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Shows were extraordinary, says Bush


Tickets for the 22 shows sold out in minutes

Tickets for the 22 shows sold out in minutes

Tickets for the 22 shows sold out in minutes

Kate Bush has described her comeback gigs as "one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life", but stayed tight-lipped about any possible plans for more concerts.

The singer returned to the stage this autumn after more than three decades, thrilling fans and critics alike.

In a message on her website, she said: "Now all the shows are over, it's pretty difficult to explain how I feel about it all. It was quite a surreal journey that kept its level of intensity right from the early stages to the end of the very last show. It was also such great fun.

"It was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. I loved the whole process."

She reserved special praise for the "unexpected" response of the audience, saying: "One of the main reasons for wanting to perform live again was to have contact with that audience. They took my breath away.

"Every single night they were so behind us. You could feel their support from the minute we walked on stage. I just never imagined it would be possible to connect with an audience on such a powerful and intimate level, to feel such - well, quite frankly - love."

More than 80,000 tickets for her Before The Dawn "tour" - 22 shows at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London, the venue where she effectively retired from live performances after six weeks on the road in 1979 - sold out in less than 15 minutes after they were announced in March.

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