||STEVE LUKATHER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM AND PLAY UK DATES IN 2013
25th October 2012
Mascot Label Group will release the highly anticipated seventh solo album, 'Transition', by guitarist, vocalist, composer/producer/arranger, Steve Lukather, on Monday 21st January 2013.
One of the original founding members of the multi-million selling rock band Toto, Lukather will showcase his innate feel for rock and jazz guitar music, along with his impeccable song writing talents. Transition showcases extraordinary guitar playing performed across some of the most heartfelt songs of Steve's career.
'Transition' strikes a perfect balance of style, power and imagination as Lukather takes risks and faces challenges in ways most other players can't fathom.
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Over the previous decade a series of trials including divorce, the death of his mother and business hassles had dampened his joy in music making — a passion that drove Lukather to excel since seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan as a seven-year-old growing up in San Fernando Valley.
Today the guitar guru is happy, healthy and strongly reconnected to his muse, and the lushly expressive 'Transition', his second Mascot album, finds him at a creative peak.
"'Transition' is a turning point for the album and a turning point for me," Lukather explains. "As we were writing the songs, I was thinking about everything I've seen — all the people I've lost in my life, the great and the difficult experiences I've had, and how ultimately it was time to get it together and embrace things for what they are. We've only got one life to live so we should make the most of it."
Following the release of the new album, Lukather will embark on an extensive European tour that will take in two UK concerts at London's Islington o2 Academy (March 29) and Bilston's Robin 2 (March 30).
In addition to his work with Toto, Lukather has played on hundreds of albums with some of the biggest stars and legends in music including Van Halen, Whitney Houston, Alice Cooper, George Benson and Rod Stewart.
Along with several Grammy Awards over the years, in April 2010 Luke received the international Eddy Christiani Award for 33 years of guitar mastership.
STEVE LUKATHER MARCH 2013 UK TOUR DATES
Friday 29th March 2012: o2 Islington Academy London
Saturday 30th March 2012: The Robin 2 Bilston