Next week, Kate Bush will begin her first major concert shows in 35 years, and fans around the world can’t wait to see photos and videos of the gigs. However, Bush isn’t thrilled about this idea, and posted a statement to her website, Fish People, requesting fans to leave their camera-phones in their pockets.
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.
This is going to be interesting to see what happens. When Don Henley from The Eagles speaks out against phone or video use, the net blows up in anger against him. If Jack White or other alt.rockers do the same, it can go either way. Bush has a fan base that has followed her for decades, and the level of trust and respect has been given back and forth more than most artists can dream of. Will they respect her wishes? Let’s see.