Tickets for Kate Bush’s first concerts after 35 years of absence have sold out in less than 15 minutes.
Tickets for the 22 dates at London’s Hammersmith Apollo went on sale at 09:30 GMT on Friday morning.
Kate Bush, 55, said she was “completely overwhelmed by the response”.
“Thank you so much to everyone,” the singer added.
The Before the Dawn concerts, which take place this August and September, mark Kate Bush’s first return to the stage since The Tour Of Life in 1979.
Tickets for Kate Bush’s first concerts after 35 years of absence have sold out in less than 15 minutes
Demand was so high that Kate Bush’s own website, as well as some ticket-selling sites, crashed as people tried to log on.
Tickets with a face value of £135 ($215) were already being offered on sale on secondary ticketing sites for more than £1000 ($1,500).
Kate Bush was just 20 when she completed her one and only tour, a year after topping the charts with Wuthering Heights.
The six-week tour, which travelled around Britain and mainland Europe, ended at the Hammersmith Odeon – now the Hammersmith Apollo.
Following the initial announcement of 15 dates last week, seven more dates were added in response to “massive pre-sale demand”.
Kate Bush, whose hits include Running Up That Hill and Babooshka, last released an album in 2011 – 50 Words For Snow.
Kate Bush has announced she is to play a further seven dates in London this year, in addition to the 15 shows previously announced.
According to Kate Bush’s press representatives, “huge demand for a specific pre-sale allocation for fans has led Kate to add the seven extra shows”.
Kate Bush has announced she is to play a further seven dates in London this year, in addition to the 15 shows previously announced
The 22-night run begins at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on August 26 and will now run until October 1.
Kate Bush, 55, last toured in 1979.
“Kate decided to add the extra shows in a bid to make sure as many people who wish to see a show can do so,” the official statement continues.
It says that “massive pre-sale demand” from fans who had pre-registered on the singer’s official website saw “a specific allocation of tickets… sold-out in 30 minutes” on Wednesday morning.
Kate Bush announced last week she was playing 15 London dates. The title for her new show is Before the Dawn.
Kate Bush is coming back to the London stage after a 35-year break in performing.
Kate Bush has announced she is to play 15 concerts in the UK later this year.
An announcement on Kate Bush’s official website said she will play 15 shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in August and September.
The title for the show is Before the Dawn and the first date will be August 26.
Kate Bush, whose hits include Wuthering Heights and Hounds of Love, last toured in 1979.
Kate Bush last toured in 1979
“I am delighted to announce that we will be performing some live shows this coming August and September,” she said.
“I hope you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there.”
Tickets go on sale 09:30 GMT Friday, March 28.
Kate Bush’s first ever tour in 1979 featured mime, magic and poetry alongside her music, but it reportedly took its toll on the singer, then just 20.
The six-week tour, which travelled around Britain and mainland Europe, ended at the Hammersmith Odeon – now the Hammersmith Apollo – the venue she has chosen to return to for the new shows.
Kate Bush, whose other hits include Running Up That Hill and Babooshka, has won both Brit and Ivor Novello awards.
In 2013, Queen Elizabeth II honored Kate Bush with a CBE for services to music.
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