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English singer-songwriter Kate Bush is performing live for the first time in 35 years, so it's no surprise the tickets have turned into a hot item. Still, though, the response to Bush's Before the Dawn concert series has been astounding -- tickets to the 22 dates sold out in less than 15 minutes this morning, according to the BBC.
All shows take place at the same venue, London's Hammersmith Apollo, making the mass sellout even more impressive.
According to the BBC, tickets that originally sold for 135 pounds (approximately $224) are being resold on secondary sites for upwards of 1,000 pounds (approximately $1,662).
The tickets first went on sale this morning at 9:30 a.m. GMT (5:30 a.m. EST).
Bush has concerts scheduled for Aug. 26-27, 29-30, Sept. 2-3, 5-6, 9-10, 12-13, 16-17, 19-20, 23-24, 26-27, 30, and Oct. 1.
Bush's last tour was 1979's Tour of Life, which she completed when she was only 20. Bush was hailed for her artistry, but as the Guardian surmises, she refused further tours due to a fear of flying and her own lofty personal standards. To worsen the case, Bush's lighting director tragically died in an accident at a 1979 concert.
As fate would have it, the Tour of Life ended in 1979 at the same venue she'll play this year -- Hammersmith Apollo, which was then called the Hammersmith Odeon.
Bush enjoyed top 10 singles in her homeland with "Man With The Child in His Eyes," "On Stage," "Babooshka," "Running Up That Hill," and "Don't Give Up," her 1986 collaboration with Peter Gabriel.