Toto release video for new song “Orphan”

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Photo (C) Heather Porcaro

Toto have released a video for their track “Orphan.”

The song is taken from their forthcoming new album, XIV, the band’s first for 9 years.

Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro recently indicated that although the album is the linear follow up to the group’s 2006 LP Falling In Between, the band are looking on the new material as a sequel to 1982’s Toto IV.

“This is opposite of going through the motions,” he said. “We are treating this like it is Toto V. We just want to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. Be true to ourselves and make the best music we can. Entertain people which is what we were put on this Earth for.”

Check out the video for “Orphan” below:

The full tracklist for XIV is as follows:

Toto XIV Cover01. “Running Out Of Time”
02. “Burn”
03. “Holy War”
04. “21st Century Blues”
05. “Orphan”
06. “Unknown Soldier (For Jeffrey)”
07. “The Little Things”
08. “Chinatown”
09. “All The Tears That Shine”
10. “Fortune”
11. “Great Expectations”

Toto will head out on tour in the Spring, with four dates across the UK and Ireland:

May 21: Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
May 23: Dublin, Vicar Street
May 25: Manchester, O2 Apollo
May 26: London, Eventim Apollo

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Toto confirm release of new album and world tour

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Photo (C) Heather Porcaro

Toto are set to release their first album in nine years the band have revealed.

XIV is set for release on the 20th of March and will be followed up by a world tour beginning in Glasgow in May.

Says keyboard player Steve Porcaro: “This is opposite of going through the motions. We are treating this like it is Toto V, our follow-up to TOTO IV. We just want to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. Be true to ourselves and make the best music we can. Entertain people which is what we were put on this Earth for.”

“When you put us in a room, and everybody brings in their pieces, the next thing you know it all fits together,” adds guitarist Steve Lukather. “Everybody’s performances are top notch. We are really bringing our best out, forcing ourselves to make personal best choices, what’s best for the music. I’m really excited to hear what people think.”

Album co-producer CJ Vanston says of the new record: “There have never been better musicians on the planet, especially in a band together. This is an amazing record and I am completely thrilled to be a part of it. This is a dream job for me.”

The tracklist for XIV is:

01. “Running Out Of Time”
02. “Burn”
03. “Holy War”
04. “21st Century Blues”
05. “Orphan”
06. “Unknown Soldier (For Jeffrey)”
07. “The Little Things”
08. “Chinatown”
09. “All The Tears That Shine”
10. “Fortune”
11. “Great Expectations”

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