Kate Bush tour: Seven extra London dates confirmed

The announcement comes after pre-sale tickets for her first 15 shows sold out in 30 minutes on Wednesday

Singer Kate Bush has added seven extra dates to the stint of London shows she announced last week.

Her management confirmed that the Babooshka singer will now play 22 Before the Dawn shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo, from 26 August until 1 October.

Update: All tickets have sold out

The decision is in reaction to what her team called "enormous pre-sale demand" following her announcement last week that she would be returning to the stage for the first time in 35 years.

"A specific allocation of tickets sold-out in 30 minutes,” her team said on Wednesday.

Bush said: "I am completely overwhelmed and genuinely shocked by the incredibly positive response from everyone. Thank you!"

The Wuthering Heights singer was 20 when she completed The Tour Of Life with three dates at what was then called the Hammersmith Odeon, after becoming the first woman to go to number one singing one of her own songs.

Last year she was awarded a CBE for her services to music.

Tickets for all 22 shows officially go on sale at 9:30am on 28 March.

Additional reporting by PA

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