After 35 years away, Kate Bush's first night back on stage was described as one of the most ambitious in pop history.
An exhibition of previously unseen photographs has opened to coincide with Hertfordshire-born singer Kate Bush's new tour.
Singer "overwhelmed" at huge demand, but many fans are left disappointed after huge demand for singer's first concerts since 1979.
Kate Bush performed the first of her 22 sold out dates at London's Hammersmith Apollo - her first concerts in 35 years.
The singer whose private persona is well renowned, asked ask concert goers not to post videos or pictures of her online.
ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery reports from the venue - where fans said the singer "hasn't lost anything at all" in all the years.
Celebrity fans of Kate Bush have tweeted their delight following her first live show in 35 years.
Among those in the audience were Soft Cell's Marc Almond, columnist Caitlin Moran and radio presenter Lauren Laverne.
Six minutes into the late bush standing ovation and no one is going anywhere
I HAVE CRIED FIVE TIMES #KateBush
Stars of stage and screen, including pop star Lily Allen and talk show host Frank Skinner attended Kate Bush's first concert in 35 years at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Kate Bush was greeted by a huge roar as she took to the stage 35 years after her one and only tour.
Dressed in black the singer led a procession of backing singers on stage and launched into the song, Lily.
Bush was kicking off her Before The Dawn "tour", the first of 22 shows at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London.
Tickets for Kate Bush's first concerts in 35-years are changing hands for up to £1,000 on auction websites.
Tickets for the 56-year-old's comeback 22-show run at the Hammersmith Apollo sold out in less than 15 minutes, but demand far outweighed the number available.
On one auction site, one seller offering two tickets for £2,000 wrote: "Two good friends were going to fly in to see this but they've had to cancel their trip and we are looking to recoup their expenses for them."
Others for later dates were slightly cheaper with prices ranging from around £150 to £800.
"Spare ticket due to a series of unfortunate events! Seating, great view," another user wrote.
However, the original buyer’s name will appear on passes and photo ID will be required on the door. Some of the sellers offered to walk in with the buyers.
Original tickets went on sale in March priced at £49, £59, £75, £95 and £135 plus booking fees, depending on where fans wanted to sit.
Stars have been gearing up for singer Kate Bush's comeback tour, as she is set to take the stage 35 years after her only tour.
Marc Almond, one half of eighties synthpop duo Soft Cell and presenter Lauren Laverne tweeted their excitement:
Can't sleep because it's #KateBush tonight.
Kate Bush has seen a huge spike in album sales as she prepares to return to the stage for the first time in 35 years, according to the Official Charts Company.
They said that 11 of her albums had appeared in the midweek sales flash for the Top 100 as interest in the reclusive singer's comeback increases.
On their website they said: "Her retrospective The Whole Story, which originally hit Number 1 upon its release in 1986, is currently Number 8 on the tally (a sales lift of 536% from the previous week), followed by 1985’s Hounds Of Love at Number 14."
They added: "Elsewhere, her 2011 LP 50 Words For Snow and her 1978 debut The Kick Inside are at 32 and 33 respectively, and 1989’s The Sensual World is up 52 places at Number 41."
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.
@itvnews A big ask but...KB fans have sensitivity...What a powerful coup if it is heeded
So pleased #KateBush asked fans not to film her upcoming gigs on their mobiles/tablets. Drives me nuts!