Kate Bush hasn't played live since 1979, and I don't think this means she will return to the stage anytime soon. I think it means she has a chance at making more music:
Kate Bush has revealed she has almost finished writing a brand new studio album.
The singer, who releases 'Director’s Cut', a compilation of re-recorded material from her 1989 album 'The Sensual World' and 1993's 'The Red Shoes' on May 16, has said she is now putting together a new LP of original material.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4‘s Front Row last night (May 4), Bush responded to a question about whether she was working on a new album by replying: "I’ve done most of the writing for it."
Given the changes in the music industry, it has to be daunting to try to go from being an artist from the previous era to a digital era artist that doesn't necessarily have the support of a major music label. I think it helps Bush that her 2005 album Aerial was a critical success and sold over a million copies. Given her track record, I think you have to spend the money to get her music out there if you're running a music label these days.
The current music labels might spring for some "safe" material but would they spend a vast amount of money waiting for Bush to write and record some songs for a market that is dramatically different than it was in the early 1990s?