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Bordon Herald: Electric Ladies Tour

May 21st, 2022

Toyah, Lene Lovich and Saffron of Republica help Hazel O’Connor

The Electric Ladies tour by Toyah, Lene Lovich and Saffron of Republica in support of Hazel O’Connor is coming to The Anvil in Basingstoke on June 16 at 7.45pm.

Hazel is still recovering from suffering a bleed on the brain and is unable to join the tour, but she will be very much with the others in spirit. Her singing and acting career took off in 1980 when she played Kate in the film Breaking Glass while also writing and performing its soundtrack album. This produced hits including Will You, the tale of a woman who nervously edges towards spending the night with her new man for the first time.

Toyah Willcox is one of the most recognisable faces in UK pop culture, clocking up an impressive ten hit singles and eight hit albums, including a gold-selling anthem, and her recent hit album, Posh Pop. Her biggest hits include It’s A Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want To Be Free.

She will be joined on this tour by new wave pioneer Lene Lovich, whose hits in the late 1970s included Lucky Number and I Think We’re Alone Now, and 1990s indie rock chick Saffron from Republica, whose hits included Ready To Go.

Performing alongside their full band, each artist will perform their own set alongside some collaborations. Some of Hazel’s songs will also be performed, and a portion of the income from each show will go directly towards helping her with her ongoing recovery. For tickets, priced £32, call 01256 844244 or visit anvilarts.org.uk

• Continue reading at the Bordon Herald.

Gloucestershire Live: Toyah Coming To Gloucestershire

May 18th, 2022

1980s legends John Cooper Clarke and Toyah Willcox coming to Gloucestershire

He’s a punk poet legend, whose work is seen on the National Curriculum and she’s a music icon

Following her 2021 Top 25 charting album “Posh Pop” and over 80 million worldwide YouTube views for her weekly Sunday Lunch videos with Robert Fripp, national music legend and true icon Toyah is back on tour. This special tour celebrates 40 years of the iconic, acclaimed and Gold-certified selling album Anthem.

Originally released May 1981, the album contains the smash hit singles I Want To Be Free and It’s A Mystery, alongside bonafide classics such as We Are and Obsolete that have stood the test of time to this very day. Spending 46 weeks in the charts Anthem became one of the most-loved LPs of the 1980s.

To celebrate its 40+1 anniversary, an extended selection from Anthem will be performed by Toyah and her band alongside her other greatest hits and classics. Toyah’s career spans 43 years, 30 albums, over 25 feature films, countless TV and theatre roles, TV presenting and two books.

• Continue reading at the Gloucestershire Live.

Toyah Live: Chilfest 2022

May 16th, 2022

Toyah plays Chilfest 2022 on Saturday 2nd July in Tring. Tickets are available at www.chilfest.co.uk. Browse all of Toyah’s upcoming festival dates (and all other tours/dates too!) at toyahwillcox.com. Toyah previously played Chilfest back in 2014.

Posh Pop Tour 2022: Glassbox Theatre, Gillingham

April 1st, 2022

Toyah onstage at the The Glassbox Theatre, Gillingham last Thursday, (24th March), the penultimate date of the Posh Pop Tour.

These photos are wonderful. If Toyah ever needs an official photographer again, she need look no further than Brian. His live shots are incredible so heaven knows what he could create with a photo session. Please click on the photos below to view larger versions.

• Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop Tour archive and Posh Pop archive. (Thanks to Brian | Photos © Brian Marsh)

Electric Ladies Tour: Line Up + Schedule Update

March 31st, 2022

In support of Hazel O’Connor, the Electric Ladies Tour will be going ahead with Toyah, Lene Lovich and Saffron of Republica.

Unfortunately, due to ongoing health issues, Hazel is unable to join the Electric Ladies Tour, but she will be very much with them in spirit.

Some of Hazel’s songs will be performed and a portion of the income from each show will going directly to Hazel to help towards her ongoing recovery.

All tickets remain valid.

Performing alongside their full band, each artist will perform their own set alongside some unique collaborations.

This hit-packed retro fest will include such classics as Thunder In The Mountains, Will You, Lucky Number, Ready To Go, Say When, Drop Dead Gorgeous and It’s A Mystery.

The Yarm, Lincoln, Exeter dates will no longer be taking place. Saffron will not be performing at Guilford, London & Milton Keynes, just Toyah & Lene Lovich.

• See all the dates and ticket links here.

Posh Pop Tour 2022: Glassbox Theatre, Gillingham

March 31st, 2022

An amazing photo of Toyah from the penultimate gig of the Posh Pop Tour 2021/22. This took place at The Glassbox Theatre, Gillingham last Thursday, 24th March. Return soon to see more great photos from this concert.

• Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop Tour archive and Posh Pop archive. (Thanks to Brian | Photos © Brian Marsh)

Posh Pop Tour 2022: Old Fire Station, Carlisle

March 24th, 2022

Toyah onstage at the Old Fire Station, Carlisle last Thursday night (17th March), a date from the Posh Pop Tour. The set list included Good Morning Universe, Sensational, Ieya, It’s A Mystery and Take Me Home.

There are just two dates left of the Posh Pop Tour: Gillingham (24th March) and Sheffield Green (25th March). Further info on these dates and all of Toyah’s confirmed upcoming live dates for 2022 can be found at toyahwillcox.com. Please click on the photos below to view larger versions.

• Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop Tour archive and Posh Pop archive. (Thanks to Sharon | Photos © Sharon Dickson)

Blackpool Gazette: Rebellion Punk Festival 2022

March 22nd, 2022

Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool: Stiff Little Fingers announced as one of the headliners, joining acts The Stranglers, Toyah, Squeeze and Gary Numan

Stiff Little Fingers have been confirmed as a major headliner for this summer’s Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool.

Blackpool will once again be at the centre of the punk universe for four days in August with Rebellion bringing together hundreds of British and American acts from the punk scene’s various eras.

“It hasn’t been easy to pull all these amazing bands like SLF together, but this year is going to be the biggest and best ever Rebellion seen in Blackpool.,” said the festival’s co-founder Jennie Russell-Smith.

• Continue reading at Blackpool Gazette.

Brighton News: Gig Review – Posh Pop Tour | Hastings

March 20th, 2022

Sensational Toyah Brings Her ‘Posh Pop Tour’ to East Sussex

TOYAH + HOLLY DEANNA (CURRLS) – ST MARY IN THE CASTLE, HASTINGS 12.3.22

The music scene in Hastings has steadily been getting back on its feet this year and is starting to thrive once again. Tonight’s show at St Mary In The Castle is a sure sign of a return to normality though you could hardly describe Toyah as ‘normal’.

My first encounter with Toyah may have been as a 16 year old hearing ‘Sheep Farming In Barnet’ and being most intrigued by her, or it could have been watching her playing ‘Monkey’ in ‘Quadrophenia’ around the same time, but whichever I was hooked.

I got around to seeing her in the flesh for my one and only time at Drury Lane Theatre Royal on Christmas Eve, 1981, which was actually broadcast on BBC2 as an ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’ special. I say seeing her in the flesh but my main recollection of that night is being stuck in the balcony about as far away as you could get. I then lost my return tube ticket home, but luckily the train inspector was full of Christmas cheer and allowed me through the barrier.

Tonight was my opportunity to reconnect having lost touch with her career and was surprised to find out that she has released 16 albums, of which 11 are as a solo artist. Throw in a few compilation albums and a box set, and you have quite an accomplished music career. Of course that isn’t the end of her talents as she has appeared in over 20 films, presented on television, appeared in numerous shows, and done a fair bit of charity fundraising.

• Continue reading at Brighton News. Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop Tour News Archive.

Toyah Live 2022: The Marc Bolan 45th Anniversary Concert

March 20th, 2022

The 45th Anniversary Concert for Marc Bolan – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Saturday 17th September. presented by T.Rextasy, Marc Almond & Neal X: includes special guests: Tony Visconti, David Vanian, Toyah, Holly Johnson, Andy Ellison & more!

Posh Pop Tour 2022: Esher Theatre, Surrey

March 14th, 2022

Toyah onstage at Esher Theatre in Surrey on Friday night (11th March), a date from the Posh Pop Tour. The set list included Good Morning Universe, Take Me Home, Sensational, Ieya, It’s A Mystery and Obsolete. Watch/Listen to performances of all of these songs here.

There are just four dates left of the Posh Pop Tour: Carlisle (17th March), Whitehaven (18th March), Gillingham (24th March) and Sheffield Green (25th March). Further info on these dates and all of Toyah’s confirmed upcoming live dates for 2022 can be found at toyahwillcox.com. Please click on the photos below to view larger versions.

• Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop Tour archive and Posh Pop archive. (Thanks to Damon | Photos © Damon King)

News & Star: Toyah Willcox To Perform New Show In Carlisle

March 13th, 2022

Punk princess Toyah Willcox will perform an up close and personal set in Carlisle next week.

The 1980s icon will be at the city’s Old Fire Station on Thursday, March 17 as part of her UK tour.

The show, will see the singer performing her loved hit singles and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful career. Toyah’s career has spanned over 40 years, where she has worked as a singer and TV presenter.

The 63-year-old has featured in films such as Jubilee, Quadrophenia and the recent The Ghosts of Borley Rectory, as well as TV shows such as Shoestring, Minder, Kavanagh QC and Maigret.

She returns in Cumbria after performing in Millom last month. The singer will perform hits including ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘Thunder in The Mountains’, ‘I Want to Be Free’ and ‘Good Morning Universe’ alongside numbers from her latest release, ‘Posh Pop’.

• Continue reading at the News & Star.

Posh Pop Tour 2022: The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

February 26th, 2022

Toyah onstage at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton last night (Friday 25th February), a date from the Posh Pop Tour.

The set list included Thunder In The Mountains, Dance In The Hurricane, Neon Womb, Levitate, Obsolete, Summer Of Love, Good Morning Universe, Brave New World, Rhythm In My Heart, Danced and Take Me Home. Please click on the photos below to view larger versions.

• Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop Tour archive and Posh Pop archive. The tour plays The Flying Fish in Ilminster tonight! (Thanks to Ian | Photos © Ian Davis)

Clarence Hall: It Wasn’t A Mystery

February 26th, 2022

Earlier in the month, the Clarence Hall hosted the iconic music legend, Toyah Willcox, as part of her Posh Pop Tour. As promoter Jamie Richards of Woodfired Summit said: “It wasn’t a mystery why the crowd loved her. Such talent, such presence, such enthusiasm and so much energy”.

Hall Trustee David Jeremiah was in the audience, and has contributed the following perspective:

“Music defines us. I identify with R&B and Rock and Roll so, Toyah’s arrival on the “Hip Hop” “Punk” music scene in 81/82 had passed me by. Nevertheless, during lockdown, I had become hooked on “Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch” – see it on YouTube. Knowing she was appearing at the Clarence Hall, I bought four tickets and persuaded Ann and two old rocker friends to come along.

The gig was a sell-out. The Hall was buzzing, and the music was loud. Without a doubt the evening was a roaring success and Toyah, admitting to never being in this part of the world before, was effusive about Crickhowell in general and the Hall in Particular.

• Continue reading at Clarence Hall.

Brighton & Hove News: Toyah Announces Brighton Concert

February 24th, 2022

Local concert promoters Black Rabbit Productions have announced that they will be bringing 80’s pop star Toyah to the Concorde 2 on Friday 7th October 2022 in celebration of her ‘Anthem 40+1 Anniversary Tour’. Purchase your tickets HERE.

Following her 2021 Top 25 charting album ‘Posh Pop’ and over 80 million worldwide YouTube views for her weekly Sunday Lunch videos with Robert Fripp, national music legend and true icon Toyah is back on tour.

This special tour celebrates 40 years of the iconic, acclaimed and Gold-certified selling album ‘Anthem’. Originally released May 1981, the album contains the smash hit singles ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘It’s A Mystery’, alongside bonafide classics such as ‘We Are’ and ‘Obsolete’ that have stood the test of time to this very day. Spending 46 weeks in the charts, ‘Anthem’ became one of the most-loved LPs of the 1980s.

• Continue reading at Brighton & Hove News. Browse the full Anthem 40+ 1 Anniversary Tour dates at toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah Live! 2022: Tours + Festivals + Gigs!

February 22nd, 2022

Toyah’s live schedule for 2022 is phenomenal! Three tours, numerous festivals and a lot of gigs!! Click below to browse the full list of upcoming live dates, with info, venues and ticket links.

Imagine Cruising: Toyah’s Artist Page

February 21st, 2022

Toyah’s bio/artist page at Imagine Cruising

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Toyah Live 2022: Anthem 40+1 Anniversary Tour

February 18th, 2022

A celebratory 16-date tour of Toyah’s legendary 1981 album, Anthem, is confirmed today.

Here is the press release, with info and full tour dates, from toyahwillcox.com:

ANTHEM 40+1 ANNIVERSARY TOUR CONFIRMED FOR SEP-NOV 2022

A special tour is confirmed today to celebrate 40 years of the iconic, acclaimed and Gold-selling Toyah album Anthem. Originally released May 1981, the album contains the smash hit singles I Want To Be Free and It’s A Mystery.

Spending 46 weeks in the charts, Anthem became one of the most-loved LPs of the 1980s.⁣

To mark its 40+1 anniversary, an extended selection from Anthem will be performed by Toyah and her band alongside her other greatest hits and classics.⁣

ANTHEM 40+1 ANNIVERSARY TOUR⁣
MOST DATES ON SALE FRI 18 FEB⁣
SEE toyahwillcox.com/gigs for links.

September 2022
16 Norwich Epic Studios⁣
23 Leamington Assembly⁣
24 Leeds Brudenel⁣
29 Bristol The Fleece⁣
30 Frome Cheese & Grain⁣

October 2022⁣
06 Hertford Corn Exchange⁣
07 Brighton Concorde2⁣
08 London 229⁣
21 Stockton ARC⁣
22 Sale Waterside⁣
23 Blackburn King George’s Hall⁣
29 Milton Keynes Stables⁣

November 2022⁣
04 Southampton Concorde Club⁣
10 Blackpool Leyton Institute⁣
11 Worcester Huntingdon Hall⁣
12 Stroud Subscription Rooms

North Devon Gazette: Great Torrington Welcomes Toyah To Town

February 13th, 2022

Pop legend Toyah Willcox is playing at the Plough Arts Centre in Great Torrington on Friday, February 24 for an evening of non-stop entertainment.

In a career spanning over 43 years, Toyah has amassed thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty-four albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, acted in twenty feature films and presented hundreds of television programmes.

This is a unique chance to experience Toyah in an intimate venue performing a set of her loved hit singles and classics, alongside a selection of modern days classics, including ‘Sensational’ and ‘Dance In The Hurricane’, plus songs from her eagerly awaited new studio album “Posh Pop”.

• Continue reading at North Devon Gazette.

Retro Man Blog: Gig Review – Posh Pop Tour at Haslemere Hall

February 12th, 2022

A great, and comprehensive, review of Toyah’s Posh Pop Tour gig on Thursday, at Haslemere Hall in Surrey, from Retro Man Blog.

Toyah at Haslemere Hall, Thursday February 10th 2022

Toyah treated us to a superb career-spanning show last night at Haslemere Hall in deepest rural Surrey, surely one of the poshest places that I’ve ever seen a gig and definitely a very apt venue to host a date on the “Posh Pop” album tour. Even Toyah remarked on how posh the area was, which, given the size and grandeur of Toyah & Robert Fripp’s home was really saying something.

Actually, joking aside, it was refreshing to see a show in a real community theatre, staffed by lovely friendly locals with no over-the-top security or regulations and everyone was extremely helpful. Certainly a bit different from when I saw Toyah for the very first time back in 1981 at the Hammersmith Odeon. So, it was great to see Toyah perform in such an intimate environment and it really suited the Electro-Acoustic line-up which featured Nat Martin on guitars, Chloe Dupree on keyboards, Mike Nichols on bass and Jamie Dupree on guitars and all were superb musicians, really doing justice to the songs.

I loved the new arrangements, they all worked really well and in my opinion “Brave New World” even beat the original. It was nice to hear something different for a change rather than note by note reproductions of songs that we pretty much know by heart anyway.

• Continue reading at Retro Man Blog. Browse all of Toyah’s upcoming Posh Pop Tour, live gigs and festival appearances at toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah Live 2022: Posh Pop Tour – Good Morning Universe

February 8th, 2022

Toyah performing the glorious Good Morning Universe, from the 1981 EP Four More From Toyah, on Sunday (6th February) on the Posh Pop Tour date at Sheffield Corporation. Filmed by Nigel George Limer.