Kate Bush sells out 22 shows in less than 15 minutes

Kate Bush has sold out all 22 dates of her forthcoming run of live shows in London in less than 15 minutes.

Tickets for the shows, which take place at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, went on sale at 9.30am this morning and are now completely sold out.

Simon Presswell, Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK, said: “As expected demand for Kate Bush tickets was phenomenal. At our peak the Ticketmaster website had over 65,000 fans looking for tickets, and our call centre was humming.

“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.”

Kate also said this morning: “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 run of 22 shows at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith begins on August 26 2014.