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    Kate Bush announces first series of live shows since 1979
    After a 35-year absence, the singer makes her long-awaited live return with 15 London dates for her Before the Dawn series

    21 March 2014 | The Guardian



    Kate Bush will play her first series of shows since 1979, performing August and September in the UK.

    Bush will play 15 shows at London’s Eventim Apollo starting 26 August as part of her Before the Dawn series of shows. Announcing the news on her website on Friday, the singer said: “I hope you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there.”

    Famously, Bush has only toured once before, during a six-week jaunt around Britain and mainland Europe. “By the end,” she subsequently recalled, “I felt a terrific need to retreat as a person, because I felt that my sexuality – which in a way I hadn’t really had a chance to explore myself – was being given to the world in a way which I found impersonal.”

    Theories to explain her absence from the tour circuit have included a fear of flying, perfectionism and the death of her lighting director, Bill Duffield, who was killed in an accident during her 2 April 1979 concert at Poole Arts Centre. In an interview with Mojo magazine in 2011, Bush said she’d also endured extreme exhaustion as a result of the tour. “It was enormously enjoyable. But physically it was absolutely exhausting.”

    “I still don’t give up hope completely that I’ll be able to do some live work,” she added, “but it’s certainly not in the picture at the moment because I just don’t quite know how that would work with how my life is now.”

    Combining music, dance, poetry, mime, burlesque, magic and theatre, the show was co-ordinated by the 20-year-old Bush with Anthony Van Laast – who later choreographed the Mamma Mia! movie and several West End hits – and two young dancers, Stewart Avon Arnold and Gary Hurst. An elaborate set was dominated by a large, ribbed screen on which slides and film footage could be projected.

    Performing songs primarily from her first two albums, The Kick Inside and Lionheart, the show played host to 13 performers, 17 costume changes and 24 songs. It also featured her brother John, while Simon Drake performed illusions and magic tricks.

    The singer has made isolated and rare appearances since her tour in 1979, performing at a 1982 Prince’s Trust concert, a 1986 Comic Relief show, and additional dates in 1987, including a performance of Running Up that Hill at The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball accompanied by David Gilmour. In 1981, Bush’s seminal Lionheart tour was released on video; boxed set that included a CD version of the performance at Hammersmith Odeon came out in 1994.

    Kate Bush released her last album, 50 Words for Snow, in 2011.

    Tickets for the shows will go on sale at 9.30 am on 28 March. Purchases are limited to a maximum of four per order.

    Tour dates

    26 August – London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
    27 August – London’s Eventim Apollo
    29 August – London’s Eventim Apollo
    30 August – London’s Eventim Apollo
    2 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
    3 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
    5 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
    6 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
    9 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
    10 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
    12 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
    13 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
    16 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
    17 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
    19 September – London’s Eventim Apollo

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    Default Re: KATE BUSH to play first live shows in 35 years!!!

    Obvs. no word on any US shows. This is going to be an instant sell-out. Man, tempted to save up for another UK trip now! Unfortunate timing on the poster artwork there, but I guess it was too late to change it.

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    Default Re: KATE BUSH to play first live shows in 35 years!!!

    Holy fuck.
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    Man I'd love to see this.
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    Default Re: KATE BUSH to play first live shows in 35 years!!!

    Wow!!! I never thought she would do another tour.
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    Why is this lady a big deal? Is it just because she is such a recluse?
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    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    Default Re: KATE BUSH to play first live shows in 35 years!!!

    Stinkbutt, you may vacate this thread. Your presence is not required.

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    Damn! And I was just listening to this woman's work the other day trying to sing it out loud like Maxwell...think I need to plan another vacation, definitely a bucket list check off for me
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    I could say the same about your presence on the board. I was just asking an honest question. I know nothing of this woman. I just see her name come up a lot.
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    Wow.
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    Kate Bush was so ahead of her time, I think that's why you'll find a lot of people still regard her as a big deal. These shows could probably go either way, but the fact they're happening at all is nothing short of a miracle. I don't think anyone expected her to perform live ever again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbutt View Post
    I could say the same about your presence on the board. I was just asking an honest question. I know nothing of this woman. I just see her name come up a lot.
    I wasn't being serious, dude. But, how on earth do you expect someone to answer such a broad question in a simple messageboard post? If you're that genuinely curious, read her wiki page or her AllMusic bio. Check out one of her dozens of videos on YouTube. Like these.

    Her first major success and a massive (and unlikely) hit in England:


    Perhaps her most well known and popular song, from the height of her mid-career fame and success:


    Another brilliant mid-career highlight:


    One of her most stunningly beautiful songs (also covered by beautifully by Maxwell):


    Another completely unlikely hit song - and one that's absolutely bonkers:


    The title track from the best of her later 1990s albums before she went into a decade's long semi-retirement in the early 90s:


    A gorgeous song from her most recent proper studio album, released in 2012 (only her second real album of the 2000s):

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    Goddamn. Who knows if she'll ever make it to the US though.
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    Who here doesn't love Bush?
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    Default Re: KATE BUSH to play first live shows in 35 years!!!

    Yes, Hounds of Love is an essential album. Some hardcore fans on another message board are already convinced that the water and lifejacket, and red light on her in the promo picture, as well as the name of the tour itself, reference The Ninth Wave and that these shows could be a complete performance of that. Hopefully this makes it to DVD if other cities won't be so lucky to get this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RageAgainstTheAoki View Post

    One of her most stunningly beautiful songs (also covered by beautifully by Maxwell):
    I don't care if you think you're a fucking badass or what genre you prefer but if you can't make it thru this song without a lump in your throat or feeling some type of sentiment, you are completely soulless

    thats how powerful Kate Bush's voice is... pure heart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    Wow!!! I never thought she would do another tour.
    is it a 'tour' if she plays the same venue over and over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by microcuts View Post
    Yes, Hounds of Love is an essential album. Some hardcore fans on another message board are already convinced that the water and lifejacket, and red light on her in the promo picture, as well as the name of the tour itself, reference The Ninth Wave and that these shows could be a complete performance of that. Hopefully this makes it to DVD if other cities won't be so lucky to get this.

    It does seem to reference The Ninth Wave, though that's hardly enough material for a whole evening and surely, after thirty-five years, she will also perform some of her most popular hits as well. It would be kinda nuts if she didn't.

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    when my older daughter was in hs they were reading wuthering heights and the teacher decided to play the KB music video for them. every day for a week. and the evolution of the kids' attitudes (as described to me by my daughter) almost exactly paralleled my own, back in the day, when I first heard it. Day one: raucous laughter, GOD IS SHE SERIOUS?, etc. Day five: mesmerized, singing along, loving every second of it. I mean I know it's cliché and ponderous, but really isnt' that what art is for? To transform the ridiculousness of existence into the sublime?

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    Default Re: KATE BUSH to play first live shows in 35 years!!!

    Very well said, Tom. "Wuthering Heights" was my first exposure to Bush as well and my experience with the song--and Bush herself--mirrored yours and your daughter's. I was planning to go back to the UK in 2015, but now I"m seriously considering bumping that up to this autumn. If I can make it work, I don't think I could pass this opportunity up. Stateside shows seem so unlikely.

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    My British friend introduced me to Bush by showing me a bunch of videos of hers, especially "Wuthering Heights," to highlight the ridiculousness of them, but also because they were legitimately good. It still amazes me how much I love that song considering how much it falls outside of my wheelhouse. Anyway, on the way back from San Francisco, me and my friends pulled over on the PCH to a cliff and blasted "Wuthering Heights" out of my car and did the dance from the video and it was amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RageAgainstTheAoki View Post
    It does seem to reference The Ninth Wave, though that's hardly enough material for a whole evening and surely, after thirty-five years, she will also perform some of her most popular hits as well. It would be kinda nuts if she didn't.
    Yeah, someone mentioned a 3-part show with: Ninth Wave, 2nd disc of Aerial ( A sky of honey?) , and then a portion of hits. I think people might be reading wayyy too much into things, but who knows. Either way these shows will be special for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbutt View Post
    Why is this lady a big deal? Is it just because she is such a recluse?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Bush

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    Default Re: KATE BUSH to play first live shows in 35 years!!!

    Ooooh very tight

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    Her voice in "Don't Give Up" still gives me chills.
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    David Gilmour will more than likely accompany her at some of the shows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma View Post
    David Gilmour will more than likely accompany her at some of the shows
    That would be great. I'm guessing this time bigger guitars, smaller hair.


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    Another 7 nights added after the fan presale today pretty much cleared out the first fifteen.
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    Until she plays LA I dont want to hear about this as I am too sadddddddd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofhal View Post
    Another 7 nights added after the fan presale today pretty much cleared out the first fifteen.
    Haven't heard anything about shows selling out, just added shows. Haven't heard any reports of anyone with a code getting shut out by the official ticket sellers for at least 1 of the original 15 shows.

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