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Kate Bush live comeback sold out in 15 minutes as 65,000 seek tickets

Kate Bush is set to make a return to the stage after a 35 year-absence from live shows. Photo: SJM Concerts

Tickets for Kate Bush’s live comeback have sold out in less than 15 minutes, with tickets already circulating for around £1,000 on resale sites.

The singer’s Before The Dawn gigs at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith marks the singer's first live comeback since she retired from touring in 1979.

Bush last performed live in 1979 - the year this photo was taken. Credit: PA

The 55-year-old said: "I'm completely overwhelmed by the response to the shows. Thank you so much to everyone. Looking forward to seeing you all later this year".

Bush's PR company told fans of the sell-out on Twitter:

Simon Presswell,managing director of Ticketmaster UK, said: "As expected demand for KateBush tickets was phenomenal.

"At our peak the Ticketmaster website had over 65,000 fans looking for tickets, and our call centre was humming."

Tickets are now selling via the online marketplace viagogo for around £1,000, with some even available for almost £2,000 on other sites. The original prices ranged between £49 and £135.

Tickets are already available for around £1,000 on sites such as viagogo. Credit: viagogo

Bush hit superstardom as a teenager, when her debut single Wuthering Heights went straight to number one. It made her the first woman to top the UK charts with a self-penned song.

"After a 35 year wait several thousand lucky fans will be seeing Kate Bush perform live, but despite playing 22 dates demand has significantly exceeded the number of tickets available so regrettably a number of fans will be left disappointed."

Many who missed out on tickets took to Twitter to share their disappointment, using the hashtag #nokatebush.