Toyah: From Sheep Farming to Anthem Live 2011 - tickets on sale 11th May
Posted: 9th May 2011
To a younger generation, Toyah Willcox is something of a gentle television personality and actor, who popped up on 'reality' TV shows and seemed like she might be able to sing a bit. To those who can recall her early eighties heyday, Toyah remains the candyfloss-haired punk powerhouse that your mum most definitely did not approve of.
Singles such as 'It's a Mystery', 'I Want to Be Free' and 'Thunder in the Mountains' were the highlight of a six- or seven-year run as a post-punk flag-bearer and something of a style icon. The provocatively styled and made-up Toyah even had her own make-up line.
Toyah has never seemingly been far from her music although her television and stage career continued to pick up pace through the 90s and into the new century. It is off the back of some recent high-profile small screen appearances that Toyah is now enjoying something of a musical renaissance.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of 'It's a Mystery' and the platinum album, 'Anthem', the dates will see Toyah slap on the mascara and perform her greatest hits and a selection of songs from her early career. The 'From Sheep Farming to Anthem - Classics Revisited Live' dates continue throughout 2011 at London, Oxford and Wolverhampton, to name a few.
Toyah is also appearing with the New Model Army and The Quireboys at Stanford Hall Estate, Loughborough, on 14th July, Rewind Scotland (with The Human League) on 31st July and Flashback to the 80s at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire. Toyah will also be playing a set at Blackpool's Rebellion Festival 2011 on Friday 5th August.
Solo dates continue into the autumn with tickets for the last scheduled date, Islington on Saturday 5th November, on sale Wednesday 11th May at 9AM starting at £20.
Tickets for all other dates are available now, typically starting at £20 (£22.50 for London Leicester Square), more for festivals.
- Sat 2nd May 2020 Toyah, Hazel O'Connor : Electric Ladies of the '80s The Queen's Hall (Edinburgh) Buy Tickets
- Thu 16th Jul 2020 Toyah St Mary Magdalene Church - Cobham (Gravesend) Buy Tickets
- Sat 1st Aug 2020 Let's Rock Belfast, Adam Ant, Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Howard Jones, Kim Wilde, Sister Sledge, The Real Thing, T'Pau, Chesney Hawkes, Jaki Graham, Toyah, Wang Chung Boucher Playing Fields (Belfast) Buy Tickets
- Fri 4th Sep 2020 Toyah, Hazel O'Connor : Electric Ladies of the '80s Princess Alexandra Auditorium (Stockton-on-Tees) Buy Tickets
- Sat 5th Sep 2020 Let's Rock Essex, Adam Ant, OMD, ABC, Howard Jones, Kim Wilde, Jason Donovan, Leo Sayer, Pete Wylie, Toyah, Living In A Box, The Art of What?! Kings Farm (Chelmsford) Buy Tickets
- Wed 9th Sep 2020 Toyah, Hazel O'Connor The Anvil/ The Forge (Basingstoke) Buy Tickets
- Thu 10th Sep 2020 Toyah, Hazel O'Connor : Electric Ladies of the '80s Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Fri 11th Sep 2020 Toyah Brudenell Social (Leeds) Buy Tickets
- Thu 17th Sep 2020 Toyah, Hazel O'Connor : Electric Ladies of the '80s Holmfirth Picturedrome (West Yorkshire) Buy Tickets
- Tue 22nd Sep 2020 Toyah, Hazel O'Connor : Electric Ladies of the '80s Birmingham Town Hall (Birmingham) Buy Tickets
- Wed 23rd Sep 2020 Toyah, Hazel O'Connor : Electric Ladies of the '80s G-Live (Guildford) Buy Tickets
- Sun 27th Sep 2020 Toyah, Hazel O'Connor : Electric Ladies of the '80s Islington Assembly Hall [Town Hall] (Islington) Buy Tickets
- Mon 28th Sep 2020 Toyah, Hazel O'Connor : Electric Ladies of the '80s Opera House (Buxton) Buy Tickets
- Tue 29th Sep 2020 Toyah, Hazel O'Connor : Electric Ladies of the '80s Hull City Hall (Hull) Buy Tickets
- Fri 2nd Oct 2020 Hue and Cry, Toyah O2 Academy Newcastle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Buy Tickets
- Thu 8th Oct 2020 Toyah The Factory Live (Worthing) Buy Tickets