I've been to so many concerts in my life, most of them in the early days living in Toronto. There were bands like The Jam, David Sylvian, Devo, Echo and the Bunnymen, The English Beat, U2, Tears for Fears, The Specials, and the Stray Cats. Throw in every Police Picnic that was held in Ontario (Iggy Pop, the Bangles, Oingo Boingo, The Police). Oh and Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. And some of the classics who have been on a farewell tour for the last twenty years.
I was reading Rolling Stone's website to see who was touring this summer. The list was interesting to say the least. The band The Rolling Stones, The Who, Van Halen, U2, and Neil Young are performing. Seen all of them. I've seen Neil Young several times. The only guy I've seen more than Neil Young is Gordon Lightfoot.
Then there are the younger, more current folks like Taylor Swift (would love to see her), Ed Sheeran, One Direction, and Mumford and Sons.
But there is one individual that just hasn't played anywhere, one that I wish would tour. And I have been waiting for over 30 years—Kate Bush. Now 56 years old, she took the UK and some of us on the other side of the ocean by storm when she was just 19 with Wuthering Heights. And while her album The Dreaming was not her best selling album the song Get out of my house, inspired by Stephen King's The Shining, is such an amazing song to listen to with headphones. I was reading how she was "discovered" by David Gilmour from Pink Floyd. And the rest as they say is history.