Ecstatic fans welcomed British pop singer Kate Bush back to the stage for her first show for 35 years on yesterday.
The crowd stood and roared with approval as Bush, dressed in black, entered the stage with her back-up singers and opened with her 1993 song “Lily”.
Over 80,000 tickets for the 56-year-old’s 22 shows in the “Before the Dawn “tour at the Hammersmith Apollo, where Bush last performed in 1979, sold out in a mere 15 minutes when they went on sale in March as fans clamoured to be part of history.
Second-hand tickets have been advertised online for up to $1,650.
The theatrical show included video, a helicopter and a sea rescue scene, and ranged over the three decades of Bush’s career with songs such as “Hounds of Love”, “Oh England My Lionheart” and “Babooshka”, before ending on “The Man with the Child in His Eyes”.