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Singer Toni Childs to tour regional WA

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Singer Toni Childs.
Camera IconSinger Toni Childs. Credit: Supplied

She’s had three platinum albums, six Top 40 hit singles and has won an Emmy, now Toni Childs is coming to Western Australia and is bringing her most classic songs along with her.

Childs will be touring throughout regional WA this month for the Retrospective Tour, a celebration of the 30 years since her first album, Union, hit and made a connection around the world.

The tour has been over a year in the making and Childs said she can’t believe it’s been so long since her first album came out.

“The show is like going in to an art gallery, you see the work of the artist through their lifetime,” she said.

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“People can expect an infusion of love, vitality, inspiration and a connection to the emotional history that we have together.”

In the first hour of the show, fans can expect to hear all of Childs’ most well known hits, in the second she will shake things up with more modern tunes.

“I have a pretty good idea of what the fan favourites are in Australia so I’ve curated this little box of memories for everyone,” she said.

“In the second hour I’m playing the music that’s happening here and now, last year I recorded two songs that I do right at the end of the set.”

Childs is excited to bring her tour to regional WA so she can connect with people in an exchange of heart and time.

“My show is really expensive to produce and it does cost a lot of money to take it to regional areas, but I feel we’re not building bridges if we don’t do it,” she said.

“People are working really hard in regional areas and they need that infusion and enrichment of ideas, music and art.”

Whilst in WA Childs has plans to tick off many items on her bucket list, including swimming with whale sharks on the Ningaloo and dolphins in Monkey Mia, and checking out cave paintings in the Kimberley.

Tour dates:

May 15: Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie

May 16: Esperance Civic Centre, Esperance

May 17: Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany

May 18: Boardwalk Theatre, Mandurah

May 19: Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury

May 22: Camel Lane Theatre, Carnarvon

May 24: Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha

May 25: Matt Dann Theatre, Port Hedland

May 26: Jimmy Chi Hall, Broome

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