Toto, Michael McDonald to co-star in summer 2014 tour
Toto and Michael McDonald have announced a co-headlining tour for this summer, including two stops in Florida. The pair play Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Aug. 19 and Hollywood's Seminole Hard Rock on Aug. 20.
Why Toto and McDonald? Turns out their old friends, dating back to McDonald's appearance on Toto's I'll Be Over You in 1986. And Toto members Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro and Luke collaborated with McDonald on 1982's If That's What It Takes. The list of joint projects goes on and on.
"I so look forward to the dates I'll play with Toto this summer, not only because they're old friends but also because they're one of the most talented and significant American bands," McDonald said in the tour annoucement.
"I can’t wait to get out on the road with Michael McDonald and his band. There is some deep history between us and it’s always a great hang," Toto's Steve Porcaro said.
Tickets for the Clearwater show are priced at $95, $65 and $45 and are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office and go on sale April 19 at noon.
Here's a full list of tour dates.
8/2 - Grand Ronde, OR @ Spirit Mount Casino
8/3 - Marysville, WA @ Tulalip Resort Casino
8/5 - Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
8/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
8/9 - Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
8/10 - Pala, CA @ Pala Casino
8/14 - Newkrik, OK @ First Council Casino
8/15 - Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
8/16 - Durant, OK @ Choctaw Events Center
8/19 - Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/20 - Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock
8/22 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
8/23 - Blue Ash, OH @ Blue Ash Summit Park
8/24 - Charleston, WV @ The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
8/29 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
8/30 - Wisconsin Dells, WI @ Crystal Grand Music Theatre
8/31 - Windsor, ON @ Caesar's Windsor
9/3 - Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
9/5 - Lincoln, RI @ Twin River Casino
9/6 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Harrahs
9/7 - Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Center For The Arts