You read that right. Famously reclusive artist Kate Bush, who last toured in the Spring of 1979 when she only had two albums under her belt, has announced today that she will be back on stage in August and September 2014. WOW!.... Unbelievable!
To say that nobody saw this coming is an understatement. Kate's last release, the excellent 50 Words for Snow is already 3 years old, having been released in 2011, and we haven't heard anything about a new album coming out soon. But lets not quibble about these little details - Kate Bush is doing a series of concerts - that is news to celebrate.
The series of concerts, called Before the Dawn, are to be staged at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.
I've seen press reports calling this her first tour since 1978. Stop that! It isn't a tour if you only play at one location. It's a residency! And there isn't anything wrong with that - except that we, in the world at large, won't be able to applaud a truly grand artist. Still, who knows what the future brings - we certainly never thought she'd be doing live shows again.
Tickets will go on sale at 9.30 am (GMT) on the 28th March 2014 and purchases are limited to a maximum of 4 per order. For example, you can try to purchase up to 4 tickets for just one of the 15 concerts, or 4 tickets for 4 separate shows.
So, for you lucky people in Europe who'll be able to make the trip to London, here are the details:
Tuesday, 26th August
Wednesday, 27th August
Friday, 29th August
Saturday, 30th August
Tuesday, 2nd September
Wednesday, 3rd September
Friday, 5th September
Saturday, 6th September
Tuesday, 9th September
Wednesday, 10th September
Friday, 12th September
Saturday, 13th September
Tuesday, 16th September
Wednesday, 17th September
Friday, 19th September
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Please note that tickets are not available directly from the venue Box Office.