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Kate Bush has become the first woman to have eight albums in the charts at the same time following a spectacular stage comeback.
Two of Kate Bush’s albums are in the top 10 of the new chart, and eight overall in the top 40.
Kate Bush’s success comes after she returned to live concerts after 35 years.
Kate Bush returned to live concerts after 35 years
The only artists ahead of Kate Bush are Elvis Presley, who had 12 entries in the top 40 after his death in 1977 and the Beatles who had 11 in 2009.
Kate Bush’s album The Whole Story is at number six – three places ahead of Hounds of Love.
At number 20 is 50 Words For Snow with The Kick Inside – her first album – at 24, The Sensual Word at 26, The Dreaming at 37, Never For Ever at 38 and Lionheart at 40.
More than 80,000 tickets were sold for kate Bush’s 22 Before the Dawn shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
In 1978 Kate Bush became the first female artist in history to go to number one on the Official Singles Chart with a song she had written herself – Wuthering Heights, which topped the chart for four weeks.
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Kate Bush has asked fans not to take photos or record footage using mobile devices at her upcoming series of live concerts in London, UK, after a 35-year hiatus.
Kate Bush, 56, said on her website: “I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iPhones, iPads or cameras.”
The singer added it would mean “a great deal to me” but admitted that it was “a lot to ask”.
Kate Bush’s 22-date run of performances in London begins on August 26.
Tickets for the Before The Dawn concerts at the Hammersmith Apollo sold out within 15 minutes of going on sale in March.
Kate Bush has asked fans not to take photos or record footage using mobile devices at her upcoming series of live concerts in London (photo Getty Images)
Kate Bush, whose hits include Wuthering Heights and Running Up That Hill, last toured in 1979.
She played her most recent concert at the same west London venue.
Kate Bush added on her Fish People website that preparations for the new shows are “going very well indeed”.
“We’re all very excited about the upcoming shows and are working very hard in preparation,” she added.
In making her request for fans to desist from filming, Kate Bush said: “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 know it’s a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together,” she added.
While it is common practice for concert-goers to take photos and film footage of the action, other stars have also spoken out against it.
The Who’s Roger Daltrey said he it found it “weird” that some music fans spend more time using their phones than watching the actual concert.
“Looking at life through a screen and not being in the moment totally – if you’re doing that, you’re 50% there, right?”
Tickets for Kate Bush’s first concerts after 35 years of absence have sold out in less than 15 minutes.
Tickets for the 22 dates at London’s Hammersmith Apollo went on sale at 09:30 GMT on Friday morning.
Kate Bush, 55, said she was “completely overwhelmed by the response”.
“Thank you so much to everyone,” the singer added.
The Before the Dawn concerts, which take place this August and September, mark Kate Bush’s first return to the stage since The Tour Of Life in 1979.
Tickets for Kate Bush’s first concerts after 35 years of absence have sold out in less than 15 minutes
Demand was so high that Kate Bush’s own website, as well as some ticket-selling sites, crashed as people tried to log on.
Tickets with a face value of £135 ($215) were already being offered on sale on secondary ticketing sites for more than £1000 ($1,500).
Kate Bush was just 20 when she completed her one and only tour, a year after topping the charts with Wuthering Heights.
The six-week tour, which travelled around Britain and mainland Europe, ended at the Hammersmith Odeon – now the Hammersmith Apollo.
Following the initial announcement of 15 dates last week, seven more dates were added in response to “massive pre-sale demand”.
Kate Bush, whose hits include Running Up That Hill and Babooshka, last released an album in 2011 – 50 Words For Snow.
Kate Bush has announced she is to play a further seven dates in London this year, in addition to the 15 shows previously announced.
According to Kate Bush’s press representatives, “huge demand for a specific pre-sale allocation for fans has led Kate to add the seven extra shows”.
Kate Bush has announced she is to play a further seven dates in London this year, in addition to the 15 shows previously announced
The 22-night run begins at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on August 26 and will now run until October 1.
Kate Bush, 55, last toured in 1979.
“Kate decided to add the extra shows in a bid to make sure as many people who wish to see a show can do so,” the official statement continues.
It says that “massive pre-sale demand” from fans who had pre-registered on the singer’s official website saw “a specific allocation of tickets… sold-out in 30 minutes” on Wednesday morning.
Kate Bush announced last week she was playing 15 London dates. The title for her new show is Before the Dawn.
Kate Bush is coming back to the London stage after a 35-year break in performing.
Kate Bush has announced she is to play 15 concerts in the UK later this year.
An announcement on Kate Bush’s official website said she will play 15 shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in August and September.
The title for the show is Before the Dawn and the first date will be August 26.
Kate Bush, whose hits include Wuthering Heights and Hounds of Love, last toured in 1979.
Kate Bush last toured in 1979
“I am delighted to announce that we will be performing some live shows this coming August and September,” she said.
“I hope you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there.”
Tickets go on sale 09:30 GMT Friday, March 28.
Kate Bush’s first ever tour in 1979 featured mime, magic and poetry alongside her music, but it reportedly took its toll on the singer, then just 20.
The six-week tour, which travelled around Britain and mainland Europe, ended at the Hammersmith Odeon – now the Hammersmith Apollo – the venue she has chosen to return to for the new shows.
Kate Bush, whose other hits include Running Up That Hill and Babooshka, has won both Brit and Ivor Novello awards.
In 2013, Queen Elizabeth II honored Kate Bush with a CBE for services to music.
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American Express celebrates Abbey Road Studios 80th anniversary with “Symphony at The Park” this weekend.
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Chiswick Orange Tree Garden will host the Symphony at the Park for Abbey Road Studios anniversary
Two singularly themed symphonic concerts will honour and will emphasize the chronicle of the famous Abbey Road Studios. West London’s Chiswick House and Gardens with its idyllic surroundings hosts these majestic performances. New and classic rock, pop and epic film scores will be performed.
[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”stanga”]Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (eighty-six pieces), Crouch End Festival Chorus (forty singers) and guest instrumentalists will play modern songs and film scores. The Beatles, Oasis, Pink Floyd’s songs will be performed along with scores from Star Wars, Harry Potter. The concert premiere of Disney’s Peter Pan sequel “Return to Neverland” will be also interpreted. All of these are the Abbey Road Studios outstanding eighty years legacy.
On Saturday, August 20, The Beatles, Elbow, Elgar, The Hollies, Kate Bush, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Radiohead’s anthems symphonic versions will be played.
On Sunday August 21 programme consists in film orchestral arrangements recorded at Abbey Road. Richard Strauss’ symphonic poem Also sprach Zarathustra used in “2001: A Space Odyssey”, John Williams’ compositions for “Star Wars”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and for “Harry Potter”, Danny Elfman’s musical creation for “Batman” will charme the attendees.
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Also another iconic film scores will be played for the audience: Howard Shore’s music for “The Lord of the Rings”, James Horner’s “Braveheart”, Jerry Goldsmith score for “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”.
The visitors who will come to see these concerts at the historic Chiswick House and Gardens are invited to bring their own picnic and rug. Also they can upgrade to a VIP Package.
Abbey Road Studios, 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, City of Westminster, London
Gramophone Company founded Abbey Road Studios in November 1931, later on British music company EMI Records Limited became its owner.
In the 1960s Badfinger,The Beatles, Pink Floyd’s innovative recording techniques has been hosted by these famous studios.
In 2010 the studios received historic site status from the British government.