Fans of Kate Bush have mostly shown their appreciation, after the singer asked people not to film or take photos ahead her comeback performances.
The concerts mark the singer's return to the stage more than three decades after her one and only tour.
Singer Kate Bush is to return to the stage tonight after 35 years, only to request that fans refrain from taking photos or filming during shows.
The star will perform live to kick off a 22-show run at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London - the same venue where she effectively retired from live performances after six weeks on the road in 1979.
Tickets for the 56-year-old's comeback gigs sold out in less than 15 minutes after they were announced in March. In a statement on her website, the singer said:
Fans desperate to see Kate Bush make her live comeback may have to pay out £1,500 after tickets sold out instantly.
Tickets for the 22-date tours were originally priced from £49 but they sold out in just 15 minutes this morning with many now on sale online at inflated prices.
One fan, writing on Twitter as @kankurette, said: "I love Kate Bush but I am not paying out the nose to see her. I have my limits."
Simon Presswell, managing director of Ticketmaster UK, said many fans were left disappointed as a result of the phenomenal demand with over 65,000 fans looking for tickets on the company's website at its peak.
"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," he added.
Kate Bush has said she is "completely overwhelmed" by the response to her shows after tickets sold out in under 15 minutes.
The singer 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".
The 55-year-old’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.
Tickets for Kate Bush's live comeback in London have sold out in less than 15 minutes.
Demand for tickets was so high that the singer's own website crashed along with some of the ticket sellers as fans rushed online to buy them.
The singer is set to return to the stage for the first time in 35 years after she effectively retired from live performances in 1979 just six weeks into her first tour.
The 55-year-old's PR company told fans on Twitter: "Tickets for all 22 @KateBushMusic dates sold out in less than 15 minutes."
Kate Bush, one of Britain's most unique and innovative singers, was made a CBE by the Queen today and dedicated the honour to her family and musical collaborators.
From precocious teenager, whose first single Wuthering Heights was a number one, to veteran musician who released her award-winning 10th studio album in 2011, her talent has stood the test of time.
But she joked after receiving the honour that the award would now have pride of place - at the top of her Christmas tree.
She declined to speak to the waiting press after being made a CBE by the Queen during a Windsor Castle investiture ceremony but issued a short statement.
Bush, who was dressed in dark flowing robes, said: "I feel incredibly thrilled to receive this honour which I share with my family, friends and fellow musicians and everyone who has been such an important part of it all.
"Now I've got something really special to put on top of the Christmas tree."
Kate Bush will be made a CBE by the Queen at Windsor Castle today. The Bexley-born star is being honoured for her services to music.
The musician, whose first hit Wuthering Heights topped the charts and instantly made her a star, was as famous for her videos and her often wild-eyed mime dancing as her voice.
Her albums and singles have graced the charts for more than 30 years but for much of that time she has retained a mysterious persona, rarely giving interviews.