Toto announces first album in nine years

AFP-JIJI

Toto, known especially for the 1980’s hit “Africa,” will release its first album in nearly a decade.

The Los Angeles-area rockers said they regarded “Toto XIV,” their first album of new material since 2006, as a sequel to 1982’s “Toto IV,” which jumpstarted the band’s career.

“This is the opposite of going through the motions,” said keyboardist Steve Porcaro, the last of three brothers from the original lineup.

“Toto XIV” is set to come out between March 20 and 24 around the world.