Toto are the signers of "Africa", "Hold The Line" or "Rosana", genuine rock standards of the last five decades. They are an institution of contemporary popular music, with millions of records sold worldwide.
There are songs that are above everything, even their own authors. This is the case of "Africa", "Hold The Line" or "Rosana", authentic rock standards of the last five decades, object of countless versions and millions of reproductions in all kinds of platforms. Not everyone knows that they bear the signature of Toto, the band formed in 1976 in Los Angeles by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro and currently led by Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams: a formation of virtuosos who drank from pop, funk, blues and soul, and who have since managed to place more than forty million records in homes around the world, making their message known to several generations of fans. Winners of six Grammy Awards for their acclaimed album "Toto IV" in 1983, which earned them the signing of Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones to the credits of "Thriller" (1982), Toto arrive at Noches del Botánico with what is their fifth incarnation on stage and as part of their "Dogz of Oz" tour, with a line-up that, along with Lukather and Williams, includes bassist John Pierce (Huey Lewis and The News), drummer Robert Searight (Snarky Puppy) and keyboardist Steve Maggiora. They will give a wide-ranging survey of all their hits, with a few stops on Lukather and Williams' solo albums.
Javier Vargas from Madrid is an institution of blues and rock español, from the privileged position that gives him more than three decades and about twenty albums in front of the Vargas Blues Band. His new work, "Blues Magic Live" (2024), exhibits one of his strong points: the power of his live performance, in this case with the recording of a concert last December in Madrid, in which he played his classics with such prestigious guests as Bobby Alexander, Miguel Ríos and John Parsons. Another demonstration of vigor, which enhances a record that includes collaborations with Andrés Calamaro, Rafael Riqueni, Flaco Jiménez, Chris Rea or Carles Benavent, and concerts in the most prestigious blues festivals in the world.