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TCRII @ Sheffield: Toyah by Zak Jenkinson

October 19th, 2012

Toyah, in Sheffield for the second gig of The Changeling Resurrection II, with Zak Jenkinson. Zak plays bass guitar in The Silent Age, one of the support bands at The Corporation. View larger versions of the photos below at Dremscape’s TCRII Gallery. (Thanks to Zak Jenkinson)

The Changeling Resurrection II: News Briefs

October 19th, 2012

The Guardian: Cheryl Cole to Neil Young: The Week in Music: Pictures: And as well as Ms. Cole and old, everyone from Kiss to Psy rocked the world this week … Toyah Willcox performs at the Corporation in Sheffield on 29 September. (Thanks to Stephen Bennett Troake)

• Great photos of Toyah at Manchester Academy at talk | photography.

• Toyah brings The Changeling Resurrection II to the Islington Academy, London tomorrow night and Kings Lynn Corn Exchange on Sunday night.

• Ticket links and full details of the remainder of the 2012 tour dates are available at the gigs page at The Official Toyah Willcox Website.

• View all of our Changeling Resurrection II news here, and The Changeling Resurrection news here.

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TCRII @ Manchester: Brave New World

October 18th, 2012

Great footage of Toyah onstage at Manchester Academy performing ‘Brave New World’. Click below to view at You Tube. (Thanks to Paul Lomas)

View numerous clips from The Changeling Resurrection II at The Classic Grand, Glasgow.

Louder Than War: Toyah in Conversation

October 18th, 2012

Birmingham’s very own punk queen Toyah Willcox returns this month (Oct 31st) to perform a very special Halloween show at the Birmingham Ballroom.

LTW’s Ross Cotton took the chance to ask Toyah about her memories whilst recording her album ‘The Changeling’ and her future plans.

The iconic pop star, actress and TV personality is reigniting her triumphant forth album ‘The Changeling’, to celebrate its 30th anniversary and the mark of the gothic era. After a sell-out touring stint earlier this year, and a well deserved star awarded at the ‘Kings Heath Walk of Fame’, it comes as no surprise that our local girl is in high demand.

• Continue reading at Louder Than War.

The Star: She’s No Mystery…

October 18th, 2012

Toyah Willcox is arguably the busiest she has ever been.

These days split very much between acting and singing, the ’80s legend who set the template for many modern musical maidens returns to Sheffield and Corporation on Saturday in a very different guise to her last visit – playing The Wicked Queen in panto at the Lyceum.

“Actress/singer,” she says when asked what goes on her passport these days. “Because you want to get into different countries you’re not going to put controversial person, troublemaker.”

She’s got a point. In her post-punk heyday Toyah was something of a mould-breaker. With costumes as outrageous as she was outspoken, pop hadn’t really come across someone like her before.

“I was being very successful at a time when it was a novelty for a woman to be successful. When you look at the 1980s the glass ceiling was being raised daily and I came into the music business as a strong woman who knew what I wanted with a strong identity. That sense of novelty continued for quite a while.

• Continue reading at The Star.

Metalville: TCRII @ Sheffield Review

October 18th, 2012

Metalville webzine reviewed Toyah’s Changeling Resurrection II gig at Sheffield Corporation earlier this month. Read by clicking below (Photos © Metalville webzine)

The Changeling Resurrection II @ Glasgow

October 12th, 2012

Toyah’s Changeling Resurrection II hits Glasgow tonight for a much anticipated gig at The Classic Grand. It’s the third date of the Autumn tour (Manchester Academy tomorrow night!) and is sure to be a great night. (Thanks to Andi for the re-designed BNW doll photo)

Apologies for the lack of updates recently, there will hopefully soon be a bumper news catch-up when I’m feeling a bit better – had an operation on my back last week and currently feeling very sore!

Evening Times: Toyah’s Performing Her Classic Album, 30 Years On

October 12th, 2012

It’s her fans’ favourite record – but it’s taken 30 years for Toyah Wilcox to face up to playing The Changeling album again.

The popular singer, actress and TV personality released the album in 1982, and it captured a dark, stressful time in her life. It’s only now that she feels she can perform it.

“The important thing about The Changeling and now is that I feel I can face it again,” she says ahead of her show at Classic Grand in Glasgow on Friday.

• Continue reading at the Evening Times (free registration required).

TCR II @ Middlesbrough & New Gallery

September 21st, 2012

The full width photo of Toyah onstage at The Middlesbrough Theatre, on Wednesday, at the opening gig of ‘The Changeling Resurrection II’ Autumn UK Tour. Photos from this gig may be few and far between as the venue didn’t allow the use of cameras! This, a few other photos from the first gig and some other related tour bits & pieces have been added to the new dedicated TCR II Gallery. (Thanks again to Andrew Moore)

Seeker News: Toyah Tells It Like It Was

September 21st, 2012

Another new interview with Toyah. This one from, Dorset based, Seeker News.

Although she’s never been one to hide her light, Toyah Willcox is more ready than ever for the public to see her.  She regularly plays to thousands in 1980s revival shows with the likes of Belinda Carlisle, Rick Astley and Banarama, but she also tours in her own right and is returning to some of the darkest material of her 35-year career in The Changeling Resurrection II tour which arrives in Bridport this month.

“The Changeling was a very difficult album for me, it was very difficult to write, I wasn’t very happy at the time – it was 1982 and I was so famous I couldn’t leave the building without being escorted and everyone wanted the Toyah they saw on Top of the Pops, nobody cared much about the Toyah that was the real me,” she says.

• Continue reading at Seeker News.

Domestic City: Interview: Toyah Willcox

September 20th, 2012

An interesting new Toyah interview from Domestic City.

Toyah Willcox, 30 years on from ‘The Changeling’ and the beginning of the goth movement

Birmingham’s very own punk queen Toyah Willcox returns this month to perform a very special Halloween show at the Birmingham Ballroom.

The iconic pop star, actress and TV personality is reigniting her triumphant forth album ‘The Changeling’, to celebrate its 30th anniversary and the mark of the gothic era. After a sell-out touring stint earlier this year, and a well deserved star awarded at the ‘Kings Heath Walk of Fame’, it comes as no surprise that our local girl is in high demand.

“[The Walk of Fame] was a really emotional day for me”, says Toyah. “I just wish my parents were around to have known because they just would be so proud…”

• Continue reading at Domestic City.

TCR II @ Middlesbrough: Toyah by Andrew Moore

September 20th, 2012

Great photos of Toyah from last night’s first ‘Changeling Resurrection II’ gig at Middlesbrough Theatre. The set list was over 20 songs long and included ‘Castaways’, ‘Voodoo Doll’, ‘The Packt’ and ‘Neon Womb’.

As well as Middlesbrough setlist vote winners ‘Rebel Run’ and ‘Blue Meanings’.

The new headdress is still winging its way to Toyah so her first-gig-of-the-tour outfit was the same as TCR Spring Tour for the first set, then turqouise dress (worn at Blackpool Pride in June) and pink headdress for set two. Click below to zoom. (Thanks to Andrew Moore, pictured with Toyah, for the photos and all the info – More photos soon!)

All 80s Radio: Telly Toyah

September 19th, 2012

Toyah is another 80s performer who is celebrating an anniversary of another album. She continues a twelve date tour in the UK today celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Changeling and Warrior Rock. This is part two of a sold-out tour which she began last April. By all accounts she really looks the part and has even resurrected some of her old costumes from her performing days in the 80s.

Toyah and her husband Robert Fripp will feature in a new documentary series called Love and Marriage on BBC4 on a date still to be confirmed in late September.

• Continue reading at All 80s Radio.

Visit Middlesbrough/Love Middlesbrough: TCR II

September 19th, 2012

Vist Middlesbrough: Toyah Willcox performs live at Middlesbrough Theatre tonight!!!  (Toyah – Brave New World video).

Love Middlesbrough: Call 01642 81 51 81 or 729 729 to book for the fab Toyah Willcox tonight at @mbrotheatre. Toyah Willcox performs live at Middlesbrough Theatre tonight!!!

The Advertiser: Toyah Willcox – The Changeling Resurrection II

September 19th, 2012

Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of The Changeling, Toyah and her full band perform a selection of songs from the album alongside classic material as heard on the Warrior Rock live album.

The Changeling Resurrection II is a treat for Toyah diehards, 1980s fans and goth/rock music lovers. With brand new images created especially for the tour and material not performed in thirty years, this is a true celebration and reinterpretation of one of Toyah’s finest albums, alongside hit singles.

Toyah’s special tour opens right here at Middlesbrough Theatre. Be the first to see it!

The Changeling Resurrection II: It’s Here!

September 19th, 2012

Toyah is getting set to run wild, run free again over the next seven weeks as ‘The Changeling Resurrection II’ begins tonight. The first gig of the 11-date UK Tour is at The Middlesbrough Theatre. Have a great night to all who are going (especially you, Gareth, with all that travelling :)). Check out our pre-tour news, the Spring ‘Changeling Resurrection’ news and visit the Gigs and ‘The Changeling Resurrection’ page at Toyah’s Official website.

The Changeling Resurrection II: New T-Shirt

September 14th, 2012

A new t-shirt for the new tour! ‘The Changeling Resurrection II’ begins in under a week’s time, next Wednesday in Middlesbrough. View all the tour info/ticket details here, participate in the set list vote here and view all of Dreamscape’s TCR II pre-tour news here.

The Changeling Resurrection II

September 11th, 2012

It looks like the forthcoming ‘Changeling Resurrection II’ tour dates could be your last opportunity to see a “Toyah” gig for the next year: Toyah says in her latest blog: “If you missed the spring dates, be sure to catch the autumn because live TOYAH dates possibly won’t be happening again for about 12 months!” The tour begins very soon – a week tomorrow in Middlesbrough – Check out the full itinerary and ticket links by clicking below.

Toyah News Briefs

September 8th, 2012

• Trey Gunn’s The Third Star album, originally released in 1996, was reissued in a remastered/extended edition last year, with six unreleased tracks. Toyah, of course, co-wrote and sings vocals on the brilliant ‘Symbiotic’. More info here.

The Burbank Leader: DVD review: ‘Quadrophenia’ gets remixed: The visuals have been nicely restored, but the greatest effort has clearly gone into the creation of a 5.1 surround track.

• Toyah @ Twitter: Lots of tweets over the last few days from Seattle, and the recording sessions for The Humans’ third elpee!

Shapers Of The 80s: Are giving The Changeling Resurrection II a great ‘plug’ at their website: ✱ Sep 19–Nov 3: Expect new sounds and new styles as Toyah Willcox celebrates various 30th anniversaries with her Changeling Resurrection II Tour, roaming the UK from Middlesbrough to Brighton.

• The Official Toyah Facebook is getting ready for The Changeling Resurrection II.

Official Toyah: Autumn Tour Song Vote Now Open

September 4th, 2012

Following a successful song vote for Toyah’s one-off homecoming gig at the Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath in Birmingham, fans are being invited to help shape the set list for the autumn tour.

Vote for your favourite from a selection of eight classic Toyah songs for the tour date you are attending at the links below. Two song slots are reserved on each of the night of the tour and the top 2 winning votes will be performed that evening.

• Visit the news page at for the full list of voting links.

The Changeling Resurrection II: Song Vote Now Open

September 1st, 2012

‘The Changeling Resurrection II’ Autumn tour song vote is now open at Toyah’s Official Facebook.

Visit the Events page and pick the tour date you are attending and click on the vote to link.