BEATROUTE BC E-EDITION

British Columbia

Recent
Meghan Fenske And Beach Body Co-Create A Reason For Pause

Meghan Fenske And Beach Body Co-Create A Reason For Pause

by Kaitlin Moerman VANCOUVER – Video killed the radio star. Then the Internet burst in and scattered everything into a…

Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad

Toto Live At the Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts

Thursday 09th, August 2018 / 20:37
By Carlos Oen

Photo by Tom Paille

Centre for the Performing Arts
July 30th, 2018

Toto celebrated 40 years as one of the best bands rocking (and progressive jazzing) on planet Earth. A crowd of all colours and ages came to the Center in Vancouver for the Performing Arts to listen to these living legends play some of their greatest classic rock hits.

Photo by Tom Paille

“It is hard to make a set list for this band,” said lead singer Joseph Williams.
While playing “Lea,” guitarist Steve Lukather looked sharp with his pointy white shoes with black dots, and played even sharper a beautiful blue guitar. Although the band was not complete – keyboardist David Paich stayed behind, recovering from the last European tour.

Photo by Tom Paille

Canadian concert etiquette threatened to stain the performance, but just as “Rosanna” was starting, Williams saved the day. “Stand up! Let’s have some fun,” he said to a crowd that accepted the emancipation invitation and started singing out loud. “You guys can sing!”

For some time, the concert became something like a workshop. Sorter versions of “Georgy Porgy,” “Holyanna” and “Stop Loving You” were followed by anecdotes and recognition to their writers.

Photo by Tom Paille

Two unexpected covers surprised a pleased audience. First came George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which was honoured with a long and dramatic guitar solo. The second cover was “Hash Pipe” and was directed to Weezer in response to their cover of “Africa.” “This is our tribute to Weezer, god bless ’em,” said guitarist Steve Lukather.

Yes. They did play “Africa.” Williams made sure everyone hum to the recognizable introduction melody. What followed was a rhythm delight under a bright yellow light, executed by percussionist Lenny Castro.

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:

BeatRoute.ca is a member of Apple Music's Affiliate Program. This site collects commissions on purchases that our site's readers decide to make from Apple Music/iTunes affiliate embeds and hyperlinks provided in our posts.