Kate Bush ‘Overwhelmed’ After Tickets For London Tour Sell Out In 15 Minutes

Kate Bush has admitted she is feeling “overwhelmed” this morning after learning that tickets for her highly-anticipated London tour sold out within minutes of going on sale, proving she is still popular despite not touring in 35 years.

The 55-year-old announced this week that she’ll be holding a residency at London’s Hammersmith Apollo this summer, but was forced to add seven extra dates due to high demand in tickets which went on to sell out in less than 15 minutes of going on sale at 9am this morning.

Tickets for Kate Bush’s upcoming tour went on sale this morning (WENN)

Reacting to the popularity, Kate released a statement today which said: “Kate Bush has admitted she is feeling “overwhelmed” this morning after learning that tickets for her highly-anticipated London tour sold out within minutes of going on sale, proving she is still popular despite not touring in 35 years.”

The tour announcement has also had a great impact on her streaming figures according to Spotify, who reveal that Kate has seen a 566% increase in plays on their site with ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’ and her debut single ‘Wuthering Heights’ proving to be the most popular with fans.

Kicking off on August 26, Kate will go on to perform 21 more dates at the Hammersmith Eventim, formerly known as the Apollo, marking the first time she has toured in 35 years – but only the second jaunt of her career after 1979’s The Tour Of Life.

Announcing the news via her official site, Kate said: “I am delighted to announce that we will be performing some live shows this coming August and September.

“I hope you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there.”

Viagogo also claimed that there were 432% more searches for the star’s tickets on the day the news was revealed – trumping the likes of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Beyonce.