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Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday 16th May, 2011

No time for this really and this will be the last post here until we return next Tuesday from our break, but Ronnie deserves this. Cheers, Al

Remembering Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio - 1 Year gone already. RIP - A legendary singer, frontman and by all accounts nice guy and a true rock fan too. July 10th, 1942 - May 16th, 2010. Gone but never forgotten.

Celebrated rock band ‘TOTO’ will perform a rare concert at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday 26th June, 2011. This will be TOTO’s only UK concert this year.

Tickets are available from the 24 Hour Ticket Hotline 0844 888 9991 or 0844 847 1642, or book online from or

TOTO will perform all their classic hits from a career that spans 34 years. Fans can expect to hear all the greatest hits including Hold The Line, Rosanna and Africa. The current line-up features Joseph Williams (lead vocals), David Paich (keyboards), Steve Lukather (guitar, vocals), Steve Porcaro (keyboards), Simon Phillips (drums), and Nathan East (bass guitar).

The band will also perform songs from their 12 studio albums including their eponymous debut Toto (1978), followed by Hydra (1979), Turn Back (1981), Toto IV (1982), Isolation (1984), Fahrenheit (1986), The Seventh One (1988), Kingdom of Desire (1992), Tambu (1995), Mindfields (1999), Through The Looking Glass (2002) and Falling In Between (2006)

TOTO are featured on the front cover of the new issue of “AOR” magazine. The new issue features an 11-page retrospective that chronicles the history of TOTO written by Derek Oliver, plus a free cover mount CD, “AOR Anthems,” that includes a live recording of TOTO’s “Pamela” exclusively mixed for AOR by TOTO drummer, Simon Phillips.


21 Jun 2011 Bruxelles Forest National Belgium

23 Jun 2011 Amsterdam Heineken Hall Netherlands

24 Jun 2011 Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall Netherlands

26 Jun 2011 London Hammersmith Apollo UK

27 Jun 2011 Paris Le Zenith France

28 Jun 2011 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier France

30 Jun 2011 Copenhagen KB Hallen Denmark

01 Jul 2011 Stockholm Skansen Solliden Sweden

03 Jul 2011 Riihimaki / Helsinki Riihimakirock Finland

05 Jul 2011 Borgholm Slottsruinen Borgholm Sweden

06 Jul 2011 Gothenburg Tradgardsforeningen Sweden

08 Jul 2011 Tysnesfest - Bergen Gjerstad Hovud Arena Norway

09 Jul 2011 Kristiansand Ravnedalen Norway

10 Jul 2011 Vejle Open Air Denmark

12 Jul 2011 Hamburg Stadtpark Freilichtb├╝hne Germany

14 Jul 2011 Straubing Jazz an der Donau Germany

15 Jul 2011 Ulm Klosterhof Wiblingen Germany

16 Jul 2011 Zurich Live at Sunset Switzerland

17 Jul 2011 Verona Castello Scaligero Di Villafranca Italy

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