Toni Childs ready to sing her heart out for an 'intimate evening' with Mandurah audiences

Her career spans more than three decades and she has the hits as well as Emmy wins and Grammy nominations to show for it.

And now, legendary recording artist Toni Childs has embarked on her biggest Australian tour yet with almost 60 shows over three months.

The epic Retrospective tour throughout the country will take to the stage at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on May 18

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Childs' critically acclaimed album Union, the singer songwriter will spend two hours in a special performance, belting out all her very best hits.

In an interview with the Mandurah Mail, Childs said audiences could expect all of the classic hits, as well as a few surprises plus animation and high tech audience engagement.

"I think of it like this, the show is like a chocolate box of memories because you know when you open a chocolate box, you want to go for all your favourites first? Well that's what it's like with this show," she said.

"It's a retrospective of my life's work in the present time and into the future but we're starting with those beautiful, delicious memories that people have from the last 30 years and that's all in the first hour.

"In the second hour we're into the present music and the future. I have an album It's All A Beautiful Noise that will be released next year and another Citizens Of The Planet that won't be officially released until 2025."

As part of the show, fans can indulge in the VIP experience with the opportunity to meet the star after the concert.

The ticket includes a seat in the first five rows at the venue, a Toni Childs t-shirt, a digital copy of her Greatest Hits CD set plus the chance to share a drink, a chat and a selfie with Childs backstage.

Since taking off on the tour on April 3, Childs has already finished the New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory legs of the Retrospective show, which she said has been a success.

"All of the music has been received really beautifully and it's an intimate evening," she said.

"It's a way of us connecting.

"It feels like maybe there's a conversation going on and that feels very nice to everybody, like there's a warmth in the room."

Known for her powerful voice, independent spirit and crafted storytelling, Childs' greatest hits, including Don't Walk Away, Walk and Talk Like Angels, Many Rivers to Cross and Because You're Beautiful, have been enjoyed by audiences around the world.

Her illustrious career features opening for Bob Dylan, performing duets with Al Green and Peter Gabriel, countless international tours and three Grammy nominations.

She shows no signs of slowing down any time soon with music in the works, albums on the way and tours planned in both 2021 and 2025.

Childs, who is also an installation artist, said she has had a lot of fun adding her own creative flair to her future sound.

"It's a celebration, it's super positive, it's super playful," she said.

"I have all these ideas inspired by the music ... I want to energise people and infuse them with positivity.

"Having something that's fun and your jaw drops at the beauty of it."

Toni Childs will play at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre at 7.30pm on Saturday, May 18 as part of her Australian Retrospective tour. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.