The name Toto comes from the word in toto, a Latin phrase that means “all-encompassing”. It is also a play on the dog from the Wizard of Oz. The band first gained prominence in 1991, when they performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival. They also toured Europe in 2000, and released a live album, Live at Montreux. Toto has since had a string of successful albums and tours, with most of their songs having become hits.
In early 1981, Toto released their third album, Turn Back. This release featured heavier guitar and fewer keyboards. It failed to chart in the United States and Norway, and was not even certified gold in those countries. However, the album did reach gold status in Japan, where it became a staple of Toto’s tour schedule. The album also topped the UK and Norwegian charts. Toto’s new singer, Jean-Michael Byron, subsequently won a Grammy Award.
Although Toto initially split up, Shannon Forrest stayed on as Toto’s drummer. The band went on to tour the United States together as a trio. The band’s popularity continued to grow as the duo released more albums. They toured the country in early 1979 and were nominated for several Grammy Awards. Toto became a household name with songs such as “Georgy Porgy”, “Hold the Line” and “I’ll Supply the Love.”
The band also released a live album in 2003 called Falling in Between Live. It was recorded in Paris in March 2007. This album follows 2003’s Live In Amsterdam and 1993’s Absolutely Live. The live album was Toto’s fourth. A third Toto album was called The Dream and was released in 2009. The second live album was titled In Between. The first two albums were recorded in Chicago in August 2004. The tour spanned the continent, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.
In addition to their live concerts, Toto has also released a number of albums and a television miniseries. In addition to the original Wizard of Oz, Toto has had a number of success stories over the years, with singles such as the highly acclaimed ‘Toto’ movie. Despite this, their fans can expect a great show from them. It’s not a bad deal for Toto to celebrate their 40th anniversary as a band, as they are known to be good friends with all fans.
During the same period, the band released the album Mindfields. It featured three singles, but was only mentioned in the film Wicked musical adaptation. Toto officially ended their tour in 2000. In 2001, David Paich took a break from touring and re-joined the band. After the release of their album, Toto embarked on a world tour to promote the new record. During the time, the band has continued to tour the United States and Europe.