Rock stalwarts, Toto, are still celebrating their 40th anniversary (their first album, which I still have on vinyl!, was released in 1978) and their greatest hits album, 40 Trips Around The Sun, out on tour bringing the music to the people.
The band brought their eclectic style of music, some rock…some prog…some pop…to the Chicago Theatre on October 4th, and wowed fans with a 2hr.+ show. The group performed as an 8 piece outfit, and was tight as a drum. Guitarist Steve Lukather showed why he has remained one of the busiest guitarists in rick with Toto, as well as working with others, as he dazzled up and down the fretboard. Singer, Joseph Williams, sang his heart out and had a blast playing air guitar. And keyboardist, Steve Porcaro, attacked as well as romanced his keyboards as he provided endless color to the songs.
The band performed the hits Hold The Line, Rosanna, and, of course, Africa…which has been made anew by Weezer’s recent cover of it. But they also played deeper cuts like Girl Goodbye, I Will Remember, and Stop Loving You. Additionally, they played covers like Michael Jackson’s Human Nature (which was co-written by Toto’s Steve Porcaro) and While My Guitar Gently Weeps.