With huge international hits over the past three decades including I've Got To Go Now and Many Rivers To Cross, it is only fitting that legendary singer Toni Childs takes her beloved songs on a national tour across Australia.
The Emmy award winning artist has performed all over the world during and she is taking her 2019 Retrospective tour to the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre in April.
Toni is no stranger to the country and became a permanent citizen in 2018.
The much loved storyteller has been living here since 2012 after marrying an Australian where they now reside in Byron Bay.
The idea for the Retrospective tour occurred last year when Toni celebrated the 30th anniversary of her first album's release.
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Toni said the 2019 tour is a little different to a greatest hits tour because while all of her greatest songs will be played, she will also bring people to the present time.
"So we're doing it more like if you went to an art gallery and you were going to see a retrospective of an artists work", Toni explained.
"And learn a little bit about what was happening at those different stages..."
The focus will be on the music, Toni said, so people can indulge in the music and their connection with the songs.
"But it's a way of also coming together and what better way than go into the regional areas of Australia."
Toni has sold millions of albums both in Australia and overseas, and said there are a lot of people who have grown up with her music.
"My music was a big part of the emotional landscape of their lives so this is a way that we get to make a connection," she sad.
The coming years will see the release of two very special albums of music from Toni.
First, 'It's All A Beautiful Noise' and the second 'Citizens Of The Planet'. Both releases are a part of two unique 3D Mapping animated shows - two hours of music, animation and high tech audience engagement.
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The first half of the Retrospective show will see Toni play all of her earlier hits, followed by the music from her latest albums.
It was very important for Toni to get out to regional areas to perform for her country fans.
"Artists and promoters tend to just want to focus on the cities because it's a larger population, more economical.... but you're not out in the nooks and crannies and you need to bring the love out to the nooks and crannies," she said.
If you would like to find out more information on the upcoming Dubbo show, please visit www.drtcc.com.au