Toyah’s autumn 2019 tour will see her celebrate and perform material from her newly re-imagined double album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, released by Edsel Records on 12 April 2019. The album, written and arranged by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, presents a collection of finely honed songcraft, killer hooks and brings together two lifetimes of performing, writing and producing music.
The 7-date UK tour will see the accomplished live performer present songs from the album including lead single Sensational and the epic album opener Dance In The Hurricane alongside instantly recognisable classics from her revered catalogue of hit singles, live favourites and renowned album tracks. Simon Darlow will also join Toyah on stage at some of the tour dates.
Featuring five new songs, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen has undergone a studio reworking with all songs re-mixed and remastered for this new double CD and digital release. The album is a rally cry to forever living life out loud, proud and heard in fifteen sparkling tracks which explore life, love, empowerment and wonderment. The release further cements Toyah’s status as an iconic name of British rock and pop.
For 42 years Toyah has taken to the stage like no other. She has won numerous awards and nominations from singing to writing to acting. In 2001 Toyah was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Central England in Birmingham. In 2018 Paul McCartney awarded Toyah a LIPA Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts Companionship for Outstanding Achievement in music, drama, performance and media. Toyah has also been awarded a star on the Kings Heath Walk of Fame and a star on Birmingham’s Broad Street Walk of Stars recognising her achievements.