Celebrating the 30th anniversary of her breakthrough hit It's A Mystery and the platinum-selling album Anthem, 2011 sees Toyah unveil the From Sheep Farming To Anthem Tour. These live dates includes selections from Toyah's first three albums, Sheep Farming In Barnet, The Blue Meaning and Anthem which is where her biggest hit singles and most revered and requested songs originate from. The unique readings and fresh, live interpretations of these songs have been praised highly after preview concerts this Spring, including a date at Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club.
Toyah, and her full live band, will be performing the dark and quirky anthems and cult classics which put her at number one in the indie charts for the chart’s first twelve months. Toyah was then a constant in the top 10 for the following three years before her breakthrough single "It's A Mystery" went to number four in the mainstream chart. Her first three albums have been sited as the beginnings of Goth. Anthem also won the finest accolade of being broadcast live from Drury Lane Theatre Royal as an "Old Grey Whistle Test" special on Christmas Eve 1981 for the BBC, attracting 12 million viewers.
Expect a special evening of cherry-picked songs with a substantial sprinkling of material not heard since Toyah's early tours from the late 70s and early 1980s.
Backstage, Leicester Square Theatre, London (17/06/11)
Leicester Square Theatre, London (17/06/11)
HMV Institute, Birmingham (16/04/11)
The Horn, St Albans (07/04/11)
The Cavern Club, Liverpool (20/03/11)
From Sheep Farming to Anthem: The Band
Left to right: Chris Wong (Guitar), Tim Rose (Bass), Shan Chana (Drums), Andy Doble (Keyboards)
Classic Performances (1980-1981)
LIVE PERFORMANCES - 2011
LIVE PERFORMANCES - 1981
TOYAH SINGLES, EPs & ALBUMS 1979-1981
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