EIGHTIES’ pop star Toyah will combine her greatest hits with a showcase for her upcoming new album at Pocklington Arts Centre on March 3 2022.
Released on August 27 on Demon Music Group, Posh Pop will be her first solo studio set of original material since 2008, featuring ten tracks composed by Toyah Willcox and Slave To The Rhythm co-writer Simon Darlow.
The track listing will be: first single Levitate; Zoom Zoom; The Bride Will Return; Space Dance; Barefoot On Mars; Rhythm In My House; Summer Of Love; Monkeys; Kill The Rage and Take Me Home.
Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) director Janet Farmer says: “What better way to spend a night than by experiencing an 80s’ icon like Toyah live on stage.
“We’re expecting toe tapping, shoulder shuffling, singing and a lot of reminiscing when Toyah takes to our stage to take us on a journey through her 40-year career. What a fabulous and unique event this will be for everyone.”
Keyboards and stand-up bass will frame Toyah’s vocals in a cinematic sound in next March’s show, when she will complement songs old and new with stories from her colourful career in music, film and on stage.
Expect “up close and personal” renditions of It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and Good Morning Universe, alongside modern-day stand-outs Sensational and Dance In The Hurricane.
Lockdown has not dulled Toyah’s creativity. Instead, her dressing-up box Sunday Lunch videos of pop covers, performed with musician husband Robert Fripp, have amassed more than ten million views online.
Tickets for her 8pm Posh Pop Tour show cost £25 at pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk.