It’s now just over a fortnight until Toyah’s autumn tour commences on 18 October at Birmingham Institute/Library. The tour entitled Songs From The Interrgalactic Ranch House will take in Toyah’s catalogue from Safari classics to a a selection of tracks from the 1980s pop album Minx which have never ever been performed live in concert before.
In celebration toyahwillcox.com is counting down until the opening night with a look back to archive items, images, sounds, videos or look forward with exclusives including rehearsal video footage.
So far the countdown includes a rehearsal video, archive documentation of Toyah’s 1980s make-up range and a look back to Toyah’s early 1980s acting role in the legendary television series Tales Of The Unexpected. Visit daily until Saturday 18 October as content is unlocked each day in the run-up to the tour.
The Intergalactic Ranch House was Toyah’s fan club from the late 1970s through to 1983 and operated out of the basement office of Safari Records in London. This July sees the 35th anniversary of Toyah’s debut single release, Victims Of The Riddle, for Safari Records. Toyah’s acting and recording career kicked off in the late 1970s. She has released over twenty studio albums, had thirteen top 40 singles and made countless stage and screen roles including the perennially viewed film cult classicsJubilee and Quadrophenia.
All eight concert dates will feature Toyah’s full live electric band featuring Chris Wong (guitar), Andy Doble (keyboards), Tim Rose (bass) and John Humprey (drums).
SONGS FROM THE INTERGALACTIC RANCH HOUSE
AUTUMN 2014 TOUR DATES
SAT 18 OCT BIRMINGHAM THE INSTITUTE (LIBRARY)
THU 23 OCT LEEDS UNIVERSITY UNION
FRI 24 OCT GLASGOW CLASSIC GRAND
SAT 25 OCT MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3
FRI 7 NOV BRIGHTON THE HAUNT
FRI 14 NOV SOUTHAMPTON BROOK
SAT 15 NOV BRISTOL FLEECE
SAT 22 NOV O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON