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Four Tours From Toyah

October 18th, 2014

This evening Toyah’s new UK tour begins. Revisit a selection of Toyah’s recent tours: From Sheep Farming To Anthem (2011); The Changeling Resurrection (Spring 2012); The Changeling Resurrection II (Autumn 2012); Love Is The Law & More (2013) – Click on each image below to view photographs from the tours…

Love Is The Law & More: Exclusive Downloads

June 5th, 2013

To celebrate the announcement of the Love Is The Law & More Tour two live Toyah recordings have been made available for the first time as downloads to add to your collection. They are the special soundcheck version of Rebel Run from The Regal, Oxford in 2011 and the brass version of I Explode from the Wasted Festival 2005. These download links will expire on 31st July 2013 so be sure to catch them while you can.

Three Tours From Toyah!

April 26th, 2013

Toyah tweeted the other day that the Autumn dates (marking the 30th anniversary of the Love Is The Law album and tour) will be announced soon. Now seems as good a time as any to take a look back at the other recent anniversary Toyah tours. Click on each of the below to view numerous photos from each tour. (Thanks to Angus Turner & Ray Sears)

Toyah News Briefs

September 12th, 2012

Vinyl Dreams: Toyah – Thunder In The Mountains/Street Addict: The one with the Mad Max Vid (thanks to Godley and Creme), a gem from 1981. Lots of operatics and bombast with main track, Lady Ga Ga borrowed a lot from her! “Street Addict” is a slower, much darker track and a rare, fan favourite. (Thanks to Andrew)

From Sheep Farming To Anthem 2011: We Are at the 02 Islington, London in June 2011. View at You Tube. (Thanks to Mark Evans)

Jelly, featuring Stevie Bray, are playing more live dates. Further details on where and when is available at their Facebook page.

Toyah News Briefs

September 10th, 2012

The Changeling Tour 1982: ‘Angel and Me’, live at the, now demolished, Glasgow Apollo in July 1982. Listen at Fuck Yeah Toyah – and browse some rare photos too, including Toyah with Marianne Faithfull in 1981!

Angels and Demons: 350 Months Later: Some of the A&D Toyah fans, who famously provided backing vocals on the title track of ‘Love Is The Law’ in Summer 1983, revisited the Mermaid Theatre last week, 30 years after they made it their temporary home while Toyah played Trafford Tanzi. View some photos of the reunion at the ‘I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan’ Facebook.

From Sheep Farming To Anthem 2011: Ieya at the 02 Islington, London in June 2011. View at You Tube. (Thanks to Mark Evans)

From Sheep Farming To Anthem: Toyah On Tour 2011

September 4th, 2012

Toyah’s 2011 UK tour, From Sheep Farming To Anthem, was a huge success and is already looked back on fondly by fans.

The tour saw Toyah wear an array of her legendary Melissa Caplan outfits and perform songs she hadn’t played live for decades at numerous venues through the UK. A true indulgence for diehard fans.

Relive the entire tour at Dreamscape’s comprehensive From Sheep Farming To Anthem section: Detailed news coverage, reviews, press articles, video clips, fan art… Plus a huge gallery of photos from almost every concert.

Official Toyah: Monthly Online Live Track #6

August 6th, 2012

The sixth monthly online live track has been added to Toyah’s official website. It’s ‘Masai Boy’, recorded live at The Regal, Oxford in July 2011, on the ‘From Sheep Farming To Anthem’ tour.

Toyah’s official website will be offering visitors exclusive live tracks each month as Toyah’s summer festival/concert dates and The Changeling Resurrection II approach. At the beginning of each month an exclusive live track recorded from Toyah’s extensive 2011 tour dates will feature on the Gigs page.

The live tracks will be available to listen to for a limited time only with a new track replacing it each month. These live tracks are a taster for a special live album release planned for digital release in autumn/winter of 2012.

• Listen to ‘Masai Boy’, live at The Regal, Oxford, here | View news on the previous live tracks here (these are no longer available).

Official Toyah: Monthly Online Live Track #5

July 11th, 2012

The fifth monthly online live track has been added to Toyah’s official website. It’s ‘Demolition Men’, recorded live at Ropetackle Arts Centre in October 2011, on the ‘From Sheep Farming To Anthem’ tour.

Toyah’s official website will be offering visitors exclusive live tracks each month as Toyah’s summer festival/concert dates and The Changeling Resurrection II approach. At the beginning of each month an exclusive live track recorded from Toyah’s extensive 2011 tour dates will feature on the Gigs page.

The live tracks will be available to listen to for a limited time only with a new track replacing it each month. These live tracks are a taster for a special live album release planned for digital release in autumn/winter of 2012.

• Listen to ‘Demolition Men’, live at Ropetackle Arts Centre, here | View news on the previous live tracks here (these are no longer available).

I Was A Warrior, But Life’s Unkind…

July 9th, 2012

I’d always thought the photo below right, from the ‘From Sheep Farming To Anthem’ 2011 tour at Leicester Square Theatre in London, reminded me of another photo. It wasn’t until Andi recently sent me the above ‘New Chartbusters’ article that I realised which one… Toyah 1980 & 2011! Click to zoom. (Thanks to Andi & Damon King)

Official Toyah: Monthly Online Live Track #4

June 2nd, 2012

The fourth monthly online live track has been added to Toyah’s official website. It’s ‘Rebel Run’, recorded live at The Oxford Regal soundcheck in July 2011, on the ‘From Sheep Farming To Anthem’ tour.

Toyah’s official website will be offering visitors exclusive live tracks each month as Toyah’s Changeling Tour and summer festival/concert dates approach. At the beginning of each month an exclusive live track recorded from Toyah’s extensive 2011 tour dates will feature on the Gigs page.

The live tracks will be available to listen to for a limited time only with a new track replacing it each month. These live tracks are a taster for a special live album release planned for digital release in autumn/winter of 2012.

• Listen to ‘Rebel Run’, live at The Oxford Regal, here.

On The Eve Of ‘The Changeling Resurrection’…

April 13th, 2012

… take a look back at last year’s ‘From Sheep Farming To Anthem’ tour. View 100s of photos, from many of the dates, at the dedicated Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks to Lärwi & Damon)

Official Toyah: Monthly Online Live Track #2

April 2nd, 2012

The second monthly online live track has been added to Toyah’s official website. It’s the majestic ‘Pop Star’, recorded live at The Regal, Oxford on 2nd July 2011.

Toyah’s official website will be offering visitors exclusive live tracks each month as Toyah’s Changeling Tour and summer festival/concert dates approach. At the beginning of each month an exclusive live track recorded from Toyah’s extensive 2011 tour dates will feature on the Gigs page.

The live tracks will be available to listen to for a limited time only with a new track replacing it each month. These live tracks are a taster for a special live album release planned for digital release in autumn/winter of 2012.

• Listen to ‘Pop Star’, live at Oxford’s The Regal, here.

Toyah On Tour: From Sheep Farming To Anthem 2011

March 30th, 2012

We are just about to hit April… and that month is all about ‘The Changeling’, ‘The Changeling Resurrection 2012′ and pretty much nothing else. What else could possibly matter when it’s the 30th anniversary of something so good? Before that, time for a look back to last year’s ‘From Sheep Farming To Anthem’ UK tour: Check out all the news, photos, imagery, press, reviews and gossip at Dreamscape’s ‘FSF-A’ bumper section.

Official Toyah: Monthly Online Live Tracks

March 14th, 2012

Toyah’s official website will be offering visitors exclusive live tracks each month as Toyah’s Changeling Tour and summer festival/concert dates approach. At the beginning of each month an exclusive live track recorded from Toyah’s extensive 2011 tour dates will feature on the Gigs page.

The live tracks will be available to listen to for a limited time only with a new track replacing it each month. These live tracks are a taster for a special live album release planned for digital release in autumn/winter of 2012.

• Listen to the first, ‘Latex Messiah’, live at Manchester Academy, here.

October 2011: From Sugar Rush To Classics Revisited!

October 1st, 2011

Welcome to October: A month, definitely, of two halves: Half One is all about The Humans, the new ‘Sugar Rush’ album and the ‘Sugar Rush’ UK tour. Half Two is so crammed full of ‘From Sheep Farming To Anthem’… so many classic songs, iconic Melissa Caplan outfits and quintessential Toyah moments… that it’s difficult to move in there… in a good way!

The US ‘Sugar Rush’ dates have been critically acclaimed, with 4-star album reviews, and standing ovations along the way, and the UK tour is definitely not to be missed. Who can put it better than Toyah? She tweeted yesterday: “Sugar Rush stormed the usa, can’t wait for u 2 hear it. Its like original toyah meets space punk“. How can anyone resist that? The new material, which will be heard live on the ‘Sugar Rush’ tour, combines haunting soundscapes, edgy experiments and sweet melodies. Please click on the above promo flyers for full details on how to see both tours. Unfortunately The Humans’ Glasgow date at King Tuts has been postponed by the promoters, but there are still six English/Welsh ‘Sugar Rush’ concerts to go to.