It has been described as a musical event this year, perhaps the decade – after 35 years returns Kate Bush to the stage on Tuesday. 100,000 tickets for 22 concerts in London sold out “in minutes,” writes the Guardian before the premiere at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The newspaper expects a “theatrical spectacle” considering Bush’s penchant for dance, theater, poetry reading and mime, the latest before shown in the only tour she made, the Tour of Life 1979th
Very little has been leaked about the rehearsals other than that Bush, aged 56 years, showing his usual control mania over every detail, down to the ticket the design.
Kate Bush broke through almost overnight with the single Wuthering Heights in 1978 and her subsequent albums The Dreaming Hounds of love and cited by many younger female artists as a strong inspiration. The album Aerial (2005), writes the Guardian, was created to kill off rumors that she was crazy, drug addict or had severe agoraphobia.