Kate Bush live London set list

Last night in London, Kate Bush played her first live show in 35 years.

For someone who’s spent her career shying away from the stage, it was a pretty spectacular affair – particularly when it came to The Ninth Wave, the seven-track concept suite that closes Bush’s classic album Hounds of Love.

The BBC describe Bush’s performance of the piece as containing “some of the most mind-bending images ever to find their way into a rock concert – huge billowing sheets making a seascape, a search-and-rescue helicopter buzzing over the audience and sailors in lifejackets brandishing hatchets and a chainsaw.”

The performance also featured Bush’s teenage son Bertie and husband Danny they appeared as part of a “bizarre mini-play about cooking sausages”), and at one point Bush was carried off-stage by “fish skeleton creatures”.

According to The Guardian, Bush’s performance also featured “giant paper aeroplanes”, and was “disturbing, funny and so immersive that the crowd temporarily forget to applaud everything Bush does.”

Despite Bush’s request for no photography at the concert, there are several videos of it circulating online. It’s no surprise, really: the shows are so anticipated that tickets sold out in 15 minutes back in March.

You can check out the set list for Bush’s comeback show below, and see where Hounds of Love ranked in FACT’s 100 best albums of the 1980s.

Hounds of Love
Running Up That Hill
Top of the City
King of the Mountain

The Ninth Wave:
And Dream of Sheep
Under Ice
Waking the Witch
Watching You Without Me
Jig of Life
Hello Earth
The Morning Fog

A Sky of Honey:
An Architect’s Dream
The Painter’s Link
Aerial Tal
Somewhere in Between

Among Angels



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