UPDATE 04/07/18: Bobby Kimball’s 2018 Australian tour has been cancelled. In a statement, promoters Legend Voices Touring said, “We are disappointed that the tour cannot proceed at this time.
“All purchased tickets will be fully refunded. Any ticket enquiries can be made directly with the venues.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Bobby Kimball, the longtime Toto frontman who lent his vocals to that iconic ‘Africa’ chorus, has announced a 2018 Australian tour.
Arriving just months after Toto revealed plans to tour Australia in 2019, Kimball’s tour announcement comes ahead of his first trip to Australia in a decade.
Performing hits from Toto’s discography (and his 2017 solo album We’re Not In Kansas Anymore) with a full backing band, Kimball will perform in Melbourne, Penrith, Sydney, Newcastle, the Gold Coast, Wollongong and Adelaide this September.
“It’s been a busy 2018 but I’m so looking forward to coming back out to Australia in September. I played out there with Toto twice and each time was a real fun experience for me,” says Kimball.
“The Aussie fans are so incredible. I can’t believe it’s been more than 10 years since I was last there.”
Kimball was Toto’s original lead vocalist, and appeared on their first four studio albums, lending his voice to songs like ‘Africa’, ‘Rosanna’, ‘Hold The Line’ and ‘I’ll Supply The Love’. He performed with the band from 1976 to 1984, and again from 1997 until they disbanded in 2008.
Supporting Kimball’s 2018 Australian tour will be Mark Gable from Aussie rockers The Choirboys.
Catch all the dates and ticket details, below.
Bobby Kimball 2018 Australian Tour — CANCELLED
Supported by Mark Gable
Thursday, September 20 — CANCELLED
The Forum, Melbourne
Friday, 21st September — CANCELLED
Evan Theatre, Penrith
Monday, 24th September — CANCELLED
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday, 25th September — CANCELLED
Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Wednesday, 26th September — CANCELLED
Star City Casino, Gold Coast
Friday, 28th September — CANCELLED
Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong
Sunday, 30th September — CANCELLED
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide