Toto Takes On 2016

After spending more than two dozen nights on stage with Yes this summer, Toto will be back on the road in January. The band’s initial 2016 schedule includes a trip through Europe and a run of dates in Japan.

Toto will be sure to play some new tunes from Toto XIV, which was released in March, marking the band’s first studio album since 2006’s Falling in Between. Fans were apparently very eager to get their hands on a new Toto album. In addition to being the first new studio album to chart in the U.S. and the U.K. since 1988’s The Seventh One, Toto XIV hit the Top 10 on the charts in Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

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Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, Md.

Leland Sklar will once again team up with Toto on tour. The legendary bassist is taking the place of founding member David Hungate.

“There’s no place like home, particularly after four months on the road,” Hungate said. “The past two years reunion with Toto has been one of the sweetest experiences, and greatest honors of my life. All good things must come to an end however. I no longer have the stamina and resilience required for extended touring, and I do need to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Much gratitude to the fans and friends who have supported the band over the years, and to my brothers in Toto … I can never thank you adequately for the music, the laughs and the friendship going back 40 years. Love and happy trails to you all.”

Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams also had something to say. Here’s their joint quote: “We would like to express HUGE love and gratitude to our brother David Hungate for his gifted playing, his amazing professionalism and good humor. It was awesome having you back these last two years and we will cherish the memories. You have not seen the last of us. Stay well brother.”

The 2016 excursion begins Jan. 27 in Brussels. Check out the routing below:

Jan. 27 – Brussels, Belgium, Forest National
Jan. 28 – Strasbourg, France, Zenith
Jan. 29 – Paris, France, Olympia        
Jan. 31 – Bordeaux, France,Patinoire Meriadeck
Feb. 1 – Nantes, France, Zenith         
Feb. 3 – Rouen, France, Zenith         
Feb. 4 – Epernay, France, Millesium
Feb. 6 – Torino, Italy, Parcolimpico  
Feb. 7 – Montichiari, Italy, Palazzetto Dello Sport   
Feb. 9 – Vienna, Austria, Gasometer
Feb. 11 – Tilburg, Netherlands, 013  
Feb. 14 – Groningen, Netherlands, De Oosterpoort  
Feb. 15 – Aarhus, Denmark, Congress Centre          
Feb. 17 – Stavanger, Norway, DNB Arena   
Feb. 18 – Oslo, Norway, Sentrum Scene       
Feb. 19 – Stockholm, Sweden, Arenan         
Feb. 21 – Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki Ice Arena
March 3 – Sendai, Japan, Sun Plaza Hall      
March 4 – Yokohama, Japan, Pacifico Yokohama    
March 7 – Tokyo, Japan, Budokan Hall
March 9 – Fukuoka, Japan, Zepp Fukuoka    
March 10 – Hiroshima, Japan, Hiroshima Ueno Gakuen Hall           
March 14 – Osaka, Japan, Osaka Festival Hall          
March 15 – Nagoya, Japan, Nagoya Shi Kokaido

Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, Oct. 2. Visit for more information.