Earlier this summer, Kate Bush announced "Before the Dawn", a stint of shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo that will be the singer's first live dates in thirty-five years. The first show will be on 26 August, beginning a run of 22 shows that sold out in 15 minutes, fans cannot contain their excitement for the singer.
Recently Kate issued a statement on her website requesting fans not to video or take photographs of the upcoming shows to preserve a more intimate live experience.
Here's the full text of Bush's statement:
Many thanks to everyone who sent such lovely wishes for my birthday. I had a wonderful day.
We're all very excited about the upcoming shows and are working very hard in preparation. It's going very well indeed.
I have a request for all of you who are coming to the shows:
We have purposefully chosen an intimate theatre setting rather than a large venue or stadium. It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows. I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iphones, ipads or cameras. I know it's a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Respectfully yours, Kate.