Toto was formed in 1976, in Los Angeles, and the band is known for a combination of musical styles, with elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, blues and jazz.
The band enjoyed commercial success in the late 1970s and 1980s, beginning with the band’s debut album released in 1978, Toto. With the release of their fourth album, Toto IV, in 1982, the band became one of the best-selling music groups of their era.
Toto is widely known for hits like Hold the Line, Rosanna and Africa. To date, the band released 17 studio albums and sold over 40 million records worldwide. The group received several Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2009.
Toto released their Greatest Hits album, titled 40 Trips Around the Sun, on February 9, 2018. The same year, they embarked on a world tour promoting the album and celebrating 40 years of playing music.
Their 40 Trips Around The Sun tour in Europe and North America have seen them performing to packed houses every night, including sold out stops at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall in London and The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The tour is the band’s most extensive run in years and is now extending deep into 2019 around the globe.
Lucca Summer Festival 2019, one of the most important music festivals in Italy, will take place during the month of July, in Lucca. The concerts are usually held within the historic walls of Lucca, in Piazza Napoleone, Piazza San Martino, Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, at the Porta Elisa soccer stadium in Lucca or the Pini stadium in Viareggio.