Steve Lukather: Ultimate Classic Rock interview

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Steve Lukather is set to kick off his new tour tonight (Aug. 2) with Toto tonight alongside co-headliner and five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald. Just before the curtain rises however, he took a bit of time to shed some light on what fans can expect to see at the show.

In an interview with ABC News Radio, Lukather revealed that his band intends to collaborate on a nightly basis with their golden-throated tour mate. “He’s gonna come out and play with us and we’re gonna come out and play with him,” Lukather explained. “And both of us are gonna do our sets as well.”
For fans of Toto and McDonald, the urge to work together shouldn’t come as a surprise given their intertwined histories. “Michael was in Steely Dan with [late founding Toto drummer] Jeff Porcaro when we were still in high school,” Lukather noted. He also added that the singer “was at one point approached to be in our band, but he had just joined the Doobie Brothers like a week before.”
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