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Eastleigh News: Toyah Willcox Celebrates 40 Years in Show Business

May 13th, 2019

One of Britain’s most iconic household names, singer Toyah Willcox, celebrates 40 years in show business with a show at the Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 26 May.

The original punk princess, this charismatic and outspoken performer’s show is a retrospective look over a career spanning four decades that saw her amass 13 Top 40 singles, and record 24 albums.

The vibrant production, which features a full electric band, will mark the 40th anniversary of the release of her first single and studio album, and celebrate her hits, album classics and fan favourites.

… Toyah Willcox will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 26 May, at 7.30pm.

• Continue reading at Eastleigh News. See further info on this gig at toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah Live 2019: Acoustic @ St John’s Church, Farncombe

May 10th, 2019

Toyah plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date this evening at St. John’s Church in Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey. See her tweet about the gig by clicking below.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 4th, 2019

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30 – a 150-minute video pop fest – Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Bowie, Madonna, Adam Ant and many more in this crazy countdown! – is repeated this morning on NOW 80s, beginning at 9am…

Now 80s: Look out for other Toyah music on this great channel. I’ve spotted the videos for Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and, even, Sensational (which isn’t an 80s track) being played during various shows recently…

Live 2019: Toyah played Harpenden Public Hall last night. “Ready to Bank Holiday Rock” – See Toyah’s tweet…

Thunder In The Highlands @ The Church, Dundee: Watch 15 videos from last weekend’s tour – Courtesy of the Toyah Fan Videos You Tube channel…

Thunder In The Highlands: Songs played on the four-date tour: Dance In The Hurricane, Who Let The Beast Out, Good Morning Universe, We Are, Neon Womb, All In A Rage, Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard), Telepathic Lover, Angel and Me, Thunder In The Mountains, Rebel Run, It’s A Mystery, Sensational, Come, Brave New World, Echo Beach, 21st Century Supersister, Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You), Danced, I Want To Be Free, Ieya…

Mumble Music: The Divine Toyah: The Thunder In The Highlands Tour, Edinburgh Liquid Room 25.04.19 – A fan opinion piece plus review of Toyah’s Edinburgh gig – Continue reading…

Official Charts: In The Court Of the Crimson Queen spends its third week in the Official UK Charts Rock & Metal Albums Top 30.

Thunder In the Highlands: Concert Review by Patchchord News

May 1st, 2019

CONCERT REVIEW: TOYAH with support from THE MEDIA WHORES – The Church. Dundee – April, 2019

The Church in Dundee is not large in size but full of character and given the capacity is less than 400, this was always going to be an intimate gig and the chance to experience a Goddess of Rock at close quarters.

First up on stage were The Media Whores a 4 piece post-punk band from central Scotland.

… With only a short break and time to replenish one’s glasses it was time for Toyah. The soundsystem, hit the intro ‘Every girl born is the queen of her own domain’ so let’s Dance in the Hurricane, a new track included in Toyah’s repackaged album and 2CD package In The Court Of The Crimson Queen.

The track is quality and so was Toyah, elegantly dressed in a tight fitting shiny golden dress and loaded with neck and wrist jewellery. The heavy drumming on this track excites as Toyah twists and turns to the beat.

• Continue reading at Patchchord News.

Live 2019: SAS Band – The 25 Riff Tour

April 29th, 2019

Toyah has been announced as part of The SAS Band All Star line-up on the 25 Riff Tour, at two of the anniversary gigs – playing at The Guild Hall, Portsmouth on Thursday 12th September and O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London on Saturday 14th September.

Numerous other guests have also been announced for the tour dates, taking place between September and December this year.

The SAS Band tweeted: We are delighted to announce that Punk Princess, @toyahofficial is joining #SASBand25RiffTour for our @PortsmouthGhall show 12th Sept, & @o2sbe show in aid of @MPT 14th Sept.

• Further info on the tour and ticket links are available at sasband.com.

Thunder In The Highlands: Ieya/Dance In The Hurricane

April 26th, 2019

Ieya at The Liquid Room – Thunder In The Highlands Tour – in Edinburgh last night. See/hear two minutes of Dance In The Hurricane here. The tour plays Dundee tonight.

Thunder In The Highlands: Breaking Through TONIGHT!

April 25th, 2019

Tonight Toyah plays the first of four gigs in Scotland – the Thunder In The Highlands Tour – premiering at the fantastic Liquid Room in Edinburgh, with gigs in Dundee, Inverness and Glasgow following over consecutive nights. She tweeted: “Boxes & boxes of things on the way for the merch stall at tonight’s Edinburgh gig! First night of the tour“. (Photos © Official Toyah)

Thunder In The Highlands: The Liquid Room

April 25th, 2019

Edinburgh’s The Liquid Room is ready for Toyah tonight, and vice versa… She tweeted: “So excited 2 b opening tour at Liquid Rooms Edinburgh 2nte. Let’s Rock“.

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.