Posts Tagged ‘Billy Idol’

Official Toyah: November 2022 Blog

November 11th, 2022

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Reviews/Press Clips: The Roadside Tour 2022

October 25th, 2022

Four reviews for Billy Idol’s The Roadside Tour, one for London Wembley Arena, two for Glasgow Hydro and one for Leeds Arena:

Metal Talk: The night opened with icon and punk pop princess Toyah, revelling in the career boost she’s seen as a result of her wonderfully unhinged Sunday Lunch videos with husband, Robert Fripp. Always an effervescent performer, she seemed to really embrace being back to playing arenas again, and her joy came like waves from the stage as she danced around it – Continue…

Metal Planet Music: Support bands have changed numerous times before we even got to this point but opener Toyah did not let us down. Toyah, aaaaaah Toyah. Her and Miss Debbie Harry had a lot to answer for in the hormones levels of myself as a 13 year old back in 1980 – Continue…

Moshville: Toyah had posted on Twitter that her set was to start a whopping 5 minutes early, but even with this warning the venue was still filling up as she started and played through her thirty minutes. This was an absolute shame as she was bloody brilliant. Riding the crest of a wave of public attention after her lockdown cover video sessions with husband Robert Fripp, her set was mainly made up of her own material with one cover (“Echo Beach” by Martha & The Muffins) – Continue…

• York Press: The show, the final one of the UK tour, was opened by Toyah, followed by Killing Joke, and headlined by Billy Idol offered something for everyone. Toyah got the proceedings off in fine style despite the early 7pm start. She gave us her hits – Thunder On The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and It’s A Mystery and a cover of Echo Beach. As anyone who has seen her Sunday Lunch videos which are filmed at home with her husband, King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, her engaging presence and sense of fun illuminated her set – Continue…

Live 2022: Toyah/The Roadside Tour @ Birmingham NEC

October 25th, 2022

Toyah, supporting Billy Idol on The Roadside Tour 2022, live at the Resorts World Arena Birmingham NEC on Sunday 23rd October. This is Toyah’s full set.

Backseat Mafia: Live Review – Billy Idol/Killing Joke/Toyah

October 15th, 2022


Marking the first stop of the UK leg of The Roadside Tour 2022, tonight sees Billy Idol take to the stage in Manchester ably supported by Toyah and Killing Joke. This run of arena dates is the first time Billy Idol will have performed in the UK since 2018, with tickets for the remaining shows available here.

Opening the evenings proceedings was the four times Brit award nominated Toyah whose career has spanned more than 4 decades with ventures not only in music performance, but also in acting, songwriting and producing amongst many other accolades. It’s a short 30 minute set for Toyah but she delivers an upbeat pop performance, dancing throughout the set. Killing Joke were a relatively late addition to the tour, stepping in when previous support Television withdrew due to illness. With their industrial post-punk rock, the band almost do a complete 180 from the bubbly Toyah, creating a much heavier darker sound accompanied by moody lighting and whilst some fans may have whiplash from the change in sound, nevertheless they were well received.

• Continue reading at Backseat Mafia. NB. A selection of great live shots of Toyah at Manchester Arena are included in this article.

Entertainment South Wales: Billy Idol’s Roadside Tour 2022

October 12th, 2022

Billy Idol’s Roadside Tour To Play Cardiff with Toyah & Killing Joke

Billy Idol’s Roadside Tour 2022, comes to Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Monday October 17.

Killing Joke are delighted to be announced as special guests for the tour, after Television were forced to make a late withdrawal, alongside Billy’s other tour guest Toyah.

The ever-popular Toyah will bring an extra sense of fun to the tour. Alongside a flourishing acting career, Toyah carved out a successful musical career with three top ten UK hit singles in the 1980s and the Gold-selling album Anthem.

“We’re looking forward to having Killing Joke and Toyah join us in the UK,” said Billy. “This is going to be an epic show!”

• Continue reading at Entertainment South Wales.

Daily Record: Toyah On Refusing To Be ‘Controlled’ By Age

August 22nd, 2022

Toyah Willcox on refusing to be ‘controlled’ by age, and playing Glasgow with Billy Idol

The It’s a Mystery star has found a new audience with her YouTube videos.

Toyah Willcox continues to be audacious in her 60s and refuses to be “controlled by the number” of her age.

In the 80s her anthem I Want To Be Free and her vivid hair colours made her an icon of rebellious youth.

And the punk remains a beacon of individuality at 64, posing in revealing outfits for her Sunday Lunch YouTube sensation with guitarist husband Robert Fripp.

The videos have had 100million views since they started doing them during lockdown in 2020.

Toyah said: “I’m not being controlled by the number of my age. I have a great passion for what I do and I’m continuing it. Age should only be a number.

“I’ve been rocking in this world for 45 years as a career. You don’t just suddenly stop or stop that connection with music.”

• Continue reading at the Daily Record.

Daily Star: Music Icon Toyah Joins Billy Idol Tour

July 15th, 2022

Music icon Toyah Willcox to join rockstar Billy Idol on six-date UK tour this Autumn

It’s A Mystery and Thunder In The Mountains singer Toyah Willcox will join special guests Television for White Wedding and Rebel Yell star Billy Idol’s Roadside UK Tour

Thunder In the Mountains singer Toyah Willcox will join punk icon Billy Idol on his Roadside UK Tour this Autumn.

Actress and singer Toyah will open for Billy Idol on his six-date tour, which takes in cities including Manchester, Cardiff, London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Leeds from October 13-25, 2022.

That’s not all, as Toyah Willcox and Billy Idol will also be joined by special guests Television, who will be performing their album debut Marquee Moon in full.

• Continue reading at the Daily Star. NB. Billy Idol shared posts on Instagram and Twitter yesterday on Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch cover of Rebel Yell.

Retropop: Toyah To Join Billy Idol On The Road

July 13th, 2022

Toyah to join Billy Idol on the road for October 2022 UK tour

Toyah will join Billy Idol later this year as he brings ‘The Roadside’ tour to the UK throughout October 2022.

The punk icon will join the rocker for a string of dates, which were rescheduled from earlier this year. “We’re looking forward to having Toyah join us in the UK,” says Billy. “This is the final piece in what is going to be an epic show!“

• Continue reading at Retropop.

Billy Idol Roadside Arena Tour 2022: Toyah Press

July 10th, 2022

Press on this week’s announcement Toyah is supporting Billy Idol on his Roadside UK Arena Tour later this year.

The Official Toyah Willcox Website: Toyah Joins Billy Idol Arena Tour As Special Guest: Billy Idol is delighted to announce that Toyah will be joining his UK live dates this October on The Roadside Tour 2022, alongside very special guests, Television – Continue…

Vive Le Rock: Toyah Joins Idol Tour!: TOYAH has been added to the bill for Billy Idol’s Roadside Tour this Autumn. The post-punk hitmaker joins a line-up that also includes Television, who stepped up to replace The Go-Go’s who were unable to play the rescheduled dates. “We’re looking forward to having Toyah join us in the UK,” says the former Generation X frontman. “This is the final piece in what is going to be an epic show!” – Continue…

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Live 2022: Toyah Joins Billy Idol’s UK Arena Tour

July 7th, 2022

Billy Idol is delighted to announce that Toyah will be joining his six UK arena dates this October on The Roadside Tour, alongside very special guests, Television.

We’re looking forward to having Toyah join us!“. Click below for ticket info and/or booking. Read more on this at