By Kate Torgovnick
Kate Bush does not perform live. In fact, the last time Bush toured, it was in 1979 and, even then, she played only a few assorted dates in Europe. So my mind is being blown by reports that Bush may come out of hiding to perform at Sunday’s Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Granted a lot of names are being floated at the moment: Muse, George Michael, The Who, One Direction, Liam Gallagher, Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, and Paul McCartney. Also expected to show up: the reunited Spice Girls. The Closing Ceremony music director, David Arnold, has teased to Billboard that it will be, “the greatest afterparty in the world.”
But will Bush really take the opportunity to play live? I mean, it’s been 33 years since she’s done it.
Guess we will have to wait and see. In the meantime, I’m sure that Theo Bleckmann, who has taken to playing her albums live, will be very excited. Ditto for Frank Tufaro, the stalker who broke into Bush’s remote compound in England to propose to the singer. And then also: me.