Archive for the ‘Love Is The Law & More’ Category

LITL & More: Halloween in Bristol

October 24th, 2013

Finally! After 14 years I have an excuse to post a photo of one of my other favourite female icons – the magnificent Elvira.

This is the fantastic flyer for the post-gig Halloween party in Bristol. Love Is The Law & More plays at Bristol Fleece next Thursday.

Flag Promotions and The Fleece present Eighties Halloween Party at The Fleece: DJs Ant (Being Boiled), Bobby (Republic) + Frankie D (Slimelight) – Thursday 31st October, 10.30pm til late! Free admission for all Toyah ticket holders! £5 without.

• Details and ticket link for this gig, and the others on the tour, at the Official LITL & More Tour Page.

• View a larger version of the Elvira/Toyah flyer here. (Thanks to Paul Lomas)

You Tubing with LITL & More 2013

October 23rd, 2013

The set-list for Love Is The Law & More includes six songs from the 1983 album, along with selected songs from each of Toyah’s other Safari albums.  Here are a few live clips to keep you going until the tour reaches your area: Now the whole of the human race, needs a DREAMSCAPE; and the feeling gets too hard to hold, I EXPLODE; and we’re walking on BROKEN DIAMONDS; to the tiger’s claw LOVE IS THE LAW. Dates and ticket info available HERE. (Thanks to Paul & Dawn for sharing their great footage).


LITL & More: Manchester Academy

October 23rd, 2013

Great photos, taken by Paul Cable, of Toyah from Love Is The Law & More at Manchester Academy on Saturday 19th October.  Paul says: “It was a magical night, if you haven’t yet got tickets you really must“. View larger versions of all of these photos at Dreamscape’s Gallery by clicking below. (Thanks again to Paul)


LITL & More: Toyah Tweets About Tour!

October 23rd, 2013

Toyah has tweeted reactions to both of the first two gigs of the tour, as well as a photo from the soundcheck at Legends last Friday. View that at Instagram.

On Saturday she said: “Newcastle was great! Thank u legends!” and on Monday: “Manchester! Oh Manchester! How u Rocked & the proposals of luv……u made an old women very happy“. Keep an eye on Twitter for more updates direct from Toyah on Tour!

Jowheretogo: LITL & More @ Legends Review

October 23rd, 2013


A review of the opening gig of the Love Is The Law & More Tour, by Jo Oliver of Jowheretogo.

Review: Toyah “Love is the Law Tour”
First date Newcastle Legends 18/10/2013

Toyah is on tour to reanimate the 1983 album Love is The Law, and this she did. She expressed in her interview with me on NE1fm this week, her love for the album, and the fact it represents one of the best years of her life. She said this again tonight.

Toyah is a natural performer. Decades of acting, performing music, voiceover work, interviews and taking whatever the showbiz world threw at her has given her an amazing ability to present these songs in the way only she could. Her voice has, if anything, become stronger, more resonant and quite beautiful. She looks utterly at home still being the Toyah we remember.

• Continue reading at Jowheretogo. (Photo © Jo Oliver)

Fragments: Toyah Tales From Now & Then

October 23rd, 2013

The second instalment of Craig Astley’s Toyah/Love Is The Law-related blog series is now available to read.

Picking Up The Pieces…

So i failed to do the tenth-month run up thing….. Let’s see what happens over the next month or so during the tour. :-)

Last night was the first night of the Love Is The Law & More Tour. And it took place, quite coincidentally, in my hometown of Newcastle. This is 30 years since the Rebel Run Tour visited Newcastle City Hall.

• Continue reading at Fragments: Toyah Tales From Now & Then.

LITL & More: More ‘Legends’ Photos

October 23rd, 2013

Two more photos of Toyah from last Friday’s first Love Is The Law & More concert at Legends, Newcastle. These are also by Jo Oliver of ‘ne1fm’ and she has generously let me post these photos in Dreamscape News and at our LITL & More Gallery. View larger versions by clicking below. (Photo © Jo Oliver)


• Jo has been at ‘ne1fm’ since last November and over the last year she has interviewed people like Toyah who she never thought she would ever get the opportunity to talk to. ‘ne1fm’ is a small community radio station, its been around many years, but cuts in funding have threatened its continued existence, and sadly unless the station receives some much needed financial help it may vanish in only a few months. If anyone could think of a way to help I know Jo and everyone at ‘ne1fm’ would be very grateful – Visit Jo’s Facebook.

LITL & More: Legends, Newcastle

October 23rd, 2013

A great photo of Toyah at Legends, Newcastle on the opening night of the Love Is The Law & More Tour last Friday (18th October). The photo is by Jo Oliver, who also interviewed Toyah last week and reviewed the gig. View more of Jo’s photos here and here.  (Photo © Jo Oliver – Click below to visit Jo’s Facebook)


The Shuttle: Toyah Talks Touring

October 23rd, 2013


A new press report, and video interview, with Toyah from the beginning of the tour last week.

Toyah talks touring to mark an album which became a career milestone

A paragon of punk is hitting the road to mark 30 years since an album which marked a milestone in her career. Toyah Willcox said recording the Love is The Law album in 1983 was one of the happiest times of her life however it was to be the last studio album with her band.

She went on to a successful career as a solo artist, actor and TV presenter and is now ready to revisit Love is The Law on a tour with a set list which will also include all her biggest hits, new songs and fans’ favourite tracks.

• Continue reading at The Shuttle. Watch the interview at You Tube.

Love Is The Law & More: News Catch-Up

October 22nd, 2013

Tomorrow there will be a Love Is The Law & More news catch up at Dreamscape, along with other bits & pieces from the past week or so. Stay tuned for press, reviews, photos and more!


LITL & More: Dreamscape (Live)

October 21st, 2013

Toyah performs ‘Dreamscape’ from the album LOVE IS THE LAW for the first time in 30 years on the “Love Is The Law & More” UK Tour at Manchester Academy on 19.10.2013 – A huge thank you to my wonderfully thoughtful longtime friend Paul Lomas for sending the song for the website.

Love Is The Law & More: Gallery Update

October 20th, 2013

It’s Love Is The Law Month at Dreamscape. and we are now two-thirds of the way through it! The Love Is The Law & More page at Dreamscape’s Gallery has been updated with some of the latest fan creations…


Love Is The Law & More – Tonight!

October 18th, 2013

Toyah’s, much anticipated, Love is The Law & More Tour gets underway tonight. The premiere gig takes place at Legends in Newcastle. Wishing Toyah, and everyone attending the gigs,  a successful and happy tour.


Love Is The Law Month: Halfway There!

October 16th, 2013

We’re now halfway, and a smidge, through Love Is The Law Month and there’s a plethora of law-related bits and pieces to browse through, with more to come… Look back on the month so far by clicking below.


Chronicle Live: Toyah Reflects On Her Favourite Year

October 15th, 2013


A new interview with Toyah, ahead of Friday’s first Love Is The Law & More gig, from Chronicle Live, published today.

Love is still the Law for 80s singer Toyah: We chat to Toyah ahead of her gig at Legends

Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr chats to Toyah, who is at Legends in Newcastle on Friday

Three decades on, 80s pop princess Toyah still recalls 1983 as one of her favourite years. Little wonder then she is bringing her album release of that year back out on the road.

Love Is The Law was critically acclaimed at the time and Toyah will be performing about six tracks from it, as well as a host of her numerous other hits, when she takes to the stage of Legends in Newcastle on Friday.

“This is my favourite album, it has very happy memories for me,” she tells me. “It was released in 1983 and I made it at a time when I was also appearing as Trafford Tanzi in the West End and it had to be written and recorded at the same time.

“But it was just glorious. I don’t have one bad memory of that year at all…”

• Continue reading at Chronicle Live.

LITL: Rebel of Love/Time is Ours

October 14th, 2013

We’re now into the last few days of the build up to the launch of Toyah’s Love Is The Law & More Tour. A 30th anniversary tribute to the 1983 album which kicks off this coming Friday in Newcastle. Here are another two pictures, Rebel of Love and Time is Ours – Will they be on the set list? View larger versions by clicking here, and get your tour tickets by clicking below. (Original photos by Dean Stockings © Toyah Willcox Ltd)


Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

October 12th, 2013


Love Is The Law & More: Tour Starts This Friday in Newcastle: Like and Share this image on Facebook and be entered into a draw to win this brand new 2013 tour t-shirt and both brand new posters – signed by Toyah. Tickets: Terms: – Visit Toyah’s Official Facebook…

Live 2013: KAOS, Blackpool: The set list for Toyah’s PA on Thursday was: Echo Beach, Thunder In The Mountains, Rebel Yell, It’s A Mystery, I Love Rock ‘N Roll, I Want To Be Free. View a clip of Echo Beach at You Tube… (Thanks to Michael O’Brien)

Naked Eye: Quadrophenia – The Reunion: Scroll down to the September 24 post to read a great report on last month’s Quadrophenia-fest in London – View here…

Upton Festival 2013: Toyah’ full set was recently uploaded to ‘You Tube’. The set list includes Bird in Flight, Jungles of Jupiter, Rebel Run, Brave New World and Danced – View here…

Record Collector: Newsletter: Derek Jarman’s Sketchbooks is published by Thames & Hudson in September and features contributions from Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, and Toyah, who appears at the Classic Cinema: The Reunion Q&A/screening of Quadrophenia at London’s Institut Français Ciné Lumière, Queensberry Place, 23 September, and the Kensington Victoria & Albert Museum’s In Conversation, 8 November – View here…

Toyah on the Radio: ne1fm102.5 Next Monday

October 10th, 2013


Toyah will be interviewed on Jo Oliver’s Jowheretogo radio show on, Newcastle & Gateshead based, ‘ne1fm102.5’ next Monday afternoon.

Jo’s programme airs from Midday and can be listened to online at the station’s website. Toyah’s ‘Love Is The Law & More’ Tour kicks off at Newcastle’s Legends on Friday 18th October.

Jowheretogo: ne1fm102.5: Monday 14th October: 12.00pm
Jo Oliver presents listeners with an hour of information on what’s on in the local area, including gigs, theatre, comedy and more. This Monday’s show has an interview with Toyah who is at Legends Rock Club next Friday – fun starts at 12.

Love Is The Law & More: Broken Diamonds

October 10th, 2013

I’ve got Broken Diamonds going round & around & around in my head! One week till first show!“, Toyah tweeted today. Click below to view all the ‘Love Is The Law & More’ tour dates and links to buy your tickets. Click here to view a larger version of Dreamscape’s “Broken Diamonds” picture, and here to visit our ‘Love Is The Law: The Complete Songwords’ page. (Original photo by Dean Stockings © Toyah Willcox Ltd)


LITL & More: Tour Posters Preview

October 9th, 2013

The two new Toyah posters which will be on sale at all dates on the Love Is The Law & More UK Tour have been previewed in the latest ‘Breaking Through’ newsletter, mailed out at the beginning of the week. They are certainly eye-catching, and as Toyah tweeted, they are the first new posters to be available on a Toyah tour for 30 years! Click here to subscribe to ‘Breaking Through’. (Photos by Dean Stockings © Toyah Willcox Ltd)


Official Toyah: Live Track/Tour News

October 7th, 2013


• Toyah’s Official Website have added another live song in the countdown to the start of the Love Is The Law & More Tour. It’s ‘Race Through Space’ live at Concorde 2, Brighton from last year’s The Changeling Resurrection II Tour. Listen to the track here. View Dreamscape’s past news posts on all of the previously available Official Live Tracks here.

• As mentioned earlier, a new collection of Toyah photos have been added to the Official Website. As well as this, the headers on each section of the website have been revamped, also including some new photos, with the new Toyah logo.

Toyah Kicks Off Love Is The Law Tour This Month: Toyah kicks off her natonal autumn music tour on Friday 18 October in Newcastle. The Love Is The Law & More Tour follows on from two years of successful UK live dates which have revisited the cult classic beginnings of Sheep Farming In Barnet and The Blue Meaning through to the Platinum-selling Anthem and the critically acclaimed The Changeling.

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.

• Continue reading at Toyah talks about the tour in the her latest Blog for the site. Tickets for the tour can be bought from links at the Gigs page.