The fans have complained, and Weezer has listened. The popular rock band continues to play (plenty of pun intended) with their fans, as well as the fans of Toto, with their ongoing tribute covers of the classic rock band. Following some previously released covers of Toto’s “Rosanna” and “Toto” earlier this month, Weezer appeared as the musical guests on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday night at the show’s outdoor Los Angeles studios, where they blessed the rains (there was no actual rain) and the fans in attendance with a brilliant live cover of “Africa.” To make the live performance even more special, Weezer were joined by Toto’s own keyboardist and co-founding member, Steve Porcaro.
The entire performance of “Africa” can be watched in full in the pro-shot video above. The song opens up with those warm and familiar synth lines before the band tears into the opening lyrics. The members of Weezer seem to have a pretty good hold on the song, but it’s always nice to get by with a little help from your friends, which is exactly what happened with Porcaro comes onto the stage to join them just in time for the solo starting at the video’s 2:15 minute mark. The band also performed their own popular hit, “Buddy Holly,” which can be seen in the video below.
The band’s involvement with Toto’s music is somewhat of an online sensation ever since some fan named Mary created a Twitter account (@WeezerAfrica) in hopes of getting Weezer to cover the popular rock song, according to Pitchfork.
Speaking of Toto, the band had quite the exciting Tuesday of their own, as they announced their upcoming North American tour plans in celebration of their 40 Trips Around The Sun anniversary greatest hits album. Tickets for select shows on Toto’s upcoming summer-into-fall tour will be going on sale late this week and can be purchased by clicking here.