Kate Bush Tour: Reclusive Star Confirms 15 Date 'Before The Dawn' London Gigs, Her First Live Shows Since 1979

21/03/2014 10:15 | Updated 21 March 2014

Kate Bush has announced she will play a string of ‘Before The Dawn’ concerts in London later this year - her first ever live gigs since 1979.

The 15 dates - all at London’s Eventim Apollo (formerly the Hammersmith Apollo) - will take place in August and September.

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Kate at the 2001 Q Awards

“I am delighted to announce that we will be performing some live shows this coming August and September,” reads a statement on her official website. “I hope you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there.”

Despite her phenomenal commercial success, Kate has been reclusive throughout her career and has only ever embarked on one tour, a 28-date jaunt around Europe in ‘79.

The 'Wuthering Heights' singer made a rare public appearance in 2013 to receive a CBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

In 2011, Kate released an album entitled ‘50 Words For Snow’ which peaked at number 5 in the UK Album Chart.

Tickets for her ‘Before The Dawn’ dates go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 28 March.

The full list of tour dates is as follows:


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

Kate Bush through the years


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