immediate release, London, England –
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. The album will be followed by an extensive European tour that will include two UK concerts at London’s Islington o2 Academy (March 29) and Bilston’s Robin 2 (March 30).
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. The album will be released in three formats including limited deluxe edition CD, jewel case CD, and vinyl. Pre-order Transition album and merchandise HERE.
2. Creep Motel
3. Once Again
4. Right The Wrong
6. Last Man Standing
7. Do I Stand Alone
8. Rest of the World
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.
“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.”
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, he even played guitar on Michael Jackson’s multi-million selling milestone album ‘Thriller’.