Watch Toto’s Steve Porcaro Help Weezer Cover ‘Africa’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Watch Toto’s Steve Porcaro Help Weezer Cover ‘Africa’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Toto’s “Africa” is something of a legendary song, especially in the age of the internet — and when Weezer answered the prayers of online fans by recording and releasing a cover of the synth-heavy ’80s jam (as well as “Rosanna”) a few weeks ago, it was met with enthusiasm.

In fact, the cover is Weezer’s highest-charting single since 2009’s “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To,” so the decision to record the song has been a blessing for Rivers Cuomo and the band.

Weezer stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday afternoon to play the song, and for good measure they brought along Toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro, who emerged onstage just in time for the iconic keyboard solo halfway through teh tune:

Good times.

Weezer also played their 1994 breakthrough hit, “Buddy Holly,” for good measure:

This renewed attention thrown at Weezer, which was already deserving thanks to their solid 2017 album Pacific Daydream, comes right as they prepare to hit the road with Pixies on a co-headlining tour. Catch a show:

23 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
26 Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, New Orleans, LA
27 Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, TX
29 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
30 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX

6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
7 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
8 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, IN
10 KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
11 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
13 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
14 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
15 Lakeview Amphitheatre, Syracuse, NY
17 Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
18 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
20 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
21 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
22 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
24 Costal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
25 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
27 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
28 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN
29 Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
31 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village, CO

1 USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, UT
4 White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
7 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
11 Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
12 AK-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ

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