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Live 2014: Revisit Toyah’s Year Of Concerts

November 22nd, 2014

live2014kBrowse Dreamscape’s dedicated news feeds on each of Toyah’s three 2014 UK Tours:

Acoustic, Up Close & Personal
Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live!
Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House

• You can also view the entire Live 2014 archive, which includes news on all of the above as well as the other non-tour live gigs and appearances that took place this year.

Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: The Birdwell Venue, Barnsley

September 28th, 2014

Great photos of Toyah onstage at The Birdwell Venue, Barnsley, on the penultimate date of the 2014 Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour on Friday night. Click below to view larger versions of these at Dreamscape Gallery.  (Thanks to Jill | Photos © Jill Perlstrom)

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Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Barnsley

September 28th, 2014

The penultimate 2014 date of Toyah’s, nine-month spanning, Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits… Live! Tour took place on Friday night at The Birdwell Venue in Barnsley. Watch a short video of Toyah’s soundcheck at Facebook. Browse all of Dreamscape’s CQ/GH… Live! tour news here.

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Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Wakefield & Deal

June 26th, 2014

Added more sensational photos of Toyah from a couple of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour dates, Warehouse 23 in Wakefield (26th April) and the Astor Theatre in Deal (21st June), to the Live 2014 page at Dreamscape Gallery.  (Thanks to Alyson & John | Photos © Alyson Evans & John Weston)

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Live 2014: Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits… Live!

June 25th, 2014

cqtour14aOver the last four months Toyah has played 14 CRIMSON QUEEN/GREATEST HITS… LIVE! dates in Holmfirth, Nuneaton, Bury St Edmunds, Wimborne, London, Hastings, Clitheroe, Wakefield, Liverpool, Lowestoft, Blyth, Clacton, Isle of Man and Deal. There are still a couple of dates of the tour remaining:

LIVE IN CONCERT WITH FULL TOYAH BAND

7 SEP: DEVON / BUDLEIGH SALTERTON HALL
27 SEP: BUCKLEY / TIVOLI THEATRE

The Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! dates have run throughout 2014 as an extended series of gigs rather than in a single-month tour.

• View more details on the Crimson Queen… dates and links to book tickets here. View all of Toyah’s confirmed live dates for 2014 at The Official Gigs page. Browse all of our Toyah Live 2014 news here.

Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Astor Theatre, Deal

June 24th, 2014

A fantastic photo of Toyah onstage at the Astor Theatre, Deal, on the latest date of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour, and with John at the “Meet & Greet”. Click below to view the full versions of these at Dreamscape Gallery.  (Thanks to Brian & John | Photos © Brian Marsh & John Weston)

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Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Astor Theatre, Deal

June 24th, 2014

Toyah and Chris Wong with Asher and Tracy on Saturday evening at the Astor Theatre, Deal date of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour. Click below to view the full versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery (Thanks to Asher | All photos © Asher Meekins)

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Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Astor Theatre, Deal

June 22nd, 2014

Great photos of Toyah last night at the Astor Theatre, Deal, on the latest date of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour. Click below to view the full versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery. Tonight Toyah plays a, sold out, Acoustic, Up Close & Personal concert at Tithe Barn, Bishop’s Cleeve. (Thanks to Angus | All photos © Angus Turner)

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Isle Of Man Today: Down-To-Earth Star Toyah Shines At Concert

June 21st, 2014

iomtoday14dFor a superstar who writes songs about the universe, Toyah Willcox is surprisingly down-to-earth. Performing for the first time in the Peel Centenary Centre, and for the second time in the island, she sung her lungs out to a nearly sold out theatre.

The pyramid seating of the theatre gave everyone a wonderful view as the white backstage turned to neon green and coral pink. The lights then shifted the hue farther as the band members walked out.

They took their positions, all wearing predominantly black clothing so our star could shine: Toyah. She emerged wearing her iconic eccentricities of a kaleidoscopic T-shirt and space invader accessories. Although her outfit certainly won the prize for uniqueness, her hair no longer wins the prize of weirdest style as ‘Mr Mohican’ (as Toyah named him when he shouted out) was far more exciting.

Toyah didn’t just perform a concert, she was also a personality on the stage; she stopped in-between tracks and spoke to the crowd about what she felt when she wrote the song, or what she felt when she performed it. This was fantastic for the audience as we gained so much insight into the mind of star.

• Continue reading at the Isle Of Man Today.

Kent Online: Toyah Willcox, Deal Astor Theatre

June 19th, 2014

kentonline14aA new interview with Toyah, ahead of her Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! gig at The Astor Theatre in Kent on Saturday, published yesterday by Kent Online.

Former ‘high priestess of punk’ Toyah Willcox may have mellowed with age but she still loves donning the dramatic costumes to become her on-stage musical alter-ego, as she tells Jo Roberts

“In my youth, I was happy standing out but I love that now I can be anonymous in the street. I’d rather just turn it on for the stage,” says Toyah, whose current conventionally blonde tresses and subtle chic contrast with the flame-haired punk appearance she sported in the 1980s.

The prolific singer has released more than 20 albums in the past 35 years. Her biggest chart hits came in 1981 with the EP Four from Toyah and the single Thunder in the Mountains. Toyah forged a three-pronged career as an actress and media personality too but she will be returning to her first love when she hits the stage at Deal’s Astor Theatre this weekend with her Crimson Queen Greatest Hits show.

“It’s definitely a different part of me,” she says of her musical alter ego, known for a signature dramatic look which manages to combine a futuristic vibe with retro 1980s stylings. “The majority of the time I’m a businesswoman, but I can’t wait to get out of the office and become my on-stage persona, I love that freedom”.

• Continue reading at Kent Online.

Isle Of Man: Toyah Wows Fans In Peel

June 16th, 2014

iomcom14aEighties pop sensation Toyah Willcox gave a stunning performance in front of an audience of 250 people at the Peel Centenary Centre.

Dave Moncaster from Port St Mary sent us this photo from the gig and said: ‘She was brilliant and gave an absolutely worthy performance, appreciated by everyone in attendance. The evening was full of her well known songs and some that I don’t remember. The lady is funny, well spoken and a total professional. Please come back to the island soon, Toyah.’

• Continue reading at isleofman.com.

IOM Today: Eighties Star Toyah Is Heading To Town

June 16th, 2014

iomtoday14bA look at the print version of the Isle Of Man Today article we linked to last week. Toyah played a Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! tour date The Centenary Centre in Peel last night.

Multi-talented 80s pop star Toyah Willcox comes to the Centenary Centre in Peel on Saturday, June 14. This will be Toyah’s second visit to the island after she performed at Jaks in Douglas in 2011.

She has had 13 top 40 singles, written two books, appeared in over 40 stage plays, made 10 feature films and presented TV shows from ‘Songs of Praise’ to ‘The Good Sex Guide Late’.

• View a larger version of the article here. (Thanks to Colin Dew-Parry for the scan)

IOM Today: Toyah To Perform In Peel

June 6th, 2014

iomtoday14aMulti-talented 80s pop star Toyah Willcox comes to the Centenary Centre in Peel on Saturday, June 14.

This will be Toyah’s second visit to the island after she performed at Jaks in Douglas in 2011.

She has had 13 top 40 singles, written two books, appeared in over 40 stage plays, made 10 feature films and presented TV shows from ‘Songs of Praise’ to ‘The Good Sex Guide Late’.

Toyah’s biggest year musically was 1981 when she had three top ten hits, with her ‘Four from Toyah Ep’ and its lead track ‘It’s a Mystery’ reaching number four, follow-up ‘I want to be free’ reaching number eight, and ‘Thunder in the Mountains’ also peaking at number four.

• Continue reading at the Isle Of Man Today.

Live 2014: Events Concerts Festivals & Talks!

June 5th, 2014

A very busy week ahead for Toyah: This evening it’s SohoCreate; tomorrow a Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! date in Clacton-On-Sea; Saturday a PA in Minehead; on Sunday Toyah plays the Let’s Rock Bristol festival; and on Tuesday there’s An Evening With Toyah Willcox @ Say What? Waterstones, Manchester – Phew!

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Clacton Gazette: Punk Princess Toyah Willcox Set For Clacton

June 2nd, 2014

clacgaz14aPunk princess Toyah Willcox’s greatest hits live show is in Clacton next week.

The It’s A Mystery and I Want to Be Free singer is at the West Cliff Theatre on Friday, June 6, performing a full set including tracks from smash albums The Court and Crimson Queen

As well as a being an accomplished singer and multi-award winner, Toyah has starred in cult movies Epic and Quadrophenia and was even the voice who introduced the Teletubbies at the height of their popularity. With gravity-defying bright orange hairstyles and a career which turned her from punk pop idol to priestess of television Toyah is sure to have something for everyone.

• Continue reading at the Clacton Gazette.