The Week in Music: Comeback queen Kate Bush hits new heights with first tour in 35 years


Click to follow
The Independent Culture

Just two weeks after we included Kate Bush's 1979 Hammersmith Odeon show in our feature on the best final gigs, she announces her first tour in 35 years. Tickets for her Before the Dawn tour – 22 dates from 26 August to 1 October at that same venue, renamed the Eventim Apollo – are on sale today.

This really is the year of the comeback. Last month, Neneh Cherry released her first studio album in 18 years, and now Pixies are releasing their first album in 23 years on 28 April. Except it's not all new material – Indie Cindy comprises EP1 and EP2, released in September 2013 and January 2014 respectively, plus the newly-released EP3.

Hot tickets

This year's Eden Sessions in Cornwall feature Dizzee Rascal, Ellie Goulding, Pixies and Elbow. Tickets for Pixies on 9 July go on sale on Tuesday, while Bury band Elbow (14 July)have made their tickets available to Devon and Cornwall residents first. Tickets will go on sale to everyone else on 22 April.

Gig of the week

Synth pioneer William Onyeabor emerged from Nigeria's 1970s funk scene and self-released eight albums before becoming a born-again Christian and abandoning music. It will be a treat when his fans Damon Albarn, Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and Ghostpoet come together to perform his electro-funk live for the first time next week, at London's Barbican Centre on Tuesday and Colston Hall, Bristol, on Wednesday.