Published: Thu, April 13, 2017
Global | By Maureen Mccoy

Kate Bush Never Wanted to Play Coachella In the First Place

Kate Bush Never Wanted to Play Coachella In the First Place

No, Paul isn't dead, but yes, Kate Bush would be more than welcome to perform at the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival any time she'd like.

Kate Bush recently explained why took a long break from the stage, saying: "The plan at the time was that I was going to do another two albums" worth of fresh material, and then do another show.

It was never Kate's intention to play any more shows than she did in London.

The remarks led to a rebuttal from Kate's management, with a statement denying she had ever been involved in negotiations with Coachella. "Marc Geiger, the head of music at the agency William Morris Endeavour, quoted Tollet as responding to the suggestion with, "'No! That is despite selling out her 22-night residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo after a 35-year absence from the stage in 2014.

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Initially, the surrounding conversation castigated Coachella for being allegedly dumb enough to turn down a performance by Bush.

Speaking previously, she said: "Yeah, I was terrified". Though Bush would've been a insane "get", that doesn't mean her style of performance or general vibe would've translated to the kind of audience that Coachella attracts. She's also never been almost as popular in America as she has in her native land.

Kate Bush performing in the late 1980s. It had been speculated after the success of the concerts that Kate might embark on a world tour or a festival slot, but the singer later admitted she didn't know how to follow-up the shows.

Truth be told, maybe your average Coachella-goer wouldn't understand it. Could you even imagine Bush staging a show that was meant for millennials to briefly check out while swigging beer in between Martin Garrix and Gucci Mane?

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