Yes and Toto will join forces late this summer for a co-headlining North American tour that’s scheduled to span 26 dates starting in August.
The tour finds both bands celebrating the release of a new project. Toto’s new album, Toto XIV, breaks a nearly 10-year recording drought, and has brought the band its highest Billboard chart position in decades; Yes, meanwhile, are prepping the July 7 release of their latest live CD/DVD, Like It Is.
“We are so honored to be touring with our musical heroes,” enthuses Toto guitarist Steve Lukather. “Life-changing music for me and the guys, and we even have a song on our new record totally inspired by them, so it is a lifelong love of their music that has kept us fans to this day. We all stood and waited in line for tickets to see Close to the Edge and Topographic … many many shows as young upcoming musicians/fans in the ’70s and were blown away and inspired to be better musicians and composers by Yes’ amazing music, musicianship and insanely cool live shows. This is a crazy dream come true for us and we can’t wait to do this tour and to make new friends and solidify old friendships.”