastic drum solo king of the double bass drum. Great to hear Home of the Brave live. Great Musicians, Great Music, Great time. Don't leave it so long next time.

I've just returned from what has to be the best Toto concert I've ever seen. Yes, this one is even better than the emotionally charged gig at the very same venue in 1992, which was Toto's first concert with Simon Phillips in the drum chair, after Jeff's untimely passing. Steve promised as this was the last night of the tour, Toto would pull out all the stops. It's safe to say he kept his promise, alright! From the dramatic opening of the re-modelled "Girl Goodbye" to the blistering climax of "White Sister", Toto had us all eating out of our hands for well over two and a half hours! Highlights for me were "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Turn Back gems "Gift With A Golden Gun", and "English Eyes", which I waited a decade to hear live! "Home of The Brave" obviously was appropriate, and extremely welcomed, and the version of "I Won't Hold You Back" was exceptional. Luke 's accoustic spot featured isome innovative and inventive playing even by his standards. Bobby during "Hold The Line" sang withouta mike, and the auidence still responded to his call outs. What a oice this man has! Simon was a monster behind his kit as always, and Tony brought a new melodic sense to "Stop Loving You". The humour was in force, expecially Dave who wore a "You Are The Weakest Link- Goodbye" T Shirt, not to mention using his stool as conga drum, during "Africa"! They even brough Susie, their caterer on stage during "hold The Line", amongst other members of their much loved road crew to join in the fun. They even threw in an improptu "Never Enough" for good measure!. What topped all this off for me, was the fact that we waited to meet the guys back stage, and I managed to speak to Luke, Dave, and Bobby, who inparticular was incredibly friendly. Thanks a million guys. Here's to next time!

What a night! I was born around the time Toto started out 25 years ago, and I must admit that my knowledge of Toto songs isn't that of most people in the audience (my favourite tracks are Rosanna, Africa, Hold The Line, & especially Child's Anthem). However, I loved all 140 minutes or so of it, and my hands still hurt from all the clapping! The talent of the guys is just outstanding and it was a real honour to sit and listen to them showing off these talents that I had only previously heard or seen on TV. The whole band are great, but Steve and Simon especially are so outstanding that it's frightening! I hope it's not too long before Toto do another tour in the UK - I'll certainly be there when they do!

London, UK — 18 February 2003
Hey guys,

What an amazing show. I'm a bass player (in Tim Price's Band who has a review on this page!), and like Tim, was totally inspired by what you guys had to offer. The only thing I wish, was that, the vocals could have been brought up a bit more in the mix for front of house. I was struggling to hear Steve L sing. On the plus side we all had Mr Phillips giving it some large. Great Mix for the Drums. At first couldn't quite figure out where the Paraddiddl, paradoo, paradad - complicated stuff, on the octobahns were coming from whilst whacking the rest of the kit. when Tim and I realised he was doing it with his feet we nearly collapsed!!!!! Mike Pocaro - as solid as ever. The Luke stole the show with some fantastic playing. A very rare legend and a pleasure to watch. If only more could be done to promote this kind of music to the masses instead of manufactured, "all about the look", bollocks. Such a shame. There are so many good bands out there who will never get the chance.

Keep up the good work, never let the critics grind you down. Like Tim says, they just don't have the talent and can only put down what they could only dream of achieving.

Hope to see you all again soon,

This was the fifth time i'd seen TOTO live and this was probably on a par with my previous fave show, that at the Astoria on the TAMBU tour. As with previous shows the musicianship could not be faulted, why oh why are you not as commercially successful as some of the other American bands god only knows. However, what stood out this time over the other times I've seen TOTO, was the humour and the fact that you really were glad to be in the UK and appreciated by us, the fans.

I could try to criticise you for not playing certain tracks, but hey, with a repertoire so vast and brilliant as yours, then to please us all you'd have to play for 4-5 hours. A great show and look forward to some Summer dates when you return to Europe. How about playing the Trowbridge Festival where ASIA were so brilliant last year.


The first thing I have to say is wow and what a fantastic show! This is the 3rd time I have seen toto in concert (1997-tambu tour, 1999-Livefields tour). This I think is the best. I waited an hour to get in and then when I finally did I was just behind one person and then there was the stage. My dad who went with me had seen them 3 times before (all of above and Isolation tour-1985). Also my godfather who had never seen them before. The show was amazing! It was loud and great. The sound was superb apart from the fact that I was so far forward that I couldn't hear the vocals as much as I would like but still the same I was only 2 meters from Steve and bobby and mike so very small price to pay. I'm so glad they played the old stuff and Tony's stop loving you was good. Steve was truly magnificent and during the show came so close I could touch his guitar. I always thought he was damn good but now I've seen how fast he really is! Mike was doing his thing on the bass and I really enjoyed watching him play. He is so smooth and technical. Simon Philips is my idol. I would love to play like him. His is super technical and is so cool to watch. He like does drum rolls with the bass drums and hits the cymbals underneath and he is just the best! I was in awe watching his solo! David "Godfather" Paich is still the keyboard player. He was really amazing to watch and his "spear britney" shirt was particularly amusing. The whole band sort of jammed together which they hadn't done before and really amazed me to no end to see these top musicians just jam and have fun. I lost my voice and my ears had an echo still the next morning but I didn't care because this concert was just too good. I hope to see them again in this mood. In my mind I still think wow what a concert and that I was so lucky to see them in concert.

I would like to thank you for a great evening on Tuesday (18 February) night at the Sheperd's Bush Empire in London. What can you say about the bands performance that hasn't already been mentioned before in other reviews on this site except they are all exceptional musicians and entertainers. I was able to bring my 15 year old daughter along and she thought you guys were great especially Simons drum solo, also Africa, Rosanna and Hold the Line, there is a whole new following out there for you guys! Good Luck and Peace to you all, I want to see you again in the UK very soon.

Best regards

I was only 1 when toto brought their first album out and this was the frst time i'd seen them live. What a show! We'd travelled over 2hours to see them and it was certainly worth it. Rosanna, I wont hold you back, Childs anthem, My guitar gently weeps, Stop loving you, Home of the Brave, i could go on and on, they were awesome! What was really obvious was how much the band seemed to enjoy playing-and I certainly enjoyed seeing them. Please come back real soon!By the way Luke, you're a living legend! Greatest guitarist in the world by far!

A big hello to fellow toto fans around the world. i'm originally from hong kong and will now be based in the our london offices for the next two and a half years or so. the highlight of my stay here in london so far would have to be the toto concert the night before last. i've been a long time fan of the band and was naturally expecting something brilliant, and the result was still way beyond my expectations. the setlist was excellent with many hits from the first few albums all the way to their latest cd. the boys were in top form, in particular, simon was quite mind-boggling. steve was amazing as usual, and bobby sounded better than ever before. his voice seems to be becoming stronger with age and was hitting all the high notes with relative ease. he is definitely the "voice" of toto.

I should also point out that their latest cd "through the looking glass" has just been released here in the uk, so those of you who enjoyed the concert, do make sure you go out and grab a copy soon. i was fortunate enough to have a copy in my hands shortly after it's release in hong kong back in october 2002 and I have to thank my brother, mark, for sending it over to me. and of course he is also a long time toto fan and he's extremely jealous that i just got to see them live. heard that the digitally remastered "love songs" collection from sony is just out in hong kong.

looking forward to getting their dvd which was just recorded at the beginning of the week in the netherlands (will it be code free by any chance ?) and seeing toto again in london real soon. it would be equally great to see toto in hong kong on their next asian tour, i assure you that there are many many huge toto fans there as well.

all the best,

I just want to say how fantastic ToTo were on Tuesday Night in London. The set was totally different to the last time I saw them on the Livefields tour and was exceptional. They get better everytime they play. Luke was fantastic, witty, and showed he still loves playing for the fans even after all this time. Bobby's vocals oozed supremacy and showed why he is so important to this amazing band. Mike kept it all together fantastically. Simon was amazing and how he did that drum solo I'll never know but to me he is the worlds best drummer. DP was fantastic and the vibe that was coming from his keys really kept the show alive. It was so funny when Luke was playing keyboards and Dave was just standing there. Guys, it was the day before my 25th birthday when I went to London. So to you I say Happy Anniversary and hope that you come back very soon.

Get up at 05.00, 3 hours by bus from Cagliari (south Sardinia - Italy) to Alghero airport (north Sardinia - Italy), 2 1/2 hours of fligth from Alghero to London Stansted airport, 1 hour of bus from airport to London City....45 minutes on the underground to arrive at my accomodation...."just" to see you!! It was my 1st Toto concert....and will be unforgetable!!! I hope to see you soon guys... thank you....i hope to see you for others 25 years!!!What else to say.....?? Nothing!!

Congratulations Toto for rocking London on Tuesday night. I took my girlfriend to see the concert as a Christmas present, and needless to say she loved it.I am a drummer and was glued to Simon all night and have to say that was the best drum solo I have seen In a long time. That thing with the octobans was amazing. It has really inspired me to practice my soloing! I thought the whole band sounded great and really enjoyed Steve's solo and fantastic sense of humour! 'Child's Anthem' sounded better than ever.Thanks a lot guys for inspiring me so much over the years. You are definitely not has-beens. You rock like Vikings!What do music critics know anyway? They only criticise because they haven't got the talent to do it themselves. All the best,

I could die happy now. I have just spent over 2 hours watching my idle Steve Lukather doing what he does best, producing the best guitar riffs and solos. It's been over 20 years since I last saw Toto, my only regret is that I've left it that long. They say good things come to them that wait. Good? Last night was absolutely brilliant! The way the band just blended one song into another and the range of songs too, they certainly covered at least one song from each of their albums. And it was not only the audience having a great time, you could see that all the members of the band were just thoroughly enjoying themselves. Highlights? Steve's acoustic solo which included Pinball Wizard (The Who) and Close to the Edge/Roundabout (Yes) and Afraid of Love....Fantastic!

After freezing our nuts off outside for 2 hours, this gig was sure worth the icicles that had formed from our noses! We were centre-stage at the very front and felt IN the show, not at it!! One Toto classic followed the other, the boys really rocked tonight and seemed really humbled by the loyal turnout of the night which Luke pointed out on more than one ocassion. At one point in the show Steve came right down to the barrier and I thought, "man, can he be any closer"?!! Yep, was the answer as Luke leant back over the barrier and rested his self on the shoulders of me and my partner in crime for the evening!!! Thanks again Toto for making last night one of the most enjoyable evenings of my life...Long may the Toto Legend reign (despite media critics opinion!!)

'Fantastic' seems to be the general consensus... and they are right! As so much has been written about the band and the songs - inspiring as ever - I wanted to say how muchI enjoyed Steve's 'chats' with the crowd; some nice insights into the business including how not to give away 90% of your royalties when sampling a Toto song!Thanks guys for a memorable night... also nice to hear your appreciation of our support.

Fantastic show!! 25 years on and Toto are still going strong. It was great to see the place packed out for the gig. This is only the second time I have seen Toto, the last time was at Selinas in Sydney over 10 years ago where they played the house down. They remain the best live rock act I've ever seen. Highlights...there were many but thought that they saved the best till last with Home of the Brave and White Sister, with Luke's guitar work spine tingling. I look forward to the next opportunity I get to see Toto, hopefully in Australia again in the not too distant future.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to the band for a great concert. The time just flew by and 2 encores.
It was a shame they didn't video this performance, everyone was having such fun.
Steve's piano playing was great, sorry David. But what a great groove the band had from Simon's drumming, Mike's wonderous bass playing, David's greatness on the keyboards, Steve's ripping solos , Bobby's superb vocals, even JJ and Tony were excellent. What a great vibe as well at the Empire.
Look forward to seeing you guys again in London.

Gentlemen - congratulations!18th February 2003 was an excellent day. I had a big new business win at work and then spent the evening (with my brother riding shotgun) drinking gassy lager and watching Toto reclaim their status as supreme live entertainers! Toto are like Sugar Ray Leonard - on their best form, they'll beat anyone. Well done, guys!The final chords of "White Sister" only crunched 8 hours ago but my ears are still buzzing. The old Shepherd's Bush Empire was crammed to the rafters (and we were seated in the rafters!) to enjoy a veritable feast of Toto classics. Who could not appreciate montage sections where slugs of "99", "Child's Anthem", "English Eyes", "Lion" and "Till the End" danced together in such seamless fashion? What a back catalogue! Quite frankly, other bands should be covering Toto's songs, not the other way round. I saw Steely Dan, they of the huge live reputation, a couple of years ago and they numbed my bum with their tedium. Nope - "Georgy Porgy" beats "Bodhisattva" any day of the week.Best bits - as always - were those stripped down, hook laden crowd pleasers from "The Seventh One", namely "Stop Loving You" and "Home of the Brave". With the former, Steve Lukather uncorked an almightily classy piece of guitar class to close the song. Brilliant!To paraphrase Mr Lukather, anybody who writes off Toto, "**** 'em!"With kind regards

Amsterdam, Netherlands — 17 February 2003
Wow, this was my first ever concert of Toto! There are no words I can think of to describe this magnificent concert! And I am one lucky son of a bitch to have experienced this magical moment, 'cause the Heineken Music Hall was sold out!!! My favourite songs were the classic hits AFRICA, STOP LOVING YOU and ROSANNA. Beautiful (not a song name, but just a one-word summary of what it sounded like). Just one last thing: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE put a DTS-track on the dvd, 'cause that's what your music deserves!

Bobby: the voice of modern rock 'n roll

Simon: number one drummer boy

Mike: the beast of bass

David: godfather of the keys

Steve: the electric Mariachi

Tony: the one that we can't stop loving

John: first-class second voice

While your guitar gently weeps on, I wish you peace and luck for the future. God speed.

Hi Guys,

What a great performance in Amsterdam. This was my 4th Toto concert and has the best acoustic. Great to find out that this concert was recorded for the DVD. Buy this one. Bobby what a super voice you have, man. Simon what a solo, in one word Super. One minor point was Africa, that song I'v heard this one better on the other concerts. Please for the DVD show us al the solo's. Thank you for the great evening.

I hope you will come back soon guys,

hey there, toto fans all over the world 17 february 2003 i went to the toto concert in the heineken musichall in amsterdam, holland man, what can i say, what a perfect evening it was, the band played so well, it"s amazing to see those guys on stage, this was my 6th toto concert, and they are still growing, the whole show is filmed for a dvd, with 7 camera 's !!!!, so i can everybody tell, this will be a perfect dvd, who everybody absolutely want to have, the release will be at the end of this year, i can hardly wait to get one, because the show was perfect, the sound was fantastic, because this location is the best in europe,all i want to say at last, guys, you were amazing, hope to see you soon in holland again, all the best to you , AND HOLD THE LINE

Yesterday, I went with my girlfriend to the Toto Concert in the Heineken Music Hall. And I'll tell you... It was awesome. Men, It's been so long ago since I had a concert like this. These Guys still are the best. I couldn't believe the way Steve Lukather played his guitar. He has such a feeling with the music, unbelieveble. But I can't forget Mike Porcaro, with his great bass-guitar solo's, David Paich on his keyboard, and Simon Phillips on the drums. Especially thanks to Bobby Kimball. He's still rollin'. Thank you all guys for the great concert. I love the new song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from your new album. Keep on Going. We 're looking forward to your next tour.

By The way, Simon, say hi to Bob & Jeannine Sahagen, 188 Rumford Rd. We were there last november. I think you get it.

Keep on going guys,

This was my second TOTO-concert and they were totally awesome! They were playing at the Heineken Music Hall, which is wellknown to have the best aqoustic. Wow, what a great sound!!! And what a great perfomance! They are getting better and better! We were almost standing at the front row with Luke in front of us.
We enjoyed every minute of the concert. This was the best concert ever, and now the morning after I still cannot keep my mind off the concert.

They started off with a new version of GOODBYE GIRL and played al lot of the favourites like AFRICA, CAN'T' STOP LOVING YOU, HOME OF THE BRAVE, WHITE SISTER and some tracks of the new album, including COULD YOU BE LOVED, CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU and my favourite WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. Unbelievable how Luke was playing, his guitars really weeps!! He also gave a beautiful solo at a spanish guitar. Luke you're the best!

Thank you, Steve, David, Bobby, Mike, Simon, Tony, John and all the other people behind the scenes, you have made this evening to a great succes!!!
And the most wonderful of all is, that last night the concert was recorded for a DVD, that will be released at the end of this year! I can't hardly wait till it's available. Well guys, the next time you'll come to Holland, we will be there!!

This is a simple review of the best Toto show I've ever seen!! I was in Metz, France at the beginning of the month but imust say they were musically better last night.
I knew they would be filming last night (and that'why we came from France), I also knew they wouldn't joke like they did in Metz. As a singer in a rock band, I have to say Bobby was at his best, really strong voice, running and dancing here and there on stage, great! I can't say more that has already been said by the other reviews. Well, just one thing, last night after the show, wa had the luck to meet the band before leaving with the bus. It was the moment I' ve expected since ten years supporting these guys and I had to drive 1000 miles from home to fulfill my dream....It was really worth it!!!
So see you soon somewhere on the road and thank you.

ps: At last, I'd like to thank the people of the Netherlands cause they're so nice and I'll tell them "you know what rocking means!!"

Hey guys! Yesterday was a great show. I'm 18 and became a fan when I was fourteen. I missed the 1999 Tour, because I didn't know the band. Every year I was hoping to see you guys live on stage and finally my dream came true!!!!
I was standing in front row on BosPop in July, I was standing in front row in Amsterdam on 18 November and yesterday I made it again!!! FRONT ROW!!!!!!!!!!!! It took us a long time to travel to Amsterdam, so I took a day off!! No school for me that day, hahaha!! When we got there, the place was full of people. Waiting in the freezing cold till 06.30pm! As soon as the doors got open, I ran as fast as I could, many others with me. Everybody was pushing and pulling to get in. I'm not very tall, so I had to make front row (or else I wouldn't see a thing). Well, I'm glad I took a day off!! You guys don't only play great music, but the show is also fantastic!!!! Nobody wants to miss that! Guys, all of you were great. I really enjoyed the show and the beautiful solo's!! I'm a musician myself. I used to sit behind my piano in a coverband and play songs like Hold The Line, Tale Of a Man, Child's Anthem, Jake To The Bone.... Now I play bass in another coverband (playing On The Run and Party In Simon's Pants). Toto learned me so much and I'm still learning!! You guys know what music is about and know how to bring it to your fans. More people should learn. I can't wait to buy the DVD and play along with you guys (just pretending I'm with you, , hahaha!). Please come back soon!
David Paich, I'm your biggest fan!!!!!! Toto Rulezzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!

WOW! What can I say? My ears and throat are done with... The music became a part of my body. I want to thank Toto, you're the very best! You guys made me feel... well, I haven't got any words for it! This was without a doubt the best day of my life. My boyfriend was very glad afterwards that I persuaded him to wait for four hours, although it was *very* cold outside. But because we were so early, we were on the first row! I was right in front of my big hero, Luke, and he looked at me all the time! It was so fantastic! This was only my second concert, I'm 15 years old, but I wish I was born 25 years earlier... Keep on rockin' guys! Love you...

heey guys last night was my first concert of toto and i thought it was awesome you guys are better live than on an studio album. Ive only been fan for about 4 years but hey im only 15 so. Wel anyway thanks for the wonderful night and im looking forward to the DVD.


To discribe this concert there's only one word needed: AWESOME! C ya next time! With love,

"The best party-drug in Amsterdam" Amsterdam is "famous" for it's drugs, but last night the gig was the best party-drug you could ever get in Amsterdam!!! What can I say what hasn't been written here on this site? Outside the temperature was below 0 degrees, but inside the Heineken Music Hall it was hot. The band was really incredible, and the audience went crazy from the beginning, everybody was sceaming, singing and dancing. What a good choice to record the DVD here, it will be a great one.Toto played with much energy and even more important, they had a lot of fun on stage. Luke's solo was an example of his technique and improvisation, Simon can play the drums in front of his drumkit, Mike grooved from the bottom of his soul with a great bass solo at the end of Africa, and David had much fun and played good as always, he was slamming on his keyboard during English Eyes. They don't have any airplay on the radio and tv, they don't have hitsingles but the concerts are attracting a lot of people, the gig yesterday was sold out again (about 6,000 people), as it was in November last year. To me this says enough, this band is incredible and after 25 years still rocking. To all the critics and people who write negative about Toto, you think you know a lot of music, but you really don't. As Luke sayed yesterday, they play for the fans and friends, so keep on going making music, and come back for the real music-lovers.

Hello Guys,

I've been there again in Amsterdam, like you too ! This amazing show is promising to make a great DVD. I'm looking forward to the release.

Just another sold out show, like we've seen before in the 25 years of the best musicians band I know. Fu..A ! J

It was an honor to have been there again. Keep on rocking..

with big compliments and happy anniversary and good health to you and your family,

How do they do it ??? Keeping the public happy every single time they come out to play ? We are not worthy guys ... you are THE best !!
Yesterday in Amsterdam proved it. Us Dutchies are very proud that the band choose Holland to record their DVD and we tried to make be the best audience ever !!
I made sure to have front row "seats" to see the band play their hearts out (waiting in line freezing my ass off did not matter). The best word to describe the concert: They had FUN full stop !! Fun with the audience, fun amongst themselves, FUN FUN FUN !! And it showed. I gotta mention David (the Godfather) as I have never seen him as bright and shiney as in this show - he was funny, had some great dancemoves that had us laughing for minutes and interacted with the crowd constantly. Simon did a fantastic drum solo again (does he really only have two hands ?), Mike had his grooving moment in Africa, Tony was great in Stop Loving You, Bobby sang his heart out and hit notes I have never heard him hit (excellent) and - Mr. Entertainment himself - Luke give his heart to us yet again in all the guitar solos he did (which were loads and minutes long), the man is and always will be a Guitar God and can still start a very succesfull career as stand up comedian :-) The playlist did not change from the last shows, but who cares when you have waited years to hear oldies but goldies like Waiting For Your Love, Afraid Of Love, Don't Stop Me Now and Gift With A Golden Gun !
So ... absolute fabulous show guys and I cannot wait to see the DVD and relive it all again !!

Hello everybody!!! We (sanne en maryse) are both 16th years old, almost the youngest fans! (haha our english is not very well!!!)The concert was very GOODDD!!!! special!! We were standing in the first range!!! YES!! ->Sanne got the towl of MIKE! yoehoe!! the smell of it..oeehhhh,...I LOVE MIKE!! he's very cute and he smiled at me and i so did I!!!! ->When we saw DAVID PAICH, he looks like a very famous dutch singer, andre hazes!! haha... DAVID is really cool!! His solo was veeeerrrry beautiful, unbelieveble....->SIMON PHILIPS has really cool shoes, allstars!!! the solo he gave.....I have no words for it!->STEVE LUKATHER, his solo was veeeerrryyyy beautiful too!!!! The things he played were exactly the same of the cd!!! cool!!->BOBBY KIMBALL->the way he dance was very cool!! his voice.....beautiful!!! the most special part of the event was the moment he sang without a microphone..->TONY beautiful hair!!! hahah...... you do'nt have to be so ..... because you are very cute too!!THE CONCERT...... I HAVE NO WORDS FOR IT!! MIKE.... a kiss of sanne, I hope you remind me, I REMIND YOU!!!! Greetings and a lot of kisses from

Big hello from AMSTERDAM.

Yesterday (feb 17 2003) at the Heineken Music Hall they played the stars from heaven.
I've been a fan from the beginning, and until now this concert was the f...... greatest!!
Steve, Mike, David, Simon, Bobby and Tony played at their best.
The concert was into the groove because of the perfect restyled old songs.

And everywhere camera's because of the DVD they where filming. I hope the DVD comes out very soon, so we can feel the vibe again. Thanx guys and god bless Jeffrey Porcaro and George Harrison.

And also great for dedicating "Home Of The Brave" to stop the war!!!

Oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!! The only words I can speak at the moment are: "TOTO, TOTO and TOTO!" They really rocked the roof of the Heineken Music Hall in Amterdam!Everybody was singing allong, screaming and having fun.Including myself, because there is almost nothing left of my voice! Me and my lovely girlfriend were standing right in front and we could see that TOTO enjoyed playing tonight! Ohhh, I love these guys, they must be supernatural!!!!!! Toto you'll be in my heart and the rest of my body forever! And the best part is they filmed the entire show for an upcomming live-DVD. I can"t wait to have that DVD in my hands!!! And believe me you want to have it also!!!!!!!!!! Thank you TOTO for this amazing evening. It really is unforgetable! Lots of love for all of you,

Hey there!

This was the very best kick-ass gig I ever went to! TOTO really kicked royal ass! They came back to Amsterdam, to the Heineken Music Hall, known for its great acoustics, to record their DVD. TOTO picked the Netherlands for their DVD recordings because of the purity of the support in the country. Knowing that TOTO isn´t in the hitparades anymore and that they aren´t getting a lot of commercial support, but still that their gigs are pretty much always sold out here: that´s what they love about our country and why they keep coming back.

Needless to say that there were a lot of cameras on above and around the stage. Personally I didn´t care ´cause I´m 6 ´3 ft and I was standing in one of the front rows so my view on the stage was pretty good. Being a musician myself I must say that these people really really know what music means. I still have sooo much to learn! The level of collective performance is unequaled. The timing and feel of those people is so incredibly good!

They played a wide variety of all the songs they ever recorded / performed. Besides some golden oldies from the first albums they also played some songs of the Through the Loooking Glass album. Still my favorite song is Rosanna, if I´d really had to chose one.

For everyone who is considering to go and buy that DVD: please do. It will be a must for every musician and every person that just loves good music. A real classic before it even appears!


being left in pure amazement and admiration,

A short but clear review of the Feb 17th 2003 Toto concert in Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam:

This was absolutely the BEST concert I have heard in the past few years of ANY band. I am looking forward to the DVD.

Best Regards,

Hi guys, you couldn't have picked a better place and a better time for a DVD recording. Yesterday's show was nearing absolute perfection, without being clinical. It was even better than the previous show in Amsterdam last November. Special hats off for Bobby this time, his singing was very convincing and crystal clear. It caused him a hoarse throat after the show.... Looking very much forward to the DVD. And eehhh.... please do not cut the drumsolo :-)

Great expectations, partly fullfilled.
Supurb sound at Heineken Hall, Amsterdam.
Cause of the name of the tour, I'dd expected more songs from the latest album, pitty, only 3 and a half!
Again problems in the low-bass department, aspacially when the octivider was tried out.
After 25 years beiing a fan and having all the records (even Dune, David Roberts and Boz Scags), having seen more than 10 concerts, this was one of the best and even the best livesound TOTO ever produced.

I wonder when the DVD is due?


Even though I've been a fan for many years this was my first Toto concert. And what a concert it was! It is no coincidence the band picked this venue to record their 25th anniversary DVD. The first thing that impressed me was the sound! Awesome! It was to be short the best sounding rock concert I've ever visited. And I can tell you that both as a musician and as a part of the audience I've been to a lot. Second. The superbe musicianship. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the most proficient rock band in the world. Third. Great songs. It felt so good to hear those familiar songs in a supercharged live version. Standing next to the house mixer we were right beneath the audience mike's. I'm sure some of our 'backing vocals' made it to the tape! We couldn't help but sing along. In short we had a great time, my friends and I. And that what it was all about, Steve L. said on more than one occasion. I do have some comments, though. There were some minor screw ups. I doubt that 'Africa' will make it to the DVD without a major bass guitar overhaul. An octivider, was it? It did not sound too cool, but it was only for a moment. Some of Bobby's vocals will definitely need to be repolished in a studio, allthough he did a very good job. The house mixer missed a very important cue on a keyboard break. I'm not sure what song that was, Rosanna I think. And finally, Steve's 'speed and muscle' type playing. First off, I think he's fantastic. An incredible guitar player who just happens to 'sneak in' a very adequate piano solo and of course he's a very gifted singer and composer. But with all that talent I feel he doesn't need to do all that "I'll impress the hell out of you' guitar playing. Unless he really likes it, I guess. And I suppose that's the case. But personally I go for a more communicative way of playing. All in all it was a great concert, one to be remembered, and that won't be hard. All I've gotta do is buy the DVD!

WOOH, I think that's the only thing I can say about the TOTO show of last night.
It sounded even better than last fall when I also saw them in Amsterdam, I wonder how many bands get better every time U see them but I guess TOTO is one of the happy few.
It was really amazing how sharp the boys were playing specially Luke, Simon and Mike (every time during Simon's great performances I'm looking if there's somebody else also playing the drums).
Fortunately for all the TOTO there will be a DVD made of last night's concert and I can assure U that U will be as astonished as I was when I saw this best gig so far.

Thank U guys, I'm already looking forward to next time.

You guys were WONDERFUL!!! GREAT!! AWESOME!! Yesterday me and my girlfriend went to the Heineken Music Halll for the ToTo concert. YOU GUYS ROCKED AMSTERDAM!!! And we were very pleasantly surprised by the fact that you were shooting everything on camera for a DVD! Can't wait till that comes out. TOTO ROCKS! Thanks for an unforgettable evening!!

Last time I went to TOTO, that was last year, in February. That was a very great show.

But yesterday, it was AMAZING MAN!!!!!! And yes, we finally (Elly, a.k.a Tiny E and me) stood in the front row.I loved it when they played English Eyes & Gift with a golden gun and Child's Anthem and Goodbye Elenore and.... Oh, what the hell, I loved every song they played!! And all the solo-parts the guys played were.... AMAZING!!!!!

I just want to say that I'm very happy tobe a fan ofa great, no,A VERY AMAZING BAND!!!!

Zwolle, Netherlands — 15 February 2003
Hi Toto!

I went to your concert together with my brother in Zwolle (The Netherlands) early this year. Waited afterwards by the wrong bus (crewbus) but hey, it was only below 10 degrees Celcius so we kept busy jumpin' around to stay warm! I lost allmost 10 kilo's of weight... It was all worth for! What a great show you guys STILL bring together.

Saw your show for the first time back in the 80's for the Fahrenheit album with Jeff Porcaro (Together with Carlos Vega he was the best groovy, soulfull and passioned allround (ghost-notes)drummer ever) in Ahoy Rotterdam. After the dead of Jeff (I can imagine the pain for Mike en Steve of losing him because I know what true brotherhood and love means...) I thought Toto was finished... There could never be another drummer like Jeff. And there he was...Never heard of the "not tall"- man...My God, what a great drummer. Simon, you take Toto across borders they've never been before! Jollygood Chap! There's only one thing... Charlie Watts called me saying he was a bit dissapointed that you copycat him in a little Stones intermezzo during your Toto-concert. He ensured me that he never had and never will copycat you during his new tour.

Mike, I hoped that all the bassplayers I play or played with could hear your performance. You're the most realiable, steady, rockin', not ever-false-notes playing- bassguitarist I ever heard. I'm still looking for that kind of bassplayer. Ehmmm ...Mike... Could I borrow you from Toto? For just let's say ehm... about... the next 25 years?

Bobby Kimball impressed me also. Are there any b*lls left in your legging to squeeze for the high notes? Wow! What a voice! The one and only leadsinger of Toto!!! (Offcourse together with Steve and David) Why the hell did you ever left home and gave your chow to some straycats? (J.-.M. B., I'm still pissed that you're on my DVD "Live at the Zenith" but the funpart is that you're voice appears only a few times; on one hand counted. And with the other hand I can Fast Forward it. Even your appearance. It's a pitty...The man can't even playback himself......) Welcome back Bobby!!!!

Steve, what can I say, I'm sure my mum didn't name me after you (but after McQueen) but I'm proud to wear the same name as the second legend on guitar. As you always say, Jimmy was no. 1, but you are definetly the living legend no. 2. ! Your partner back home must be very happy with your quick fingers! (I mean; I esume you type your letters or e-mails to your home just as quick as your solo's ;-) ) Same for you, if you're searching for a nice band to play with... call me at any time...Our reportoir contain some evergreens like: ninetyninetynine, Jack and the bonestack, Dave's goin' diving etc...I'm sure you'll pass the audition.

David... Last but not least... I still practice and practice on your solo's, even timestretching/shifting doesn't give me the answer to all of the notes you've played. Especialy a part of the end-solo in Georgy Peorgy (Live at the Zenith; you know, with the guy who can't playback himself?) you'd played. I begin to wonder if YOU know what the notes were you've played during live solo's? And by the time I can play your solo so so, you come with some new amazing stuff! And your hands... How the hell could these big claws move so fast over the keys? My neighbour is moving out.. maybe you can become my new neighbour, so I can take some lessons? I even made the owner of my local music store happy when I showed a picture of your equipment, saying I want to buy that. So... I'm ready!!!

Toto, I hope we meet someday person to person, especially David. (So I can wake him that his keyboardstand isn't a keyboardstand but a the roadie (or expell him to a land like Gibraltar) who switched your stand with Simon's) Continue this piece of history in popmusic so I can pass your music to my children. I'll support and sponsor you by buying your albums / dvd's, okay?


Hi, guys! I just read the reviews from my fellow Toto-worshippers about the Zwolle concert. I have to agree that the concert was really awesome (apart from the acoustics sometimes) but this time I missed my all time favourite "I'll be over you". The last time I heard it live was in Groningen and I had to use two handkerchiefs to wipe my tears then !! I hope that you'll choose Groningen again the next time you tour in Holland! Furthermore I'd like to compliment you with your new singer/guitarplayer Tony; he' s a real asset to your band! His voice has the high pitch I remember Joseph had and he really complements Dave's, Bobby's and Steve's voices. Apart from that he has great legs! Love you all, especially Mike !

My first time ever TOTO concert. And that in my home town !! Together with my father (who is a TOTO fan for a long time) and my brother in law I got in line to get in. What a wall of sound these guys produce !! Sometimes not that great due to the bad acoustics of the IJsselhallen. I mist most of Steve's acoustic solo (L) But besides that they blew me away with their excellent performance, man that Steve can play his guitar. I had a great time. The 3-cd greatest hits won't come out off the cd-player for a long time. Thanx Steve, Bobby, Dave, Simon, Mike and Tony

This was my first concert of toto. It was all that I expected and more.....MUCH MORE!!!!!! It all sounded perfect and they played all the songs I'd hoped for. It started with a part of Childs Anthem within the intro, and they just kept on going. There were no flaws what so ever. I'm still in ecstasy. Simon, Steve, David, Mike, Bobby and Tony, you guys are the best musicians I've ever seen. Keep it up, and I can't wait until you guys return with a new album and a new tour!!!!

In a few words:

TOTO-ally out of this world, so good, funky, pure rock etc.etc. You all played fabulous last night in Zwolle.

Thanks for a really great concert David, Steve, Mike, Simon, Bobby and other crewmembers.

Your great musical talent brings goosebumps to my skin whenever I hear great songs like: Gently wheeps my guitar and I won´t hold you back.

I´m a fan from the very start of your career and saw you play for many times in Holland and Germany and hope you will continue to do so for many years to come.

Hope to see and hear your new DVD soon, which you will record in Amsterdam I believe.


My first concert ever to Toto. I don't think it gets any better. I'm listening to Toto since I was a teenager. Always enjoyed their music very much. Till a friend askes me to come with her to the concert. No doubt; Yes, I'll come!! I never thought they would play so extremely well live. I had a great view to the stage and could see the expressions on the guys faces. I could see that they were playing with their heart and soul. While listening to every note they played and sang, as loud as it gets, I got the shivers. So very well played. Rocking like I never heard before. Simons solo let the air in my lungs vibrate and Steve almost let me weep. Bobby was singing like it wasn't from earth, unbelievable. But now I heard it with my own ears. David was also wonderful at the keyboard, a real performer! Mike was in his own world, playing the stars falling out of the sky. Love it, love it!!! Guys, thank you for a wonderful unforgettable evening. And next time you'll come to The Netherlands, I'll be there! I can't stop loving you!

What a great concert! Unfortunately, the tickets for 17 february are sold out. Otherwise, I was there to. Thank you Steve, for the plectrum. My nephew (8 years old) was infront of the stage and he's got it under his pillow now ! Love,

Last year November we went to see Toto in Oberhausen and we hoped to see them again really soon. It was a (very pleasant) surprise to find out that they would come to our hometown. So, yesterday we took our bicycle and went to our 5th Toto concert ever. Showing up early payed off, because we had front row places. What a great view we had!We thought the band would never get better than what we saw in November. Boy, were we wrong! What we saw last night was 1000 times better. The guys were really having fun on stage and so was everyone else who was there (Steve blamed it on his silly shirt). All our favorite songs were played and the fans were singing along and screeming their lungs out. I'm sure there were a lot of people who had sore throats at the end of the evening (at least we did).So, once again, Steve, Mike, Simon, Dave, Bobby, Tony and the audience, thank you, thank you, thank you very much for an unforgettable evening. And like we said before, hopefully we will see you again soon. Keep on rocking, you guys are the best!!!

This was the second time to see them play on this tour. The first time it was in november in Amsterdam. One word, rock. November was good but now it was even better. The show rocked from the first note they played till the lights went on. They were on a roll. Bobby was giving one off his best performences. And then the solo by Mike, funky!! And what can i say about Steve, well, he played his guitar like he was playing a woman. Rock and roll all over the world. Off course with David it was fun all over the place. And the solo by Simon, it was like a wake up call for mother earth. So I can really say they where playing like they where knocking on heavens door. It was one off the best concerts i've seen by Toto, and i can't wait to see them again on monday in Amsterdam.So keep the music and the fun allive.

Hi, At the 15th of february, it was the third time for me to visit a Toto Concert. This time was special. The band, especially Steve, was in a "silly mood". During the whole concert Dave and Steve were making jokes, for example; Steve once referred to Dave's penis. The show seems to be shorter than the previous one I visited, the one in Amsterdam in november 2002. The guys were looking tired, allthough they gave the full 110%. Steve's voice wasn't co-operative sometimes and Bobby had to take some rest during some songs.The venue in Zwolle wasn't the best acoustical hall Toto ever played (Amsterdam was better). The setlist hasn't changed since the gig in Amsterdam but the played a part of a Rolling Stones song "miss you", very cool. Steve's solo was very cool and Simon found a new way to play the drums, not behind the drums, no he played the bassdrums in front of the drumset, very cool.Guys, keep up the good work, you're the best!

Fürth, Germany — 14 February 2003
Hi you all,
TOTO rocks Fürth! The show was more than brilliant, they're always getting better. This was my 3rd show on TTLG Tour and it still gives me a shiver to see and hear them. I wonder if Simon is the man with the two brains, four arms and four legs, incredible. And now my man on the guitar - Luke. Awesome, perfect and so charming.
God bless you and thanks for this birthday party!
Good rockin' Amsterdam!

Erfurt, Germany — 13 February 2003
Toto was playing in Erfurt on Thursday and it was my first concert ever. WOW. 5 guys were able to animate a whole hall. The monster on the guitar, Luke, was plaing a GREAT solo on his Ovation. Are you sure he has just 5 fingers on each hand? And Simon just amazing at his solo spot. I'm so happy, I'm not eleptic, because of the lights flashing sevral times a second. Not to forget the other members: Bobby did his job well, like Mike and David. And I was very surprised of Tony Spinner. His interpretation of "Stop loving you" was fascinating and very well done. But the most fascinating thing was that all members of Toto were having fun, even after having played for half a year and that they played different songs than the last time in Hamburg last year, my father said. So keep on making music and especially having fun. C U the next time you're on tour.

What a great concert. I'm still like in trance - havin' all this wonderful songs in my ears. It was my seventh TOTO concert since 1986 and theseyou guys are getting better and better. I was blown away.

Last time I saw TOTO on Oct 31, 2002 at Frankfurt, the beginning of the 2002/2003 25th anniversary tour. We had a great time but as my brother has to use a wheelchair we had so stay at the very left side of the hall and we saw only half of the stage. So this time my 2nd brother and me came in to be right in front of you guys.

As we arrived at the "Thueringen Halle" at 6.30pm we realized some sound-check tunes out of the building. We could enter a side entrance and a more than friendly security guy (thanks again man) allowed us to listen until the check was finished. Back from 1974 until the late 80ies my 2 brothers and me also used to play in a local band. Since those days TOTO where our favourite musicians and so everybody may understand that we had the opportunity to watch and listen parts of the sound-check will remain unique and unforgettable moments.

The following show we spent right in front of Luke. What shall I say: 2 ½ most exciting hours of powerful TOTO classics changed with dramatic solos (Simon we thought you would bring your Mannheim birthday present with you), a medley with "Childs anthem" ,"English eyes" ...and very silent and soft passages where only Dave and Luke played some tunes of the Dune-Stuff. Mike grooved again at his best. Bobby (where did he get these pants?) shouted out his soul... Dave was "The snuggness" in person.I loved the style jazz parts and how he came down to the front of the stage, Teddy-bear with Bowler-hat, to conduct the enthusiasted crowd. And Luke of course. My eyes tried to follow his fingers. They (my eyes) are still burning. I won't forget to mention JJ and Tony Spinner (compliments: "Stop loving you" - and the second guitar voice in "Bodhisattva"). We really spent a thrilling time.

As Luke repeated several times: they were friends playing for friends. And so I hope we will see us again and again. Perhaps one day in my hometown. We have a nice hall too.

I say thanks


it was our first Toto gig, and we drove to Erfurt with high expectations. Normally we follow Manfred Mann`s Earth Band but we are always interested in other bands and there are some connections between Toto and MMEB. So we wanted to see Toto now, and we enjoyed every minute! The hall was very well filled by enthusiastic people (we guess around 4500) and on stage - one of the best live acts we ever saw. What a power, what a perfect show, all musicians great and a fantastic teamwork in the band. Only the sound was to us not always clear enough, you could not hear the several instruments from time to time but got only one big "mixture". Some seconds later everything was okay again, so we guess it was a sound problem and not a problem of the band. We had seen Simon already before in one of his solo projects but can only repeat it - also to us he is one of the best drummers of the world. Especially interesting to us - to compare Steve with the Earth Band guitarist, Mick Rogers. And we cannot say now who is better, they both play on the same very high level :-) Steve did a fantastic job there just infront of us and we enjoyed especially the slower songs and the guitar solos. The band caught their audience from the first minute and everybody in that hall enjoyed the show so much, till the very last chords of the encores. BTW - Toto had in Erfurt one of the best light shows we saw up to now - not too much, but always well working with the music and with great spots. So we can only say - thank you to the band and the crew for a fantastic night and we will see you again sometime!


Böblingen, Germany — 11 February 2003
It was our second concert on the 25th anniversary tour after Frankfurt on October 2002. Perfect music, perfect sound and incredible musicians. Steve I saw you a few years ago with Los Lobotomys in Germany also twice. And I can say: You are the best. I´m a personal friend of David Garfield and I hope to see you soon in Germany, maybe with Larry Carlton. TOTO you are the best.

i´ve seen toto last year in frankfurt (alone ) on 6 th in mannheim ( alone ) and now on 11.2 in mannheim ( not alone ) .i ask a friend " do you have some time for a toto gig ? he knows ....yes ( rosanna, africa, hold the line ). i talk to him.. " look on the finger from steve lukather"...... after the show, he was positiv suprised....and i ask him about Luke....he smiled and said to me..." he was good, he was fucking good ! ! ! !" any other questions ?????

Hi all, the guys played in Böblingen last night. I don't want to repeat what was said about our heroes in the other reviews. Most important is the fact that everyone could feel the fun, joy and passion they show at work. There were some changes in the solis since last autumn, very good. Luke handed three beers over the barrier to the crowd, we took a sip as well, thanks to Luke. Thank you guys for coming to Germany and keep on rockin' !

Last night I showed up in Boeblingen to see Toto live for the 5th time.Let me try to be objective concerning the quality of the concert: needless to say anything about the talent of each musician...outstanding!!!Though the concert was far from being sold out, the guys gave all their best! As Luke said to the audience: we are no rock stars...we are musicians... No matter if they play in front of 10.000 people or 1000 they love to play their instruments. In my opinion there was one thing missing that Toto is famous for: the quality of the sound. I don´t know why and I don´t want to be unfair: But as soon as the band rocked, there was only a mud of chance to hear what Luke was playing when soloing except in the ballads. Bobby´s voice could only be heard unclear when rock songs were played etc...I changed my place a few times to get a better chance...Maybe it was due to the conditions of the building, maybe the place was to small so the sound engineer could not get over the stage sound or whatever...hats off for the talented musicians...and sorry: miserable disappointing sound conditions

Neuchâtel, Switzerland — 10 February 2003
One word : happyness !

Neuchatel was my third concert of toto and my second this year after Lyon in january in France. There was a great concert, the musicians are better and better. Simon you're the best drummer ; what solo? and steve : fantastic

yesterday the group played : girl goodbye, goodbye eleonor, gift with a golden gun, africa, could you be loved, rosanna with steve at the keyboards, while my guitar gently wheeps (tribute to jeff and george), a new version of i won't hold you back, stop loving you by tony spinner, georgy porgy, a medley with childs anthem, english eyes, afraid of love, waiting for your love, hold the line, home of the brave, white sister...

my regret is there wasn't any songs of tambu and mindfields
please come back again

What a great show ! I don't want to emphasize how good the band was, because everybody knows that already.
But : what a shame the place was sold only to the third (maybe the half) of its capacity... There are some reasons for that : the band played a monday, they sold out the Zürich Hallenstadion only 4 months ago (best attendance of the year) and they were the first band to play again in Neuchâtel for ages. People have to be re-educated and learn that this ice rink is a great place to party and enjoy concerts.
Nevertheless, Toto played for the happy few who were there, they rocked as usual and they didn't shorten the show (2.15 hours). Others bands would have played a half show and disappeared, but not Toto.
Thank you guys for the love and respect of the audience and the music.
PS : I still don't know if Luke was joking or not when he said "Hello Lausanne" at the beginning of the show....well, who cares ?

Last night, I had the chance to experience Toto live for the first time in my life and I was deeply impressed. A firework of pure passion for music, lasting 2 hours and more. And after enthusiastically playing guitar myself for 20 years, I know with no doubt who is one of the greatest guitar heroes of all time: Steve Lukather. Thanks so much for that unforgettable evening!

Hi everybody!
Just great! Last night in Neuchâtel (Switzerland), I saw a fantastic Toto on stage. More than two hours of happiness with the coolest band. As Luke said, they're not on MTV, not in big rock magazines, but they're just friends playing for other friends: us, the fans. Thank you so much, guys!

Milano, Italy — 8 February 2003
This was my 4th concertby Toto, and it was the best Toto's concert I have ever seen.
Technical and instrumental level was insuperable, it was a marvellous show!!!
Every time I see Toto playing I convince my self that nobody is like them, they're a School Of Music!!!
At the concert there was an ideal atmosphere, we were about 7000 persons!!! I was with two friends of mine, Luca and Lucio.
Steve was in a fantastic fit and he made immediately a wonderful feeling with the people, his guitar solos, with electric and acoustic guitar, confirm he's one of the best guitar players in the world like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani et al, but Steve Lukater still remain the best for me!!!
Simon enchanted everybody with a solo of 15 minutes, how can he play drums in that way?
Dave has a big heart and techniques too. He created a wonderful sound!!!
Bobby, Mike and Tony are simply perfect ... carry on like this moment!!!
Toto has played for 2:30 hours ... Who can keep up with them today?
Toto, come back soon in Italy, please!!!

PS: EMI = SONY: In Italy no Radio promoted last Toto's CD, and I think radios has never received their second single album (While my guitar gently weeps)... as usual ... Shame!
WOW!!! YOU'RE THE GREATEST MUSICIANS IN THE WORLD!!! Hy guys, I don't find the words to explain what I felt listening Simon, Steve, Bobby, Dave, Mike and the others 2 musicians play in Milano last saturday! Great emotion, great sound...great men!It's difficult to be so " human" when you're a world's musical stars, but you're really friends of all the people that have been present in Milano!!!Anyway, the show has been woderful and full of power and...SIMON!!! I'm a drummer and you're the N.1...please give me a couple of lessons...See you next summer as Steve said...Goodbye and thanks a lot!!!

First of all I have to say that I've been a Toto fan since 1978 and that I'm very lucky to have been present to every Toto concert in Italy. What can I say? Every song, a different and big emotion. Great the new version of opening of the concert of Girl Goodbye! I have understood since the first notes that the night would have been fantastic. It has been enough little to set off the thousand people come to the concert, and Steve, Mike, David, Simon and Bobby have understood the the audience was anxious to hear something special. Surprise: Gift with a golden gun and I have wondered whether my ears were working well. My favourite song! Child Anthem: How could I remain in silence and suddenly everyone start to follow the music singing "OOOHHHH". Story continues with Africa: this time the refrain! Then the guys have decided to push on the pedal of the gas...and English Eyes...Rosanna...Afraid of love...Goddbye Eleonore.Unexpected Waiting for your love one of the best song of the mythical Toto IV. Then the atmosphere has become soft with I won't hold you back and thousands gas lighters were faring from frame the Steve voice. Than a gift for everyone: a medley of old songs like 99 - Turn Back - Hydra - Till the end - Don't stop me now and a wonderful piece of Lion! I would never have thought I would hear some note "live" of this song. Georgy Porgy, funky version and the tribute to Jeff and George with While my guitar gently wheeps. Absolutely touching (sigh). Then Tony offer us the possibility to hear again Can't stop loving you and what a song! For the end the band decided to let the people sing (and believe me I was without voice) play Hold the line. But we did not want to let them go: Home of the brave first and White sister then. Naturally I do not have words for the solo of Steve, Simon and David and the same for Mike and Bobby that sung a couple of strophes without microphone and believe me was the same as with. Please remember Someone take me back on the earth. Please remember guys: Steve promised to come back in Italy next summer.

Thanks a lot guys.

Thanks of all and for the splendid performance in Milan (but for you is normal). We hope that you (Toto) you have felt how much we love you sincerely because by now you belong also to our history. Continued therefore....The old songs are always much beautiful (with that there is in turn today!!!). But is it possible to insert also some song of: "Isolation", "Fahrenheit", "Kingdom of..." and "Tambu" (in Tambu to there to are very beutiful songs)?So to lengthen a little the concert (not been enough to us never!).See you soon.
P.S.: More dates in Italy!

Just one word ....."UNBELIEVABLE"...and nothing else ..... that's what I felt last saturday night !!!Not referred only to the music , but to the increadible SHOW offered by few friends that want to have fun toghether.Opening with "GIRL GOODBYE" never played like that , incredible medley of songs from "TURN BACK" like "English eyes" and"Gift with a golden gun" , fantastic "I can't stop loving you " ........No more words ...... just thank for 25 years of great emotions........... See you next summer , as you promised Luke .....AH AH AH

One of the best concerts I've ever seen! Great sounds, great tracklist and so much energy! It was very amazing! Toto played covers from the new album and old classics such as Hold the Line, Rosanna, White Sister, Georgy Porgy, Stop Loving You and new versions of Goodbye Girl and I Won't Hold You Back. I appreciated so much the medleys also including Till The End, Hydra, 99, Child's Anthem and Don't Stop Me Now!!! The guys was very jouful and funny!...Steve impressed me so much with his acoustic solo (he plays also the intro of Yes's Roundabout!!!)...Simon left me shocked too! I couldn't believe, there was only one man behind the drum during the solo!?!?MEMORABLE EVENING, GRAZIE! (Jeffrey always in our hearts...)

Hi! It's incredible, I just can't explain the sensations and the enthusiasm and the magic that I felt on Saturday night!!! That concert was so suggestive, exclusive, extraordinary, wonderful, special,.... I could go on for hours but it couldn't be enough to describe it! This one was the very best, even if I really appreciate the other ToTo concerts,too (obviously!!!)! I just want to thank the guys once again for this marvellous experience, and especially LUKE : You are totolly divine!!!Grazie ancora!!! See you soon in summer! :-)

Before starting, sorry for our terrible english. FANTASTICO RAGAZZI, FANTASTICO!!!! Thank you guys, thank you for the incredible event of saturday night (8 Feb.) in Milano; every time we stand a TOTO concert is the same wonderful emotion, the same electric sensation. We have seen our first TOTO concert in '88 (7th one tour), and after, '92 (KOD), '95 (Tambu), and twice for the Reunion; well, every time the same intensity, the same "respect" for all us fans. It's simply the music theme of our life and only a word can describe it: that's AMORE!!! See you soon; Jeff lives forever in our hearts.

P.S.: only one question; why you didn't play I WILL REMEMBER?
Hi everybody. I've been to Toto concert in Milan, saturday the 8th. I simply wanted to say that i saw all the concerts that TOTO did in the last years here, in Italy, and to me this one has been really the best. Everybody in the band played great and they really seem to enjoy themselves a lot. Also the sound was OK (at least, from the place I was sitting I coud hear all the instruments well). I enjoyed the songs and the fact that they chosed to play a lot of their old stuff, some songs I never heard live before. Well done!I look forward to seeing them soon again in Italy!

Milan, 08/02/03 - Thank you so much for this incredible night! A perfect concert, more than the Zurich one, if possibile. I can't describe all the emotions I proved, expecially when Luke said "the next one is for our brother Jeff" and many people stood up applauding... and during "I won't hold you back" and "Home of the brave" with Bobby waving the peace-flag... wonderful! We love you, guys, you've seen it, so please come back soon! Once more: "GRAZIE"!!!

...What's the english for "GRAN FIGO"? I can't translate it but, Luke, that's what you are!!!

A big embrace,

Such an amazing show tonight in Milano. All sold-out for the only Italian date with people coming from all over the country. I really appreciated the warmness and the general feeling of the performance. The live set was great featuring most of the material of the first four albums including one of my favourite track WAITING FOR YOUR LOVE. Then a couple of songs from THE SEVENTH ONE and DON'T STOP ME NOW plus four songs from the latest work. Luke established a really nice relationship with the Italian audience and kept on saying "on behalf of the band we love you". I was amazed to hear GEORGY PORGY again this time in an extraordinary version. The show ended with HOLD THE LINE. The time for the encores was for HOME OF THE BRAVE and WHITE SISTER (my Toto's favourite song). Fantastic Simon's drum solo as well as David's one with some notes played from '99 and Luke's one on the acoustic guitar with an excerpt from KOD. And then everybody happy back home with so nice and warm music in our hearts. A MESSAGE TO EVERYBODY: DON'T EVER MISS SUCH AN EVENT!

Mannheim, Germany — 6 February 2003
Today, Thursday 6th of February, TOTO played in Mannheim, Germany - the city where I study Information Systems ;-)

And: IT WAS SIMON PHILLIPS' BIRTHDAY TODAY. What a party! They played over 2,5 hours. It was THE night for all TOTO-hard-core-fans and for real musicians. The Solos were overwhelming: in David's Solo, he and Luke included 'Don't stop me now', Luke played a fantastic accoustic guitar Solo with a part of Elton John's song 'Pinball Wizard', Mike played his best Bass-Solo I ever heard from him, Bobby screamed a Solo without a mic at the end of 'Hold the Line' and then Simon! When Simon has started his Solo two Roadies went on stage to put a big screen in front of the crowd. There you could read HAPPY BIRTHDAY! But then a really hot girl came up on stage wearing nearly nothing. She went behind the screen and started to strip!!! Only Simon could (or must) see her. I think this was his heaviest Drum Solo ever, hahaha. I think she was completely nude after his solo - yes, we didn't see anything but Simon. He was laughing all the time. After the Solo the crew came up on stage and the Band and the audience sang 'Happy Birhtday'!

Also the rest of the show was so cool - I can't find words. They played so much songs and between them they mixed 3 or 4 to come to the next one. It was the best TOTO concert I've ever seen.

Congratulations to the best Drummer of the world!

Congratulations to the 25th birthday of the best BAND ever!

Hi folks,

first time i see toto and i must say : you guys really rocks!!!! Sound was great, music was excellent, celebration of simon birthday was funny (naked woman!!!!!). About 3 hours handmade rockmusic at its best.
Congratulations for your 25 year on the road.

Hope to see you again.

Wow ! over 2 hours of toto at its best. my ears are ringing........special event . simon philips birthday in mannheim . with a stripperin ????? and a penis ????and the music ? absolutly fantastic. toto rocks mannheim !!!! thank you for this one. see you on thursday in böblingen. TOTO forever. Steve are a God on the guitar !!!!!!!

After the actual concerts in Frankfurt, Oberhausen, Metz, now Mannheim again we only can say super, super, super, excellent, fantastic, unique. Actually you are the only real band at this quality and enthusiasm. Please never let it end. Although myself, I am at your age, I find myself acting like a teenager, following and endoring his favorite popstar. God bless you and your music, you give us so much. And it is the other way round, Steve: YOU really touch US!

Rouen, France — 5 February 2003
Just back from the Toto concert in Rouen 5/02,and like usual with this band it was magic !!! I was real close to the stage,and the first thing that i noticed was the last tour gear must have been sold on ebay cause it was much lighter this time :-) No rivera walls this time for steve,but just three amazing custom audio amplifiers 2x12 cabs and a smaller rack in the side stage.I'm a guitarist player and to tell the truth i'm real glad steve is back to the custom audio stuff,his rivera amplifier sounded too fuzzy in the group mix (well just my point of view,and i owned the bonehead)so i was looking forwads to ear that gear again.Same old story too for dave,but this team he's got the triton in his pocket.Well this is not a guitar mag review so here we go !!! the show started about 8:30 without any opening band,and begins with some kind of caught in the balance sample on girl goodbye intro ...then the band comes on :-) to tell the truth i was surprised because the sound wasn't very good and the vocals didn't sound right in place :-/ and i didn't like the version of girl goodbye so i was a little scared for the rest of the show...and it took 3,4 songs to get the sound correct and the vocals warmed up but the the show became amazing,very punchy with lots of good surprises in the check list.Just sounded like a huge 25 anniversary party !!! with lots of old tracks and great arrangements,i loved it !!! Very explosive show even i founded the group tired looking,steve wasn't running and jumping so much...but the band hasn't sounded so mature.And the concert lasted 2h30 so i suppose that they also need some rest;this was the last date in the french tour.Just felt sad to see that even those amazing cats cant' nothing against time... The solos sections was amazing,luke brought out his acoustik licks on this tour(when al di meola meets pete townshend) and even played keyboard on rosanna :-) the guy is the one !!! you still get all those speed picking licks that steve has been playing for years but now you also get some kind of jeff beck finger playing coming out the amp and some really cool jazzy lines (probably the carlton vacation).Really the band is fabulous and you can be sure that they still have great records to come out in the next decads.Take care folks we love you and thanks for making our lives better

Paris, France — 4 February 2003
I saw the show in Paris.
What a wonderful moment of excitation!
It's my 4th TOTO Show in Paris, since the Past to Present tour. This time the sound was brilliant, the band was fantastic, ... as usual !!
This show allowed me to introduce the band to my girlfriend, and she really appreciated (she was astonished because she knew everything about the "sunset beach" TV show.......)

Simon was really octopus-like, Tony's voice was incredible, Bobby's voice was above everything i heard till now, and, as I read it somewhere else, Mike's shirt was beautilful :-) Every drummer should have his own Mike Porcaro... The Godfather was exhilarating, as usual too, and what a dancer !!! And Steve..... needless to say when he plays he sends us to another world, a world of class, feeling and perfection...

Many many thanks guys, for being what you are ! Take care, hope 2 c u soon.

PS: the toto99 site is fantastic, thank you guys.
Paris, february 4, I saw You Live 5 Times, 6 Times ????and last night......just one thing : FANTASTIC !!! See you soon guys, as soonest possible in France, really !

Paris, 4 February 2003. What a concert !!! How could I describe it ? It's amazing, every time Toto manage to do better. What's pretty cool is their great capacity to "boost" old songs with a new sound. Steve was really outstanding, he created a real link with the public.So, please keep on making us dream through your music, for me you're still the best musicians in the world !

I was in Paris last night the show was great like usually but i must confess that the show in Metz was better than yesterday.But the great things was when dave come in the pit with his own camera to shoot us!!!it was before the show.The setlist was exactly the same than in Metz(no mindfields and Tambu matériel!!!!),simon like usually was terrible the rest of the band too mike(great solo) and dave always the master!!!And the one,the only, the lengendary Steve Lukather(on the guitar,on the keyboard,on vocals and like bobby said on His wife!!!ha ha)I was like usually right front of Luke(i think it's the better place to enjoy a show of TOTO or just behind Simon but with a crash helmet:i think he's a little be dangerous with his stick ha ha!!!)So my TOTO tour is over(just two date it's slim but i hope see them this summer:why not in Europe like last year for a summer tour???i think it'll be a great idea don't you?? ha ha!!)Thank you guys again and again for the beautiful music you create see ya soonn!!!

Unbelievable !
This was actually the 3rd time I saw Toto live after both paris dates on the Tambu Tour.
What can I say ? I was blown away by the setlist : Starting a show with a awesome medley from Toto 1. Is there any other way to start a Toto show than this one ? No I don't think so !
Anyway Toto has, according to me, perfectly understand the meaning of Anniversary by having hell of a setlist. And they were smart enough to think : If we can't play all the songs let's have a medley ! And what a medley we had. I secretly dreamed of hearing live versions of Afraid Of Love, Gift With a Golden Gun or Goodbye Elenore ! Anyway so many hits I can't remind them all ! Although I already heard Africa, Rosanna, Hold The Line. It's always the same chill in the spine ! A few bands can do that, Pink Floyd, Queen, Extreme & Toto.
It was great to see the band happy on stage : Luke doesn't lie when he says Paris is his favorite place to come ! Mike was in the show as usual. If the biggest surprise of the show was Bobby (I thought he was done, but yesterday he blew me away) The man of the evening to me is the Almighty Simon Phillips. He's The drummer ! He kicked my ass during all the gig ! So far the best gig I've ever seen in my whole life !
Best regards, happy birthday to you Luke, David, Mike, Bobby & Simon !
You guys rule and here's to the next 25's !

Mmmh What can I say? Wonderful? Yes, that was. All the band is fantastic. I'am 17 years old and I was surprised to see people of all generations. That is to say that excellent music goes through everyone who like it. How can I describe the guitar of Luke, I have no words, in my opinion he is the best guitarist, I love the way that he feels music. And Simon? What a earthquake with he is drums solo!!! That was unbelievable!! How many arms? 10???? =) The powerful voice of Bobby, the bass feeling of Mike, and the melody of David. Ha!!! What a great moment!!! The only regret: no tambu and mindfields songs. Anyway that was so great and magic. So I must finish and say: I love you!!! To be Continued, Paris and France forever with your music. Ps: excuse me for my very bad english :) I'am young Waaaaahoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

Hi guys,
I've been in Toto's concert in Paris last night. it was fantastic, I was so enjoyed to hear all the great songs for this 25th anniversary. I'm so glad to see Toto with Bobby Kimball the voice of Toto but I miss Jeff Porcaro, I didn't compare Jeff and Simon they are both great. Thanks Steve, David, Bobby, Simon, Mike and John for such a great show and humor on stage. For many year I know you guys and we already met in Marseilles during 1990 tour at your hotel where Steve, Jeff and I we had a drink and you invited me to your show there and in Paris. David, I knew your father Marty every x-mas he sent me his greetings, I miss him. Thank you guys, it was my last concert before I left France to Africa to work there for two years. A funny note, many years ago I saw a Toto concert in Macon (France) the band were complete including Steve Porcaro and I remember Bobby had one of his arm in plaster.. I was very young but I remember !
Cheers and hold the line guys,

Lille, France — 3 February 2003
After having seen them in Brussels the 30.10.2002, I was in Lille yesterday evening for the concert. During 2heures 15, which show!!!. Thank for the medleys of olds songs, thank for your talent and generosity.
When Steve says that TOTO likes France, and that French loves TOTO, it is true then Steve since time tries to speak French please!!
Tony and John welcome in this band.
Does Simon have well two arms and two legs? I doubt it!!
Mike, your play and your shirt were perfect.
David, learn how to play of the guitar!!
Bobby, do a little sport!!
Steve, ah Steve continues to burst you because that is liked.

Metz, France — 1 February 2003
It's taken me about 25 years to get to a Toto concert , but at last I've now been to two. Metz last week and I was also at your concert in Frankfurt in October at the start of the tour. It's not been the easiest of journeys for me as I stay in Scotland !! What a brilliant band you are and you always appear to have such fun and are genuinely wanting to please you're fans. I booked my tickets way back in May for your European concerts , only to find out later that you did intend to play two dates in the UK !! Look out for me in Manchester !!!!!!! Am I your furthest travelled and most dedicated fan of the 25th Anniversary tour ?

I`ve visited the concert in Metz and it was the best concert of them I´ve ever seen. I´ve stood a few metres in front of them. It was fantastic. The way home to Germany wasn`t so fantastic but for such a concert, I would drive the same long way again. It wasn´t the last concert for me! With every concert the music of TOTO gets better and better.

I am from the Netherlands and I drove 5 hours to see this concert. The snow was making this evening like a fairytale. What can i say about the concert? This evening i enjoyed Toto even more than in Brussel where i was in october. These guys are always making a smile on my face when they play. What a great solo's again. Simon you're unbelievable great!!!! I have no words for it. Dave and Lukather keep on joking. He is really good in imitating the godfather. I think he is the godfather. Bobby was singing very good and as always very high. Mike, great grooves. The setlist was great. A lot of old ones. They played almost 2,5 hours. What a spectacle!!! And the most beautifull thing was that i saw the guys at the gas station in Luxemburg walking in a little supermarket at one O'clock, one hour after they played. If nothing happened. I was so surprised that i dind't know what to do. I was so overwhelmed and in a dream i didn't ask their signatures. What stupid. I can't forgive myself. Next time i know what to do. Simon, Mike, Lukather, David and Bobby you give me the best concert i could ever imagine. Thanks a lot. See you in Amsterdam the 17th of february.

Hey, i've just one thing to say ... ToTo won a new fan ...It was a fantastic show : Lights were incredible ...and the guys ... Whaou .....amazing. Put the best musician in a box ... shake ...and will have ToTo ...Everyone with a different style, but all for the best music Thanx for this show ...see ya soon ...

Just one word : incredible... sorry two words : incredible, unbelievable. I hope to see toto for 50th anniversary.

What a show !!! It is always a pleasure to see Toto on stage !!! I came from Mulhouse to Metz to see them play... They are really good !!! Better from day to day, as french wine !!! I already saw them in concert but it was really nice to hear Toto IV and Isolation songs !!! Really GREAT ! It's a shame they didn't play songs from every album for this 25 year anniversary... Steve was Great as always (I have his guitar, the Luke Music man, but I would like to have his fingers and brain !!!), Simon is a Drum's Monster, Mike is so discrete but so IN the music and Dave was very enjoying himself... Bobby was a little voiceless... I think he was a little bit tired... And the additionnal players were very cool too !
Nice to see them having fun as us !!!
Big Thanks to TOTO, the best band of the world to my opinion !
Hear you soon on a new album, we're waiting for it !!!

Hi i was in Metz last night to see this wonderful band and i must say wouhaaaaa!!!! i was right front of steve (first place) the setlist was so nice execpt no tambu and mindfields material!!!! All the members give the best they can give : dave the master of the keyboard like usually was great, mike too (great bass solo at the end of africa), tony and bobby great voice both, simon what can i say (how many arms?? how many legs??? his drum solo was fantastic!!!! and last but not least Mister STEVE LUKATHER (guitar player,vocals and occasionelly keaboard player haha :-) ) it was one of the best concert i've ever seen of TOTO i hope the night in Paris will be as well as the metz night because i'll be there just right front of luke. PS:pleasse pleassse pleassse why not a tambu song for Paris :-)

...and again we followed our favorite band from Frankfurt to Metz (the trip back home was pretty "snowy"). It was superb, one of the best concerts we have visited (and be assured, we have seen o lot of your concerts in the last 25 years). To our taste, it was even better than in Frankfurt or Oberhausen in last November, although it was already really great there. The lighting was very impressive, the atmosphere was great and you guys, Toto, your endless fun and precision in performing were excellent - without any compromise. We will meet again next week in Mannheim. Best to all of you

1.00 am on saturday night. after 150 kms in fog & snowy night, i' m back home.
TOTO guys were great tonite. great as usual, different from one tour to another, but still the same Energy. 25 years of Energy. I go to at least one concert of all their french tours since 1988, & each time they' re different, but each time pleasure is the same. Great moments today when steve dedicates one tune to late Geoge Harrison & to Jeff: I guess they watched the gig tonite & i guess they were proud.
Great moments too when Luke goes to the keyboards & plays. really inspired & dave jokes placing his own hat on steve's head : toto's keyboardist must have a hat !!
Great moments tonite all along the show : all these Third album's songs rarely played on stage, the toto IV almost played entirely, with an extra long Rosanna, and so on...
TOTO is on the road, guys! go to see their concerts: that's rock'n'roll from the heart !!

It's 01h of the night, i'm coming from the concert in Amneville near Metz.I'm very happy, because this concert contains some old songs, and for me, it's better than the last tour (Mindfields). I have the sensation that Toto come back from the years 80. The sound was not extra (very medium), but the music was great. It was the same sound that the Tambu tour. But,i think that the second keyboard (J J Jessel) could be on the scene, and my dream is that Steve Porcaro (the old keyboard) plays with David Paich at the same time on the scene! (i'm musician, and particulary keyboard). Simon Phillips is the best drummer that i know (it's an octopuss!) but some sound come from samples! Mike Porcaro is very discret, but he maintains the groove all the time. Steve Lukather is very great. Bobby Kimball sings better than the last tour, but i think that some samples are in the same time with his voice (in Africa for example), and Tony Spinner plays and sings very very good (Stop loving you is very great!). The lights was good but not giants screens. The 25 birthday of TOTO is a very intense emotion!!

Grenoble, France — 31 January 2003
My english is not very good but I know that I will find words to tell YOU : I LOVE YOU more and more each day!!! I was with my twin brother in Grenoble on January, 31th and we had appreciated once again to see you there! How to explain how happy we were seing again our ANOTHER BROTHERS ON STAGE !!! It was the third time for us going to a TOTO concert in Grenoble and once again my voice disappeares just after : because I screamed so strong hoping you'll hear me singing all your song with you!!!! I know that you've heard me because all the public was here in back of you!! STILL LOVING YOU, YOU ARE THE FLOWER (of our lives), TURN BACK to us asap, even if A MILLION MILES AWAY separates us, I THINK I COULD STAND YOU FOREVER, TIME IS THE ENNEMY hoping to see you soon in France!
Go on, Jeff is proud of you!

Bordeaux, France — 30 January 2003
After Nice, Montpellier and Pau, Bordeaux was yesterday the end of my own "TOTO Tour" and my 18th concert since 1988; so what can I say? It feels like when you meet members of your family you don't see very often! One more time, perfect sound, beautiful lights and an incredible gig! the setlist was excellent with strong moments (The opening medley, Stop Loving You, English Eyes and an unbelievable White Sister), cool ones (so much emotion on "While my guitar gently weeps") and also the different solos with "Jazzy Dave", "Groovy Mike", "Four brains Simon" and, last but not least, "ET Luke", without forgetting "Jumpin' Jack Bobby"!! Happy 25th birthday TOTO!! I'll also be there during the next 25 five years to support you!

Yesturday i was with the 3000 or 4000 other fans of TOTO, at the Bordeaux's patinoire. I don't know which words i have to use to tell you how it was. Great, wonderfull, enourmous, fantastic, huge. I feel so good, they are all incredible musicians and singers. Steve dedicated "While my guitar gently weeps" to Jeff first, and to George Harrisson, telling us he's the reason why he plays guitar from years. I want to thank him and the band cause they are the reason why i sing with a friend's band. They inspired us all from years and years. We love them as much as we love their music. They played yesturday so many good songs, Home of the brave Woah!, Girl Goodbye Woah Woah, White sister Woah Woah Woah.Next time in Bordeaux, i'll be there, I promise.My last dream would be to meet them and tell them : "Thank you".

To be honest,I came to see the great Simon Phillips and Steve Lukather (much of what I heard from Toto I heard on the radio). But right from the first notes of the show, I sensed this rare and wonderful emotion: love at first sight! Thank you for keeping music alive and showing so much pleasure playing your incredible show! I'll be back! I hope you will too! I forgot: from now on, I DEFINITELY AM A FAN!!!

Pau, France — 29 January 2003
I've driving 700 km for enjoy the TOTO concert in Pau from Spain. The weather was horrible, snow, wind, rain. We came to the Zenith, awesome arena, fantastic merchandise and the audience was amazing with the band. 2500 people? i don't know but this night was special for me. Little words are in this review for say that TOTO is the most important band in the world. Excelent music, excelent conection with audience, excelent musicians, excelent all! David Paich & Steve Lukhater are the great frontmen in the night, Kimball the voice, Phillips & Porcaro are two monters with their instruments. Special attention to second tour guitar, Tony Spinner who sing Stop Loving you, really good. 2 hours and half past.............incredible, was a dream!!!!!!!!Only a thing, I don't understand why in Spain, TOTO don't play.....The south of france is near of San Sebastian............the spanish concert promoters don't understand of good music like TOTO.

Last night, Steve thanked the audience quite a few times but I wanted to thank him, Dave, Mike, Simon and Bobby for their music, their energy over the years and the way they all make their respective instrument give it all out so gracefully for moments of pure pleasure. You guys make it happen on stage, you know, the magic of your songs and music. When you guys started "Child Anthem", which is definetly to me your most powerful and energizing masterpiece my eyes got wet from the sudden force it carries and touches us deep inside. And the flow just kept coming till " White Sister".I will never thank you enough. I'll see you next time around.

Montpellier, France — 27 January 2003
I follow TOTO on tour since 1986 and yesterday night I was blown away by the gig I saw. I'm a huge TOTO fan and I think those guys are the best not only at the musical sense for the virtuosity but also they put a human touch in the gig. Steve told yesterday to the crowd " you know guys we're not stars, we're only musicians, having fun playing together, and we considered you as their friends". Steve and all TOTO band I want to tell you, I felt yesterday night and all the crowd too, there was a real communion beetween us, we considered you all, like our best friends because you made us feeling alive for more than 2 hours. These gig was really amazing and you're back on the road after 25 years being playing together (God bless Jeffrey Porcaro, the best drummer ever, and what a human being !) and we felt the alchimy as it was your first gig. No comment about the set it was fantastic, incredible, unforgettable, you have to go and see those guys, they're the best of the world !!! Thanks TOTO for existing.

This concert was a great moment of communion between a band and his fans. A jumpy Luke, an extravagant Bobby, a groovy Mike, a cool Dave... I hope I see you soon in my beautiful town...
See you on the road...

The weather is splendid a beautiful sun, a quite pleasant softness. First irreducible Fans, sitting already there by ground by small groups. Meetings of knowledge: Jeannot (my ex-guitarist), Jean Michel (email correspondant and a friend), Nico (friendly for always). Thank you Domy to have come. 17h45, one hears the balance: 2 - 3 outlines of pieces: Girl Goodbye : Test of the chords, short solo guitar, a riff the low ones, a boost of battery and all is ready in about fifteen minutes. Outside gently the public is pressed towards the entry of the room. 19h05 the doors open, it is the rush, the meticulous excavation, too besides, they remove even the plastic stoppers of the aqua bottles... One settles. The room fills gently but surely, so that all the places are taken and in the pit in front of the scene, is an impressive great flood of people. Nearly 4500 people! The organization of the scene was modified a little: Dave on the left, in the center, the second keyboard, with a estrade for the second guitar and Bobby when it makes only the chords. The innovation was the battery located on the right. It has two rises out of the 2 ends of the scene. The low one was placed on the left right in front of the battery. Good balance of the acoustic effect. In behind of scene, just a draped curtain and one of curtain: simple and well. 20h35, the lights die out a powerful sound slowly goes up crescendo with an impressive force, the battery of Simon resounds, all vibrates by the overpower of low. One has the goose flesh of it, a little as during the intro of "Caught in the Balance" in 1999. Very good ! Wiring for sound is impressive of quality, smoothness, of power, without aggressiveness. The play of the lights shines and scintillates: multiples roboscans, 4 continuations perched above the scene: guaranteed effects! There Toto really made progress. Combination of the colors according to the piece, effects of the roboscans: superb. Great ! And the concert begins. The track list will be the same one as that of the beginning of the tour. The intro is dishevelling and gives sins it from the very start. That of happiness to hear throughout concert of the old pieces such as: Girl Goodbye, Goodbye Eléonore, Gift With has Golden Gun, Waiting For Your Love, Lion (instrumental), Hydra (instrumental), White Sister. Good for Fan ! Crowd releases itself gently and takes part more and more as the pieces are connected, so that in the end there is such an environment of cries, applause, songs, of claps, Ho Ho, hammering of the ground which the group is galvanized and multiplies by ten its possibilities on scene, by prolonging the soli, while playing and joking. A joy shared for the pleasure of all. That, it is concert! Many strong moments punctuated the show regularly: In the field of the shiver and emotion: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with a solo of perfect Luke. With the turn of Dave with "Paul Meets Chani" well too short but so delicious with Luke out of accompanying guitar: a delight. Side of the good pleasures: a version of "Waiting For Your love" held by electric Mike, which gives free course to multiples soli. A short outline of "Lion" and "Hydra" which gives water to the mouth. One would have liked advantages of them? Great pieces : "White Sister" into final: décoiffant! "Hold The Line/Band Introduction/I Can' T Get Next to You" excellent. Unforgettable moments: Luke which plays of the keyboard, style jazz, like Paich. Then when Paich takes again its Luke keyboard which wants to give him its guitar so that Dave out of cheek. Joke: Dave puts a sound of guitar saturated on is keyboard and plays Luke way! Marvellous. Then Luke takes the hat of Dave, plays, passes it to Tony Spinner, so that Dave returns with a blue hat and explains us that it has several in reserve of them.In short environment a ultra-slackened, good child. Luke is very in form. It ensured throughout the pieces and of its soli. It had good figure, sins it, some words of jokes, but soft for once. And it is the first time that it us gratifie of all his knowledge, while playing even of the keyboard. This man is incredible! Its acoustic solo was one very strong moment. Play in smoothness, aligning the soft passages, all in effleurés, subtle plays and diabolic accelerations, often with consonances hispanisantes. A must! Dave was rather present: a little song, gestural rhythmic, some words, of humour. Its soli consolidates its talent and its presence is imposing and essential to the group. Simon equal to itself: a machine. He had to swallow one limps at rate/rhythm when he was small? And God made him 4 completely independent members! Oh it!! Bobby was in great form, and for once did not seek to make tons of them. The voice went up high. Its gestural was good, it is Kimball! It had also the intelligence with 2 recoveries not to go up high when it could not do it. Well! Into growing old it improves. Are its capacities in rise compared to the last round and especially more constant? One could say that of all the group of ailleursS? Mike was as with its very humble practice, very unobtrusive in spite of a percussion play, supported well by the excellent sound system. It appeared to us relaxed, brilliant and its solo and its multiple stylistic effects, of melody plays are superb. Cheer! Mention well with Tony Spinner, good in the chords, very well with the guitar, and on the song "Stop Loving You". That made of the good understand the pieces of Toto with 2 guitars. Did that miss these last years... JJ Jessel like the accustomed one was relegated in bottom of scene. Good in the center, certainly, but at the bottom! And below the estrade Tony... Can better do Toto! can better? The sonorisator was the same one as during the "Mindfields" tour. With super a stuff, not of the tons, but the essencial and especially, the talent! In frontage 12 elevated clusters, of each with dimensions of the scene. 16 with the foot, on the right and on the left. "Turbo sound" for the mark. Which diffusion this sound system: impressing! That wraps you, the low ones transpierce you, the whole without never being aggressive, and by keeping a quality of listening and a differentiation of the instruments and phenomenal song. With noted with the passage, the imposing table of mixing, small Ibook 17 inches. Well! Two hours in the formidable concert, best than God is given to me to assist. Luke thanked several times crowd for this reception and it seemed very touched by this enthusiasm, this communion. On "Rosanna" Toto completely stopped playing, just to let crowd take again the refrain with force and heat during several minutes: Fantastic. They looked at crowd, the smile with the lips, amused, flabbergasted by environment and human heat. I had never seen that! After 14 years of follow-up and 8 rounds. 2 recalls. A message for Jeff. What a marvellous memory remained! I say thanks. Thank you with all: those which were in the room, and with the group, of course. Long life with Toto! God bless you Guy¹s! So long !! Waiting the new tour or extension tour in France !

Marseille, France — 25 January 2003
Saturday my friends and I have waited for a couple of hours in the coldness to see you gang, I was the only one to have already seen Toto on tour, and I knew that the concert would be fantastic... I was wrong, it was UNFORGETTABLE!!!, what could I say, more than two hours of pure pleasure, you guys are fabulous, I still hear your solos, I still see you Steve, I almost could have touched your hand!!... writing this mail reminds me how much I was excited and happy Saturday night, that was really one of the day I'll never forget. I (re)discovered old songs such as White Sister or Home of the Brave, I shivered on While my guitar gently weeps... I just would have loved to hear Caught in the Balance, I will remember (a friend's favorite) and more personally The road goes on... Anyway, what a show...In march 1999 I was there (and I think that's me who shooted during the David solo, but who could be sure? ah ah) in the back of the concert hall, saturday I was three meters from Mike, what a difference... next time I will sing along with Bobby or Steve maybe :-))) See you on tour guys, we will be THERE for sure!!! Thanks a lot, you make our lives slightly less "cruel"

Hi guys! Just to say that me and my wife went from Portugal to Marseille to see you live (3.500 Kms in 2 days!!!!!!!!!). It was an unforgetable experience, certainly the best concert in our lifes!!! I´m counting the days to see you again in Portugal (there`s a lot of fans here). Is it going to be possible?
All the best for you!

hi ! what can i say 'bout this gig ? I follow Toto on tour since 1990 and yesterday, i was blown away by the blast created by these incredible guys ! first of all : Luke ! simply the most greatest guitar player i ever seen on stage ! the crowd felt that he was happy to be back in town ! remember : Livefields was recorded here in 2000. Dave ? his talent behind his keyboards proves me once again that he's the "godfather" of the band ! Mike ? the classic, the man that built their unique rythmic wall (with Simon of course). Bobby ? oh my god, He shouted at the beginning of white sister as it be the last time he will sing ! Simon ? a perfect symbiosis between the man and the drum ! Tony ? great guitar player and great lead vocals on stop loving you ! John JJ Jessel ? Still hide behind the scene and still efficient as usual ! The set list ? a perfect best of ! Hats off for gift with a golden gun, goodbye elenor, child 's anthem, home of the brave .... For me, probably the best gig for 2003 ! Hope to see you on tour again and again and again !

Hi MASTERS. We are a group of friends (8 guys) who made a trip from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) to Marseille, just to see you. It was a very long trip, but unforgetable. A great show. Amazing !!! One of the best concert in our life, and the most spected. Thanks for to be TOTO. We hope to see you soon here in Canaria Islands.

Gonzalo Ramos, Alexis Labao, Acayro Santana, Daniel Delgado, Ignacio Martinez, Alberto Hernandez, Carlos De Cos & Roberto Azorín.