Archive for the ‘Live 2013’ Category

Love Is The Law & More: Tour Dates

June 12th, 2013

litlt13llToyah hits the road again this Autumn with the Love Is The Law & More UK Tour, marking the 30th anniversary of a great album, the final Toyah studio album released by Safari Records. It’s also 30 years since the associated ‘Rebel Run’ Tour.

The seven-date tour kicks off in Newcastle on Friday 18th October and takes in Manchester, Brighton, Wolverhampton, Bristol and Southampton with a tour finale in London at Islington’s O2 Academy. Full dates are as follows:

Friday 18th October: Legends, NEWCASTLE
Saturday 19th October: Academy, MANCHESTER
Thursday 24th October: Concorde 2, BRIGHTON
Friday 25th October: Robin 2, WOLVERHAMPTON
Thursday 31st October: Fleece, BRISTOL
Friday 1st November: The Brook, SOUTHAMPTON
Saturday 9th November: o2 Academy, LONDON ISLINGTON

• Tickets are on sale now. Visit EEETickets to get yours. Check out Flag Promotion’s Toyah on Tour 2013 page at Facebook by clicking below.

Brighton Noise: Toyah: Love Is The Law & More

June 12th, 2013

Following two live shows in 2012, C2 are delighted to welcome back Toyah and Love Is The Law & More Tour!  Toyah will be performing all her greatest hits, fan favourites and cult classics, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Cult figure, household name and music legend Toyah starred in the punk classic film Jubilee and The Who’s motion picture of Quadrophenia before dominating both the indie charts and top 40 through the late 1970s and 1980s.

To date Toyah has recorded twenty albums and is known for exuberant, energetic live shows filled with colour, drama and classic songs.

Aberdeen Re:Union 2013: Promo Video

June 10th, 2013

Toyah plays the Aberdeen Re:Union 2013 on Saturday 17th August. Watch their promo video for the event at You Tube. More details on all of Toyah’s upcoming gigs here.

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Toyah Announces 2013 Autumn Tour

June 5th, 2013

The, much anticipated, dates for Toyah’s Autumn 2013 UK Tour were officially announced on Monday night at and on Toyah’s Official Facebook page.

The Love Is The Law & More Tour celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the 1983 album Love Is The Law alongside material from Toyah’s latest studio album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen and a selection of her most famous and well loved songs.

The seven UK live dates will see Toyah perform the 1983 hit single Rebel Run, from Love Is The Law, as well as other songs from the same album for the first time in thirty years.

The concert set list will travel through the decades. Subtitled Greatest Hits | Fan Favourites | Cult Classics, the tour will be a chance to hear classic Toyah hits and a selection of fan-loved album tracks and b-sides.

The tour kicks off in Newcastle on Friday 18th October. Tickets are on sale now…

• Further details on Love Is The Law & More at View a larger version of the tour flyer/poster here.

Love Is The Law & More… at 20:13

June 3rd, 2013

Visit Toyah’s Official Facebook and website tonight at 20:13… It’s the Law!

It’s Love Is The Law Day!

June 3rd, 2013

Welcome to 03.06.2013, or as we are unofficially calling it “Love Is The Law Day”. Later today the live Toyah dates for this Autumn, marking the 30th anniversary of the ‘Love Is The Law’ album and ‘Rebel Run’ Tour, will be announced. It’s all very exciting. In anticipation of this I’ve put together a montage of some of the LITL imagery I’ve created over the last year, to the sound of the wonderful title song. Happy “Love Is The Law Day” to you all!

Live 2013: Jack Up The 80s

May 21st, 2013

Toyah’s appearance at the Isle of Wight’s Jack Up The 80s two day festival has now been officially confirmed. She will play on Sunday 11th August.

• Further info on this festival at the ‘Jack Up The 80s’ website. Visit the Official Toyah Gigs page for details on all confirmed upcoming live dates.

Live 2013: Festival/Gigs Press

May 12th, 2013

The Guardian: Music Festivals Guide 2013
Information and lineups for the UK’s best family festivals
Upton Music Festival: When: 23-25 August, Where: Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, What: Local acts and retro stars, Who: Slade, the Troggs, Toyah Willcox, the Wurzels, How much: Weekend camping £67.50, teen (13-17) £20.

UK Festival Guides: Tatton Park Special Guests Announced
Three very special guests have just been announced for this year’s Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013. In what is lining up to be a truly spectacular night, 80’s superstars Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox will be joining Saturday’s headliners The Human League.

Indie London: Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013: Howard Jones, Toyah Willcox and Amore to support
Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox will be joining Saturday’s headliners The Human League at the Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013.

Festivals For All: Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013

May 10th, 2013

A new Summer 2013 live date for Toyah, announced yesterday by Tatton Park Concerts and Festivals For All.

Howard Jones, Toyah Willcox & more added to Tatton Park Picnic Concerts line up  

Today sees the announcement that 3 more acts are joining the line up for this year’s Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013. Howard Jones 80’s superstars and Toyah Willcox will be joining Saturday’s headliners The Human League. Classical four-some Amore will be joining Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 21 July. Tickets are available now for both these outstanding evenings. Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013 take place at Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, between Sat 20th to Sun 21st July 2013.

• As always, before booking tickets specifically to see Toyah please double check she is playing and also refer to the Official Gigs page at for all confirmed dates.

Live 2013: Love Is The Law

May 8th, 2013

Toyah announced info about the upcoming tour in her May blog yesterday: The autumn tour is shaping up and we should be announcing the dates any day now. London, Manchester and Bristol are solid, we are now awaiting confirmation on a few other dates before we announce. We have decided to keep it selective and to main venues as I have a TV series to shoot in the autumn, but there will be enough venues for everyone to reach and to follow us around the country. The tour set will include songs from LOVE IS THE LAW, CRIMSON QUEEN, ANTHEM, CHANGELING and SHEEP FARMING, in that order of priority.

Toyah also mentions the possibility of a tour in 2014: Next year I might tour CRIMSON QUEEN, in it’s own right, especially if I can pin SIMON DARLOW down to record the follow up and to come and do some dates too. CQ is a fantastic album and it has had such a great response in the industry I’d like to give it the time it deserves. But this isn’t my priority just yet.

• View a larger version of Dreamscape’s LITL Tour teaser here or by clicking on the image.

Toyah Live 2013: Jack Up The 80s

March 21st, 2013

Another new Summer 2013 live date for Toyah (please check for confirmation), the Isle of Wight’s Jack Up The 80s two day festival.

Jack Up The 80′s is a two day family party to celebrate 25 years of Wight Crystal Spring Water which started production at their Newport plant in 1988. The event will take place on the 10th & 11th August at the Garlic Festival field in Newchurch, Isle of Wight.

A 25th anniversary is always a milestone and this is a great way to let the people of the South, old friends and new know that Wight Crystal are still going strong and are looking forward to the next 25 years.

Jack Up the 80s tweeted yesterday: “Pleased to announce that Toyah sings her greatest hits at our two day family party in August at Jack Up The 80s“.

• Further info on this festival at the ‘Jack Up The 80s’ website.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 16th, 2013

• Toyah makes her first live music appearance of 2013 today, at the ‘Here and Now: The Very Best Of The 80s’ Weekender in Bognor Regis. Also playing over the weekend are Midge Ure, Hazel O’Connor, Paul Young, Curiosity Killed The Cat and many others. Stay updated by following ‘Here and Now’ at Twitter.

BBC Radio Three Counties: Toyah’s interview from Roberto Perrone’s show yesterday is now available to listen to at BBC iPlayer. This is a mammoth four-hour show. Toyah’s interview begins at approximately 3hrs 7m into the programme and runs for around six minutes. She talks movies, Hormonal Housewives and more. Listen here.

• Toyah was played on Alex Lester’s ‘BBC Radio 2’ show, early Friday morning. ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ was included on his programme playlist in the “Listener’s Library” strand, requested by Sam Spam from Birmingham. Sam said ” There’s not enough Toyah on the radio. Eat your heart out Lady Gaga, Toyah did it all first”. The full show is available to listen to here. Alex also posted the TITM single cover on his Facebook page.

Theatre in Wales: Hormonal Housewives at the New Theatre, Cardiff: Following their hugely successful 2012 tour, the irrepressible Hormonal Housewives are back at the New Theatre, Cardiff from Thursday 4 – Friday 5 April. Having caused mayhem and mania on their last visit, Toyah Willcox leads the girls in this side-splitting evening.

Gloucestershire County Council: Council Staff Climb Mountain for Comic Relief: All council employees have been asked to release their inner Adam Ant, Boy George or Toyah Willcox and dress in 80s fancy dress on Thursday 14th March.

• Toyah’s travel woes from Monday were even reported on by the RAC.

Remember 1983: Love Is The Law & More…

March 3rd, 2013

There will be a series of live dates this autumn to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album Love Is The Law. Last year there was a voting element to the autumn tour. For the moment whilst the tour is in planning stages wonder which songs you are most wanting to hear on this autumn tour from the period in question. There’s a rare wild card bonus track too. Take part in the survey and select the two songs you want to hear the most. After that it’s up to Toyah and the band to see what works best. Vote online by clicking below.

• View a larger version of the Dreamscape LITL creation above here.

Toyah Live 2013: Confirmed/New Dates

March 3rd, 2013

A number of Toyah gig dates were confirmed by the first Breaking Through newsletter yesterday evening, and a few new ones announced too.

As well as the two Pride and Aberdeen Re:Union PAs (see post below), the Here and Now Weekender at Bognor Regis; The Stroke Association Ball, Castleford; Here and Now Falkirk “Rock The Stadium” and the Upton Festival 2013 have all now been officially confirmed.

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Toyah Live 2013: Three New Live PAs

March 3rd, 2013

Three new live Toyah PAs have been confirmed for the Summer by the first Breaking Through newsletter.

Blackburn Pride In The Park, taking place at Witton Country Park, Blackburn on Saturday 1st June. More info on the two-day event here. (NB. It appears this has been cancelled, as of early May it has disappeared from the Official Gigs page)

Northern Pride 2013, taking place at Leazes Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne on Saturday 20th July. More info on the one-day event here.

Aberdeen Re:Union, Back To The 80s with Aberdeen University Student Union. a celebration of Aberdeen University Union and student life in the ‘80s! More info and book tickets here. View their Toyah page.

Keep an eye on The Official Gigs page at and sign up for the Breaking Through newsletter to be kept up-to-date on more gigs and PAs happening through the year.

Toyah Live 2013: Upton Music Festival

February 24th, 2013

Another new live date for Toyah. She is playing the Upton Music Festival, taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (23rd-25th).

The festival, now in its fourth year, will have two stages and numerous events and activites. The festival site is located at Fish Meadow, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire. Other bands playing include Slade, China Crisis, Bad Manners, The Troggs and The Lambrettas.

• View further information at the festival website. View our updates on other live Toyah dates for 2013 here. (Please note that none of these have been officially confirmed yet, please double check before buying tickets)

Worcester News: Upton Music Festival developing links with the community: The festival itself runs from Friday to Sunday, August 23-25 and the likes of Slade, Toyah Willcox, The Wurzels and Bad Manners have already been announced across two stages.

Rock The Stadium: Here and Now Falkirk

January 10th, 2013

Falkirk Set To Rock As 80s Superstars Head To Football Stadium

Falkirk Football Club has announced the first in a series of concerts set to rock the town over a summer weekend.
‘Rock The Stadium’, which will take place the weekend of June 22 2013, will this week release tickets for the Here And Now 80s extravaganza featuring big name stars Five Star, Altered Images, The Real Thing, Toyah, T’Pau, Paul Young, Curiosity Killed the Cat and Midge Ure.

There are seating and standing tickets available as the football stadium will be transformed into a concert venue. The event will take place on Saturday June 22 with tickets prices starting from £35 available at or by calling 0844 888 9991, tickets are also be available from the club shop.

• Continue reading at Rock The Stadium. View a larger version of the flyer here. (Pleae note that Toyah hasn’t been officially confirmed for this concert as yet!)

Toyah News Briefs

November 20th, 2012

Birmingham Mail: The Tube broke the mould – and a few new bands too: An interview with Chris Phipps, Toyah’s co-presenter on Look! Hear! and Assistant Producer on The Tube. The article also includes a rare photo taken at Pebble Mill in 1981.

This is North Devon: Adam Ant, Suggs and Toyah head to North Devon: They are just some of the names waiting in the wings to entertain you this autumn. North Devon Theatres announces a new season to brighten up winter nights.

TellyMix: I’m A Celebrity 2012: Limahl missing his gadgets: “I can’t compare it to anything I have done before. And yet if my own heroes and heroines, Christopher Biggins, Toyah Willcox and Sheila Ferguson, can do it, then so can I.”

Big Weekends: Here and Now, Bognor, March 2013: Join us at Bognor Regis for Here and Now, a brand new break showcasing some of the biggest and best stars of the 80s.

BBC Radio Two: Both ‘It’s A Mystery’ and ‘I Want To Be Free’ have been played on BBC Radio Two over the last few days. Toyah and Robert Fripp were also the subject of one of the questions on last night’s Eggheads on BBC2.

Bennett Griffin: What will we do for Children in Need? “It’s A Mystery”!! – I don’t ever recall Toyah sporting the look Jackie opted for but, hey ho, it was all for a good cause!