A lot of acts make tour announcements that are unexpected but when your last tour was as far back as 1979 then the news can be described as “really unexpected.”
Kate had talked in previous years about the possibility of her going out on tour again saying that she would like to try it before she got ‘too ancient.’
Kate had a very early taste of musical stardom when her first single, Wuthering Heights, got to the Number 1 spot in the UK singles chart back in 1978 when she was just 19-years old. As well as getting to the top of the singles chart at such a young age with Wuthering Heights Kate also became the first woman to have a Number 1 record that she had written herself.
This early breakthrough was followed by a number of other big hits such as “The Man With The Child In His Eyes”. “Wow”, “Babooshka”, “Army Dreamers”, “Cloudbusting” and “The Hounds Of Love.”
Kate appealed to both men and women and her blend of poetic lyrics, innocent doe-eyed looks together with a smouldering sexuality ensured she had, and still retains, a large and loyal group of fans. Her videos are known for their high level of artistic and dance content.
You can gauge her continued popularity by the fact that as soon as she made the announcement on her website this morning she was immediately trending on Twitter and the resultant traffic caused her website to crash.
The new live dates start on 26 August this year and in total Kate will be performing 15 shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. It is sure thing that all 15 dates will be sold out and tickets go on sale next Friday, 28 March, from 9.30 am. Because Kate last performed live back in 1979 it means that the majority of her vast catalogue has never been performed on a live stage before.