In 1979, Kate Bush embarked on what until last month remained her first and only run of live shows, called The Tour of Life. One of those performances became the 53-minute concert video Live at Hammersmith Odeon, released on home video in 1981 and reissued as a DVD with accompanying audio CD in 1994. The British art-rock luminary is in the midst of her first string of concerts in 35 years, and it only makes sense that she’d release the multimedia show, titled Before the Dawn, in a video format.
Reps for the “Running Up That Hill” and “Hounds of Love” singer didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but there’s evidence to suggest she’s planning to do just that. A Kate Bush fansite has posted an image of an email, shown as being from customer service at the London venue’s sponsor Eventim, that would confirm a DVD is underway. The text reads, “Unfortunately due to a late decision to film the show for a DVD release we have had to relocate you from your original seat.” We’ll keep you posted as we learn more, but a video release would surely give Bush all the more reason to request that fans don’t take photos at the concerts.
Bush recently became the first woman to place eight albums among the U.K. top 40 all at once. Her home is reportedly at risk of dropping into the sea. Check out Wondering Sound contributor Andrew Perry’s review of Bush’s first live show in 35 years (here’s the setlist).