Toto is a well-known and successful band, which consists of members Steve Porcaro, Joey Castro, and Shannon Forrest. They were best known for the albums “Kingdom of Desire” and “Tambu.” In 1991, they embarked on a world tour in support of their 40th anniversary. During the tour, the group featured the music of various artists, including Freddie Mercury, John Mayer, and Prince.
Throughout their careers, Toto has been able to perform hits like “Beat It,” “Silk Degrees,” and “Dreams of Fire.” Their lead singles have gone on to become major hits, and they have worked on many of the biggest albums of their careers. But, despite this success, Toto has never reached the peak of success they initially intended. In fact, the band almost broke up due to the death of Jeff Porcaro in 1992.
In 1992, Toto released its compilation album, Past to Present. This album features four new songs by Toto’s legendary guitarist Jean-Michael Byron, which is the band’s most famous song. The group has also collaborated with Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, and Pink Floyd. As the group has a long list of successful albums, the band’s popularity and longevity is unmatched. There’s no shortage of fans and admirers of its music.
Toto split up in 1985 when the founding member of the band, David Hungate, moved to Nashville. In the same year, Bobby Kimball was fired. In 1984, the band released Toto IV. After the release, he was replaced by cellist Michael Porcaro, who performed on the album’s title track. After the band broke up, he was hired to perform the cello. However, his departure from Toto led to the band’s disbandment. He had problems recording the vocals in his debut albums.
In 1999, Toto returned to the United States for the first time in six years. The group’s album “Midfields” was released, and the group went on a short promotional tour. The album included the single “Goin’ Home” and “Goin’ Home,” and they went on to play a few concerts. This was an incredible moment for the band. This album is still a masterpiece of pop rock.
The band’s first American tour was a huge success. The group was nominated for the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1979. During the first leg of the tour, it performed in the US and Europe. In early 1979, the group released “Transition” and received global acclaim. The band’s second album, “Midnight,” was also released. Toto’s “Hold the Line,” has topped the charts.
The third album was “Live in Amsterdam.” It was released in November 2002. It featured three Top 10 singles, including “Dancing in the Rain.” Toto’s tour began in late 2008. The group has continued touring since then and is scheduled to perform on this tour in the first half of 2017. Toto is a very versatile group. The band’s songs are popular in many parts of the world. They have many fans. The band’s XIV is the most recent album.