TOTO: David Paich to Sit Out 2018 North American Tour Due to Health Concerns

Toto has announced that founding keyboardist David Paich will not be performing on the band’s planned North American tour.  According to an official statement, “the recent European appearances took a toll on his personal well-being, and it is in his best interests to forego the impact the rigorous wear and tear being on the road brings until he is feeling 100 percent.  He plans on focusing on his health, and looks forward to returning to the road when ready to do so.”

“To say this was a difficult decision would be a complete understatement,” Paich says.  “I hope you will all be understanding of my need to be home. I look forward to joining the boys again on stage ASAP.”

Keyboardist Dominique “Xavier” Talpin (Prince) has been named as Paich’s temporary replacement.