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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Steve Lukather on Toto’s overlooked Yes connections: ‘Shameless nods to our heroes? Sure’


Steve Lukather knows just what your average classic-rock fan is going to say about Toto’s just-announced 2015 summer North American tour with Yes — at least at first. “Really! That’s interesting,” he says, chuckling. “Then they might go, ‘Wow, that’s really cool! I’d go see that.'”
Toto, which has just released its first Billboard-charting album since 1990, confirmed this shared bill earlier today. The well-received Toto XIV has, in fact, debuted in the Top 10 across nine countries. Together with the buzz surrounding these shows with Yes — they’re touring behind Heaven and Earth, Yes’ first studio effort with frontman Jon Davison — Toto arrives at U.S. stages on a roll.
“This could be the best couple of years that we’ve had for Toto in decades and decades,” Lukather says, in an exclusive Something Else! Sitdown. “I’m shocked, but in the most positive way. It’s going to be a different energy level on stage this time.”
In truth, however, what seems like one of the year’s more offbeat pairings actually has a lengthy history.

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