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Thunder In The Highlands: Newsy Bits!

April 18th, 2019

tith19f Thunder In The Highlands, Toyah’s four-date Scottish tour gets going on Thursday 25th April at Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh.

• There are also dates in Dundee (Church), Inverness (Ironworks) and Glasgow (Classic Grand) over subsequent nights from 26th – 28th April.

• This will include the first live performances of Dance In The Hurricane and features a set of Crimson Queen songs and classic hits and favourites from the last 40 years.

• The Glasgow venue has been upgraded to Classic Grand. Original tickets remain valid.

• A new 2019 Toyah T-shirt will be available alongside signed copies of a selection of recently discovered vintage Toyah vinyl.

• Buy your Thunder In The Highlands tickets here / Thanks to Breaking Through – The Official Toyah Mailing List.

W-Fest 2019: Belgium Festival Change Of Venue

April 16th, 2019

wfest19bAs previously mentioned last year, Toyah will play Belgium’s W-Fest this Summer. The four day festival – with Toyah playing on 16th August on the Synth Scene stage – has moved venue.

The festival runs from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August (with a tribute band gig on 14th August for those with five-night camping tickets) and boasts an incredible line-up of bands.

The festival includes a significant number of great bands. These include: The Primitives, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Stranglers,  The Blow Monkeys, Toyah, Johnny Hates Jazz, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones, Tony Hadley, Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic, Inertia, Lene Lovich, The Human League, Peter Hook & The Light, Killing Joke, Desperate Journalist, Nitzer Ebb, China Crisis, New Model Army, Jimmy Somerville and many others.

• Visit the W-Fest 2019 website for further details and links to book tickets.

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Thunder In The Highlands: Glasgow Venue Change

April 10th, 2019

tith19dDue to phenomenal demand Toyah’s Thunder In The Highlands Glasgow gig on 28th April has been upgraded to the Classic Grand venue! Original tickets remain valid.

Come early to catch the awesome Joe Bone & The Dark Vibes! If you still need a ticket click here.

Toyah has announced a series of four Scottish gigs in April 2019. Thunder In The Highlands Tour 2019 will play Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness and Glasgow.

The year 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of her music career as Toyah released her first ever single and studio album in 1979.

This concert –with her full electric band– is one of four exclusive Scottish dates that will be a celebratory retrospective including hit singles, album classics and fan favourites.

25 APRIL – EDINBURGH LIQUID ROOM | 26 APRIL – DUNDEE CHURCH | 27 APRIL – INVERNESS IRONWORKS | 28 APRIL – GLASGOW CLASSIC GRAND

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Live 2019: Let’s Rock – The Retro Winter Tour

April 8th, 2019

letsrockwinter19aToyah is playing Let’s Rock – The Retro Winter Tour in November and December.

28th November: Nottingham: Motorpoint Arena
11th December: Glasgow: SSE Hydro
13th December: London: Wembley SSE Arena

Artists announced so far are: Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, ABC, Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Boney M, Altered Images, Toyah, Sonia, Annabella Lwin, Peter Coyle, Dr & The Medics.

More will be announced in the lead up to the short tour.

Let’s Rock will be tucked up nice and warm indoors this winter as our Retro Winter Tour brings an amazing line-up to arenas in Nottingham, Glasgow and London. Pre-sale tickets available at 9am on Wednesday 10th April with general sale tickets from Friday 12th April.

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Northampton Chronicle: Toyah to Headline Northampton Venue

April 4th, 2019

nhampch15aToyah Willcox is returning to the Roadmender as part of her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal tour.

The singer-songwriter will be playing an unplugged set of her best-known hits and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful, 35-year career. From filming pop videos on horseback at 5am to acting alongside Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier, Toyah will be lifting the lid on working in the entertainment business.

…Toyah headlines the Roadmender on Saturday, April 6. Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets cost £22 before fees.

• Continue reading at the Northampton Chronicle & Echo. Book tickets for The Roadmender, Saturday 6th April, date here. There’s also An Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date tomorrow night, Friday 5th April, at The McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater. Book tickets for that here.

Brighton News: Music Icon Toyah Announces Brighton Concert

March 23rd, 2019

bhnews19aToyah hits the road in autumn 2019 to celebrate and perform material from her newly re-imagined double album ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’, released 12 April 2019. The album, written and arranged by Toyah Wilcox and Simon Darlow, presents a collection of finely honed songcraft, killer hooks and brings together two lifetimes of performing, writing and producing music.

The live dates will see the accomplished live performer present songs from the album including lead single ‘Sensational’ and epic album opener ‘Dance In The Hurricane’ alongside instantly recognisable classics from her revered catalogue of hit singles including ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ ‘Good Morning Universe’ and ‘Brave New World’,  live favourites and renowned album tracks. Simon Darlow will also join Toyah on stage at some of the tour dates.

• Continue reading at Brighton & Hove News.

Toyah Live 2019: Acoustic… at Aldershot

March 22nd, 2019

Photos from last Friday night’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal Toyah date at the West End Centre, Aldershot. Please click below to view larger versions of the photos at Dreamscape’s Toyah Gallery. (Thanks to Angus | Photos © Angus Turner)

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Toyah Live 2019: O2 Academy – Legends On Tour

March 22nd, 2019

Did you grow up in the era where Britpop ruled the charts or when 80s pop music was king? Well, you’ll pleased to know some of the biggest legends in music are making their live return this year. Keep reading to find out who’s coming to town.

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O2 Academy Newcastle: Saturday 22 June
O2 Academy Islington: Sunday 27 October

Toyah Willcox is a household name, having enjoyed a successful music, TV and film career over the last 40 years. Once pop’s punk princess, she now has over 20 albums in her arsenal and in April she’ll be releasing a re-imagined version of her 2008 album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen. Hitting the road later this year, Toyah will take the killer hooks and impeccable songwriting from the album and perform it in her truly unique style, whilst also delivering classics from her catalogue of hit singles.

• Continue reading at Academy Music Group.

Eastern Daily Press: Toyah Announced For Holt Festival 2019

March 11th, 2019

holtfest19aToyah and Georgie Fame among early highlights announced for Holt Festival 2019

Punk princess Toyah and music legend Georgie Fame are among the first highlights announced for the Holt Festival 2019. Now in its 11th year, it’s one of the East of England’s most anticipated events and attracts visitors from near and far.

Each July the festival, whose media partners are the Eastern Daily Press and North Norfolk News, sets the Georgian country town alight with performers, musicians, art exhibitions and literary events. The early announcements include two music stars with many weeks in the charts between them.

While Toyah is well known these days for her TV, film and theatre acting, it’s her music that takes centre-stage in Holt. This year is her 40th as a top music draw and she’s bringing her full electric band for a special show.

• Continue reading at the Eastern Daily Press. Visit the Holt Festival website.

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Live 2019: The Crimson Queen Tour 2019

March 9th, 2019

crimsonqueentour19aAs well as vinyl, double CD and digital releases for the album – Toyah will also take In The Court Of The Crimson Queen on the road this Autumn, with live tour dates in Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham, London and Bristol.

Tickets are on sale from Monday. The full itinerary is:

Friday 18th Oct: Birmingham, The Mill
Saturday 19th Oct: Southampton, The Brook
Sunday 20th Oct: Bristol, Fleece
Friday 25th Oct: Manchester, FAC251 The Academy
Sat 26th Oct: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Sun 27th Oct: London, O2 Academy
Fri 1st Nov: Brighton, The Haunt

• Further info and ticket links available at toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah tweeted today: “Thank u 4 placing CRIMSON QUEEN in Amazon pre-order album charts. Come see it performed live this autumn xxx tickets on sale Mon”.

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Toyah Live 2019: Teenage Kicks Live!

March 6th, 2019

Toyah is playing Teenage Kicks Live! on Saturday 4th May at The 1865, Southampton. Also on the bill are Big Country, The Blockheads and Steve Power playing the very best alternative tunes. Click below for further info and ticket booking link.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 3rd, 2019

wlh80sfest19aToyah Live 2019: Just Announced: 80s Festival – Bodelwyddan Castle 28 June 2019 – Starring punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox, The Only Way Is 80s party band plus Decadez80s – paying homage to the 1980s – Further Info…

Official Charts: Record Store Day 2019: The full list of 545 exclusive music releases revealed: 545 limited edition products ranging from live LPs, boxsets, albums never-before-released-on-vinyl, movie soundtracks, remix EPs, and unreleased rarities will be available across 7″, 10″, 12″, picture disc, coloured vinyl and flexidisc (!) formats – Continue reading…

The Prince Charles Cinema: Selectrospective: As previously posted, Jubilee is playing at The Prince Charles Cinema, London in March – This is showing as part of a mini Derek Jarman Selectrospective – More info…

RSD19: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen has been mentioned in numerous online articles reporting on Record Store Day 2019 over the past few days.

Toyah Live 2019: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

February 25th, 2019

acoustic19aToyah has a number of Acoustic, Up Close & Personal dates scheduled for the next four months, including a Sold Out show at Ravenshead Village Hall, Nottingham.

There are also dates, among others, at The McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater; The Roadmender, Northampton; Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch and Acapela Studio, Cardiff.

15th March: Aldershot West End Centre
23rd March: Otley Courthouse
29th March: Nottingham Ravenshead Village Hall
5th April: Bridgwater McMillian Theatre
6th April: Northampton Roadmender
10th May: Godalming  St. John’s Church
24th May: Hornchurch Fairkytes Arts Centre
27th June: Chester Alexander’s Live
28th June: Cardiff Acapela Studio

• Browse further info on all of the above Acoustic, Up Close & Personal dates, and many more confirmed concerts and festival appearances, at The Offical Toyah Willcox Website.

Toyah Live 2019: Leeds Tonight, Preston Tomorrow

February 22nd, 2019

There are two gigs for Toyah this weekend: Tonight she plays a sold out concert at Brudnell Social Club, Leeds and tomorrow she plays 80′s Live at Preston Guild Hall, alongside Tight Fit, Brother Beyond, Hazell Dean, Owen Paul, and Black Lace’s Dene Michael! A night of 80’s pop hits! Tickets for that are available here or by clicking below. See Toyah’s tweet about her busy weekend.

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Leeds List: What’s On This Weekend in Leeds

February 19th, 2019

leedslist19aHere is everything that’s going on in Leeds this weekend.

There’s always something to do in Leeds, so if you find yourself at a loose end this weekend, or any brudnellsc19bother for that matter, just whack Leeds-List in your search bar and find our guide to what’s on. From the latest shows to club nights and one-off events, we’ve got it covered.

You can enjoy loads of live music in Leeds this weekend. For a 1920’s inspired boogie filled with jazz and blues, get down to HEART for the ever popular Headingley Social, which returns with Devil’s Jukebox. Over at Brudenell Social Club, multi-talented actress and singer Toyah Willcox treats the crowd to a night of new wave and punk rock as well as Fling and their psychedelic sounds.

• Continue reading at Leeds List. NB. This gig, taking place on Friday 22nd February at Brudnell Social Club, has Sold Out!

Quadrophenia Q&A/Toyah Acoustic @ Square Chapel

February 17th, 2019

Square Chapel Arts Centre last night tweeted: “We love Toyah. What an inspirational person” following their 40th Anniversary screening of Quadrophenia, Toyah’s post-film Q&A session and an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal performance at the Halifax venue. See more tweets and photos from yesterday’s events by clicking below. (Photos © Square Chapel Arts Centre)

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Halifax Courier: Toyah to Mark Quadrophenia’s 40th anniversary

February 16th, 2019

halifaxcourier18aToyah in Halifax to mark Quadrophenia’s 40th anniversary

Stage, screen and music star Toyah Willcox will be in Halifax on Saturday (February 16) for an exclusive 40th anniversary screening of the mod classic Quadrophenia. Toyah, who plays Monkey in the film version of The Who’s rock opera, will also take part in a Q&A at Square Chapel arts centre, talk about the movie and her career in music – and perform a live acoustic gig with her band.

The cult classic film also starred Sting, Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash and Ray Winstone at the start of their careers with the action set in Brighton during clashes between rival gangs of Mods and Rockers. The film will be shown at 6pm, followed by the live Q&A hosted by radio presenter Alex Cann. Following that will be Toyah’s live set at 9pm. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of her music career as she released her first single and album in 1979.

This acoustic concert will include hit singles, album classics and fan favourites.The Q&A has sold out but there are still a handful of tickets left for Toyah’s live set. Go to www.squarechapel.co.uk for more information and booking.

• Continue reading at the Halifax Courier.

Visit Scotland: Toyah at Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

February 14th, 2019

tith19cThe multi-coloured coiffured actress/songstress.

Punk icon Toyah Willcox has just as much attitude now as she did when she burst on to the music scene in the 1980s with the hit singles ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘I Wanna Be Free’, ‘IEYA’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’.She had previously appeared in the films Quadrophenia and Jubilee.

From punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a uniquely gifted performer. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved actress and music composer.

This is a unique chance to experience Toyah with a full live band performing a set of her hit singles and classic songs.

• Continue reading at Visit Scotland. Tickets for all four of Toyah’s Scottish concert tour dates, Thunder In The Highlands, are available here.

Leeds List: What’s On This Weekend in Yorkshire

February 11th, 2019

leedslist19aThere are loads of unmissable events in Yorkshire this weekend – Wondering what’s on in Yorkshire this weekend? We’ve rounded it up, all in one place…

There are plenty of things to get stuck into this weekend in Yorkshire. As legendary mod film Quadrophenia turns 40, Square Chapel in Halifax will not only screen the film but invite singer and actress Toyah Willcox to tell you about her experiences behind the scenes, with a live Q&A and music.

• Continue reading at Leeds List. (NB: Leeds List have the date for this as Friday 15th. The screening and Toyah’s gig take place on Saturday 16th!) Tickets for the gig are available here.

Live 2019: Quadrophenia/Q&A/Toyah Acoustic Gig

February 6th, 2019

halifaxcourier18aToyah’s Q&A at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax has now Sold Out!

Some tickets for Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig, taking place after the film screening/Q&A on Saturday 16th February, are still available.

Quadrophenia plus a Q&A and live music with Toyah Willcox

Here’s a brilliant evening’s entertainment with not only an anniversary screening of iconic movie Quadrophenia, but a Q&A with one of its stars, the legendary Toyah Willcox and a live music set with her too. Toyah who went on to be a music, film and TV star and an author played the character Monkey in the 1979 Who album-inspired film which depicts the Mods and Rockers era of the late 1960s and which is celebrating its 40th year. The film will be screened before Toyah takes the stage to talk about the movie and her career at Square Chapel. The film stars Phil Daniels as Jimmy, a young 1960s London-based Mod who escapes from his dead-end job as a mailroom boy by dancing, partying, taking amphetamines, riding his scooter, and brawling with the motorcycle-riding Rockers. After he and his friends participate in a huge brawl with the Rockers by the seaside in Brighton, he is arrested and his life starts to spiral out of control. Toyah has had eight Top 40 singles and released over 20 albums, Her biggest hits were “It’s a Mystery”, “Thunder in the Mountains” and “I Want to Be Free”.  She has written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays and ten feature films.

• Further info, and ticket booking for Toyah’s acoustic gig, available here.

Toyah Live 2019: Rock & Bike Fest

February 6th, 2019

rockbike19bToyah plays the Rock & Bike Fest 2019 this Summer. She previously played the festival in 2010 as part of the Vampires Rock tour, and again the following year with her own live set and in 2012 she was a Guest Presenter.

2019 sees Toyah return to the Rock & Bike Fest, which takes place at Carnfield Hall in Derbyshire, to play another full band live set.

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Established in 2004 in the grounds of Burton Abbey, Staffordshire the Rock and Bike Fest has gone from strength to strength and is currently held in the historic grounds of Carnfield Hall, South Normanton, Derbyshire.

• Click below – on our collage of past (and current 2019 flyer) R&BF promotion and photos – to visit the festival website for further info and/or to book tickets.

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