TOTO – 35th Anniversary Tour – Live in Poland
The band members in this tour are Steve Lukather (guitars, vocals), David Paich (keyboards, vocals), Steve Porcaro (keyboards) Joseph Williams (vocals), Simon Phillips (drums), Nathan East (bass, vocals), Mabvuto Carpenter (vocals), Amy Keys (vocals). That’s quite a setup with Williams and Porcaro rejoining the band. I enjoyed this setup for the past few years.
Unfortunately a few weeks ago, Steve Lukather reported, that Simon Phillips and Nathan East will be leaving the band. Both will focus more on their own career, which I also quite enjoy. On a positive note: Steve Hungate will join Toto on bass. Hungate was a Toto member until 1982, so again the band is getting one step closer to a more original setup. Of course, there is no real substitute for their original drummer Jeff Porcaro, who died in 1992. Keith Karlock will join Toto in 2015 after completing the current Steely Dan tour. Since Jeff has also been a member of Steely Dan back in the days, this might be an interesting setup for the future.
I am looking forward to the new record and the next european tour.