Leland Sklar Rejoins Toto Replacing Original Bassist David Hungate

Leland Sklar will return as the bassist for Toto, as founding member David Hungate comes off the road.

Leland Sklar will return as the bassist for Toto, as founding member David Hungate comes off the road. Hungate recently publicly shared, “There’s no place like home, particularly after 4 months on the road. The past two years reunion with Toto has been one of the sweetest experiences, and greatest honors of my life. All good things must come to an end however. I no longer have the stamina and resilience required for extended touring, and I do need to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Much gratitude to the fans and friends who have supported the band over the years, and to my brothers in Toto… I can never thank you adequately for the music, the laughs and the friendship going back 40 years. Love and happy trails to you all.”

Collectively, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams offer, “We would like to express HUGE love and gratitude to or brother David Hungate for his gifted playing, his amazing professionalism and good humor. It was awesome having you back these last two years and we will cherish the memories. You have not seen the last of us. Stay well brother.”

Toto will return to the road in early 2016 with a new string of shows beginning on January 27th in Brussels. Tour stops are scheduled in France, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The band will also return to Japan for eight dates beginning on March 3rd in Sundai. These will be the first set of dates in Asia for Toto since the release of TOTO XIV.

Toto's 2016 Tour: 

1/27Brussels, Belgium, Forest National
1/28Strasbourg, France, Zenith
1/29Paris, France, Olympia
1/31Bordeaux, France, Patinoire Meriadeck
2/01Nantes, France, Zenith
2/03Rouen, France, Zenith
2/04Epernay-Pierry, France, Le Millesium
2/06Torino, Italy, Parcolimpico Torino
2/07Montichiari, Brescia, Italy, Palazzetto dello Sport
2/09Vienna, Austria, Gasometer
2/11Tilburg, Netherlands, 013 Poppodium Tilburg
2/14Groningen, Netherlands, Oosterpoort
2/15Aarhus, Denmark, Scandinavian Congress Center
2/17Stavanger, Norway, DNB Arena
2/18Oslo, Norway, Sentrum Scene
2/19Stockholm, Sweden, Fryshuset
2/21Helsinki, Finland, Icehall
3/03Sendai, Japan, Sendai Sun Plaza
3/04Yokohama, Japan, Pacifico
3/07Tokyo, Japan, Nihon Budokan
3/09Fukuoka, Japan, Zepp (Fukuoka)
3/10Hiroshima, Japan, Hiroshima Ueno Gakuen Hall
3/14Osaka, Japan, Festival Hall
3/15Nagoya, Japan, Nagoya Shi Kokaido 

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David Hungate: Toto Recall

“It’s been an incredible reunion,” says David Hungate of his return to Toto, the band he co-founded in 1977 with his longtime rhythm-section mates David Paich (keyboards) and Jeff Porcaro (drums).