THE TOY DOLLS are to celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a very special London show this spring.

Forty years ago, fellow North-Easterners THE ANGELIC UPSTARTS invited the newly formed Dolls to accompany them on their first national tour.

Now Dolls frontman Olga has returned the favour by inviting Mensi and co to join them for a show at The Forum, Kentish Town on Saturday 18 April.

Sometimes linked with the ‘pathetique’ scene, The Toy Doll s crashed the mainstream with their Top 5 cover of ‘Nellie The Elephant’ in 1984. Still a hugely popular live draw on the international stage, the Dolls play relatively rarely in the UK, making this a show not to be missed. Last year saw the release of the band’s thirteenth album Episode XIII.

The Angelic Upstarts formed in 1977 and celebrated the 40th Anniversary of their classic debut ‘Teenage Warning’ last year. Still fronted by the irrepressible Mensi, they released their most recent, politically charged, album Bullingdon Bastards in 2015.

Says Mensi, “I feel like Doctor Who in a time machine, travelling forward 40 years to play with our good pals The Toy Dolls again!”

The London show is the culmination of the short 40th Anniversary tour for the Dolls. Catch them on the road at…

15 April – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
16 April – Hedworth Hall, South Shields
17 April – Club Academy, Manchester
18 April – The Forum, London

Tickets are available here.

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