Toto to Go Separate Ways at the End of 40th Anniversary Tour

Toto to Go Separate Ways at the End of 40th Anniversary Tour

In a new interview with The Morning Call, founding guitarist Steve Lukather spills that the band’s show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be the current line-up’s final gig together.

Rockers Toto will call it quits after one final show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania next week, October 20.

Founding guitarist Steve Lukather told The Morning Call in a new interview that the band’s current line-up, which includes co-founder Steve Porcaro and singer Joseph Williams, will go their separate ways when the group’s 40th-anniversary tour ends.

“I don’t know what the future’s gonna be, but I do know that’s gonna be the last show in Philly for the foreseeable future,” he said. “And certainly the end of this configuration of Toto… I can tell you that this version is dead October 20… We gotta take a break from all this.”

“We were beat up really badly and we gotta heal and figure out what’s going on. I mean, the music’s still there. I’m not saying I’m never gonna play this music again – that would be stupid to say; that would be a lie. I can play whatever I want from my entire career with whomever I want to, and so can everybody else. But I don’t know what that is yet.”

And the “Africa” hitmaker admits life on the road has taken its toll, even though he loves performing live.

“We’re playing better than ever. That’s the irony,” he added. “When we walk on stage, man, it’s like we’re kids again, and we just give it all we got. It keeps you youthful inside… That two hours-plus onstage is what we’re out here to do. That’s our big payoff. We don’t get paid for that. We get paid for the other 20 hours a day, where we’re in a very nice little prison called a hotel room.”

“I’ve been on the road my whole life. Going out and seeing the sights, I’ve kind of done that, you know?”