Date: Saturday, June 3, with doors at 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 777 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi), www.hrhcbiloxi.com
Tickets: $29.99-$49.99, available through Ticketmaster
When the band Toto claims it has had a large “imprint on pop culture,” it’s not exaggerating. New generations have become familiar with Toto through its animated appearance on Comedy Central’s “South Park,” as well as the use of its hit song “Africa” in the animated TV series “Family Guy.” (In fact, actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell used “Africa” to create a widely popular video of their honeymoon.)
In a more serious vein, Toto has spent nearly four decades spreading its jazz-infused, West Coast rock sounds around the world, earning six Grammys along the way.
Toto has added to its legacy with the release of its 13th studio album, “Toto XIV.” This album — in particular the first two tracks — proves Toto has the talent and ability to keep pace with contemporary music. Other tracks such as “Unknown Soldier (For Jeffrey)” and “The Little Things” serve as sonic flashbacks to Toto’s past.
The band also has released a “Live At Montreux” Blu-ray/DVD and is planning a grand celebration for its 40th anniversary in 2018.