By Evan Minsker and Jazz Monroe.
In a recent New Yorker feature, Goldenvoice CEO Paul Tollett appeared to suggest Coachella had passed on booking Kate Bush for her first ever North American show. Marc Geiger, the head of music at the agency William Morris Endeavour, quoted Tollet as responding to the suggestion with, “‘No! No one is going to understand it.’” A spokesperson for Bush has now responded, saying she never planned to play the festival. “It was never Kate’s intention to play any more shows than she did in London,” the statement reads. “The show was conceived for a very specific type of venue. No discussions were ever had with Kate about playing any festival, including Coachella.”
Bush sold out 22 London shows in 2014—her first live performances since 1979 which were chronicled on the live album Before the Dawn. She has never performed in the United States, and has not performed anywhere since those 2014 shows.
This story originally appeared on Pitchfork.
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