Kate Bush announces first live shows since 1979

The singer will play a series of concerts at London's Hammersmith Apollo in August and September

Kate Bush has announced that she will play a series of live shows in the UK later this year.

Announcing the news on her official website, the singer said she will play 15 shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in August and September.

The run of shows will be called Before The Dawn and will begin on August 26.

Kate Bush has not toured since 1979. Tickets for all the dates go onsale on Friday, March 28.

Last year, Kate Bush received a CBE for services to music from the Queen at a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The singer made a rare public appearance to accept the accolade, issuing a statement which read: “I feel incredibly thrilled to receive this honour which I share with my family, friends and fellow musicians and everybody who has been such an important part of it all. Now I’ve got something special to put on top of the Christmas tree.”

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Kate Bush will play:

London Hammersmith Apollo (August 26, 27, 29, 30, September 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19)

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