Toto will bless the rains down in Africa at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall this fall

Toto (2015). Photo via SKH Music.
Toto (2015). Photo via SKH Music.
Published June 12 2018

We're officially living in a world owned by Toto's Africa.

The 1982 hit seems to keep finding new, more vibrant life online every day. The most recent example: Weezer's fan-mandated cover version, which this week actually landed on Billboard's Hot 100 as the band's biggest hit in a decade.

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Now you, too, will get the chance to bless the rains down in Africa when Toto comes to Clearwater this fall.

The Grammy-winning band will bring their 40th anniversary "40 Trips Around the Sun" tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Oct. 24, the venue announced today. Tickets start at $43.25 and go on sale at noon Friday. Click here for details.

While Africa is the song of the moment right now on social media — actually, it's basically the song of the moment anytime it comes on — Toto's got a pretty strong legacy beyond that one hit, including songs like Rosanna, Hold the Line and I Won't Hold You Back. Their Toto IV won the Grammy for Album of the Year, and they contributed quite a bit to Michael Jackson's Thriller.

As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengetti, you know you want to see this show.

— Jay Cridlin

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