Kate Bush — an artist for whom Treble has a lot of affection — has announced her first live shows in 35 years. She’ll be performing 15 sets in London in a series called “Before the Dawn.” The dates are as follows: August 26, 27, 29 and 30; and September 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, and 19 at Hammersmith Apollo in London. News of Kate Bush’s live return ended up crashing her own website (sounds familiar) after the announcement.
In 2010, The Guardian ran a story about Bush’s absence from the live stage, the reasons for which most likely included perfectionism, fear of flying, and the death of lighting director Bill Duffield, who was killed in an accident during a 1979 concert.
Her now-inaccessible website read before crashing, “I hope you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there.” Watch her video for “Running Up That Hill” — our No. 19 Song of the 1980s — below.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.