TOTO ANNOUNCE MORE NORTH AMERICAN
TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Twenty-One New North American Shows Added
Tickets On Sale This Friday
40 Trips Around The Sun World North American Tour Begins On July 30th
Los Angeles, CA — TOTO is pleased to announce twenty-one new North American shows in support of the band’s 40th Anniversary.  The 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour will begin on July 30th in Vancouver at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts.  Tickets for these new shows in October and November go on sale this Friday: http://totoofficial.com/events/
It’s without question, that TOTO are currently in the middle of a major resurgence around the world.  The band’s brand new Greatest Hits package titled 40 Trips Around The Sun (Legacy Recordings – Sony) debuted in the Top 40 in eight different countries.  Their European tour earlier this year saw them performing to packed houses every night including sold out stops at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam and Royal Albert Hall in London.  Most recently, Weezer’s covers of the classic TOTO hits “Rosanna” and “Africa” have attracted a ton of media attention along with over five million plays of the tracks.
TOTO also recently announced the release of their definitive box set: All In via Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music).  This limited edition release is still available for pre-order here:  http://SMARTURL.IT/TOTO40TRIPSBOXSET
Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO.  As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums.  Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.  Toto has over 400 million streams on Spotify alone along while views on YouTube far exceed over a half billion.
With over 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility.  Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television.  They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.  The 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour is the band’s most extensive run in years.
TOTO – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
7/30                 Vancouver, BC           The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
7/31                 Seattle, WA                 Moore Theatre
8/1                   Portland, OR               Revolution Hall
8/3                   Oakland, CA               Fox Theater
8/4                   Reno, NV                    Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Grand Theatre
8/5                   Modesto, CA              Gallo Center for the Arts
8/7                   San Diego, CA            Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
8/8                   Costa Mesa, CA          Pacific Amphitheatre (Orange County Fair)
8/10                 Henderson, NV           Sunset Station Hotel & Casino – Sunset Amphitheater
8/11                 Grand Junction, CO    Las Colonias Amphitheater
8/12                 Littleton, CO       The Hudson Gardens and Event Center – Outdoor Amphitheatre
8/14                 Grand Prairie, TX       Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
8/15                 Austin, TX                  Stubbs
8/17                 Nashville, TN              Ryman Auditorium
8/18                 Atlanta , GA                Atlanta Symphony Hall
8/19                 Springfield, MO          Gillioz Theatre
8/21                 Kansas City, MO        Crossroads KC
8/23                 Windsor, ON              The Colosseum At Caesars
8/24                 Grand Rapids, MI       Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
8/25                 Northfield, OH            Hard Rock Live
10/20               Greeneville, TN           Niswonger Performing Arts
10/21               Montgomery, AL        Montgomery Performing Arts Center
10/23               Mobile, AL                 Saenger Theater
10/24               Clearwater, FL            Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/26               Fort Myers, FL           Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
10/27               Melbourne, FL            King Center For The Arts
10/28               Pompano Beach, FL    Pompano Beach Amphitheater
10/30               Orlando, FL                Hard Rock Live
11/1                 Charleston SC             Charleston Music Hall
11/2                 Augusta, GA               Miller Theater
11/3                 Jacksonville, FL          Florida Theatre
11/5                 Durham, NC               Carolina Theatre of Durham
11/6                 Virginia Beach, VA    Sandler Center For The Performing Arts
11/8                 Washington D.C.        Warner Theater
11/9                 Atlantic City, NJ         Tropicana Casino & Resort – Tropicana Showroom
11/12               Ridgefield, CT             The Ridgefield Playhouse
11/13               New Brunswick, NJ   State Theatre
11/15               Morristown, NJ          Mayo Performing Arts Center
11/16               Brookville, NY           Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
11/17               Lynn, MA                   Lynn Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.