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Kate Bush reflects on "surreal" live comeback

2014-10-22
Kate Bush has thanked fans for their "love" during her recent comeback shows in London. The singer recently concluded a 22-night residency - her first live shows in 35 years - at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. Kate-Bush Reflecting on the experience in a letter on her official website, Bush said that the last few months have been "quite a surreal journey" and "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life. Read Bush's letter in full below:
Hi there, Now all the shows are over, it's pretty difficult to explain how I feel about it all. It was quite a surreal journey that kept its level of intensity right from the early stages to the end of the very last show. It was also such great fun. It was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. I loved the whole process. Particularly putting the band, the Chorus and the team together and watching it all evolve. It really was the ultimate combination of talent and artists, both from the music business and the theatre world. I never expected everyone in the team to be so lovely and we all grew very close. We became a family and I really miss them all terribly. I was really delighted that the shows were received so positively and so warmly but the really unexpected part of it all was the audiences. Audiences that you could only ever dream of. One of the main reasons for wanting to perform live again was to have contact with that audience.They took my breath away. Every single night they were so behind us. You could feel their support from the minute we walked on stage. I just never imagined it would be possible to connect with an audience on such a powerful and intimate level; to feel such, well quite frankly, love. It was like this at every single show. Thank you so very much to everyone who came to the shows and became part of that shared experience. It was a truly special and wonderful feeling for all of us. Very best wishes, Kate x
It is thought that Bush is planning to release her Before The Dawn show on DVD after fans were notified of filming taking place at one of the shows - read more here. Attitude's Nick Levine went down to the opening night of her residency in August, describing the show as "one part rock gig, two parts theatre" - read his full review here.