The returning legend politely asks fans to keep their iPhones in their pockets.
Kate Bush has laid down the law ahead of her live comeback in London next month – in the nicest manner possible, of course. The singer has become the latest act to ask fans not to take photos or record film during her performance, explaining on her website: “I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iPhones, iPads or cameras.”
She added: “I know it’s a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together.” Read the full message below.
Preparations for the forthcoming shows at Hammersmith Apollo are “going very well indeed,” she notes. The 22-date residency sold out in just 15 minutes when tickets went on sale in March.
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.