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Kate Bush To Play Live
John Doran , March 21st, 2014 05:51

Singer returns to live performance for first time since 1979

Kate Bush has announced a series of 15 concerts at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo which will take place in August and September of this year.

The revered singer virtually retired from performing live in 1979 after her first tour which lasted between April 2 and May 13. She was deeply affected by the death of her lighting engineer Bill Duffield on the first day of the tour and has since paid tribute to him in the songs 'Blow Away' and 'Moments Of Pleasure'. Since then she has only appeared on stage at a handful of charity concerts and to perform duets with the likes of Dave Gilmour and Peter Gabriel. Read our interview with Bush here and our Black Sky Thinking on her return here.

Full ticket information: Tickets for the gigs, which have been given the name Before The Dawn, go on sale this Friday at 9.30am. Tickets for this year's shows are available exclusively from, and Tickets are being limited to four per booking and photo ID will be required at the venue. Ticket prices are £49, £59, £75, £95, £135 and are subject to a booking fee. The dates are August 26, 27, 29, 30, September 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30 and October 1.