TOTO AND EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATE CHART TOPPING SALES FOR 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR - LIVE IN POLAND ACROSS EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA AND ACROSS THE GLOBE
Title Debuts At #1 on DVD Chart in U.S , Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium,
Finland and Sweden and At #2 in the U.K., France, and Canada
BAND RETURNS TO THE ROAD FOR MOST EXTENSIVE RUN OF THE U.S. IN YEARS
WITH CO-HEADLINER MICHAEL MCDONALD ON AUGUST 2
Los Angeles --- Toto and Eagle Rock Entertainment are celebrating the chart topping sales success of the band's just released 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR - LIVE IN POLAND. The title is available in configurations that include 2CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and a deluxe edition featuring all formats with a 60-page book (MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD, $17.98 2CD, $79.98 Deluxe Edition). The DVD debuted at #1 in The United States, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland and Sweden, while entering the chart at #2 in the U.K., France and Canada. President of Operations North America, Executive VP Eagle Rock Entertainment Mike Carden states, "It is with a great deal of pride that we at Eagle Rock entertainment release Toto Live in Poland to both critical and consumer success, achieving number one in many international markets as well as the US. Congratulations to Toto on a brilliant project."
Guitarist Steve "Luke" Lukather shares, "After a long, wonderful, surreal and sometimes f*cked up 35+ years as a band, never in our minds did we imagine the good fortune we are now receiving. The reviews, the reaction from our long time friends and supporters, and the new friends we have made recently on tour are appreciated. We are blown away, and so very thankful and honestly surprised at the reception and success of this new live DVD out of the box! To be at the top of the DVD charts worldwide is an unreal but yet wonderful dream come true. After ALL we have been thru...the ups downs, wins and losses, the hard punches and then the love, music and laughter.. well.. it all is so much more appreciated now than ever before. I know we can't wait to see you on the road and wait till you check out the new album early next year. This is a band FAR from over! Much love and thanks to you all."
Keyboardist David Paich offers, "The last 35+ years have been the most amazing journey imaginable. The successes, the disappointments, the whirlwind tours with all our insanely loyal fans, whom we love dearly, and have given us such a rewarding life. We've lost members and gained a few, with the original core unit from the old neighborhood still kickin' it like kids on stage. Thanks to all our Fans Everywhere! Toto is very grateful to all of you who are buying (and will buy!) the new Live in Poland DVD. Thank you all, again, and again, AND....etc. We look forward to giving you more music and a new CD next year and a tour to boot. Down the yellow brick road we go. SEE YA REAL SOON!"
Filmed on June 25, 2013 in Lodz, Poland, the offering captures the band in the midst of a standing-room-only European tour. The two-hour plus performance features Toto's hit stocked repertoire alongside other favorites. The complete track listing is: Intro, Medley: "On The Run" / "Child's Anthem" / "Goodbye Eleanor," "Goin' Home," "Hydra," "St. George And The Dragon," "I'll Be Over You," "It's A Feeling," "Rosanna," "Wings Of Time," "Falling In Between," "I Won't Hold You Back," "Pamela," "99," "The Muse," "White Sister," "Better World," "Africa," "How Many Times," "Stop Loving You," "Hold The Line," and "Home Of The Brave." The set also includes behind-the-scenes bonus content. The band's performance of "Hold The Line" can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibxxkNRumN4.
Toto has revealed plans for 2014 that deliver what fans have been waiting years for. The band will record a new studio album planned for release in 2015, their first since Falling In Between (2006). This past April, they staged a sold-out seven show headlining arena tour of Japan that took the band through Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, Sendai and Sapporo. On August 2, Toto will hit the road as co-headliners with Michael McDonald, for their most comprehensive North American tour in years (see itinerary below).
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.
With over 35 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, Toto remains one of the top selling tour 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.
Band members have been South Park characters, Family Guy presented an entire episode on Africa with Peter Griffin as keyboardist David Paich, and just a year ago Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake offered a light-hearted homage via a comedy sketch around the band's hit "Africa." They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles, and more than 35 years in to a career enjoy a multi-generational fan base.
TOTO also continues to raise awareness for ALS, for their brother and friend, Mike Porcaro, who has been diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease. The band commits energies towards fundraising for Police and Fire Departments of California and the Fallen Heroes initiative (http://www.fallenheroes.org/), and help the United Nations in their humanitarian endeavors through music.
Confirmed Michael McDonald and Toto Appearances Include:
8/02 Grand Ronde, OR Spirit Mountain Casino
8/03 Marysville, WA Tulalip Resort Casino
8/05 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
8/07 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
8/09 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
8/10 Pala, CA Pala Casino - Event Center
8/12 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden
8/14 Newkirk, OK First Council Casino Hotel
8/15 Tulsa, OK Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
8/16 Durant, OK Choctaw Event Center
8/19 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/20 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hard Rock Live
8/22 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
8/23 Blue Ash, OH Blue Ash Summit Park
8/24 Charleston, WV Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences
8/26 Lewiston, NY Artpark
8/29 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival
8/30 Wisconsin Dells, WI Crystal Grand Music Theatre
8/31 Windsor, Ontario Caesars Windsor - The Coliseum
9/03 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
9/4 Glenside, PA Keswick Theater*
9/05 Lincoln, RI Twin River Casino - Event Center
9/06 Atlantic City, NJ Harrahs - The Concert Venue
9/07 Newport News, VA Ferguson Center For The Arts
* - Toto Only
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