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Friday 25 July 2014

Country legend Garth Brooks adds a fourth concert date to Croke Park

Published 03/02/2014|08:54

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 Garth Brooks announces he will play Ireland for the first time in 17 years with two dates at Croke Park, July 25th & July 26th, for the Irish leg of his tour 'The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event', Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland -  

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Garth Brooks announces he will play Ireland for the first time in 17 years with two dates at Croke Park, July 25th & July 26th, for the Irish leg of his tour 'The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event', Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland - 20.01.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Garth Brooks
Tickets for the extra date will go on sale this Thursday, February 6 at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets and online.

Country legend Garth Brooks has added a fourth concert date to his Irish stint in July.

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The singer will now play Croke Park Friday 25, Saturday 26, Sunday 27 and now Monday 28 of July.

The announcement comes after tickets for his first three dates sold out within minutes.

Tickets for the extra date will go on sale this Thursday, February 6 at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets and online.

Peter Aiken of Aiken Promotions said it’s hard to believe an artist could sell out so many dates in the Irish stadium.

"It is hard to believe that an artist could play 4 nights in a row at Croke Park, but thanks to the co operation of Croke Park and the huge support of the fans we are delighted to be announcing today this fourth date for The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event,” he said this morning.

Hundreds of fans camped out for days before the tickets for the singer's first two dates went on sale last Thursday.

A third date was added to the Croke Park event following chaos as thousands attempted to buy the tickets online and at outlets nationwide.

Speaking to John Murray on RTE’s Radio One this morning, Brooks (53) admitted he was stunned by the demand for tickets for his Croke Park concerts.

“I’m stunned,” he said, before adding that it was “very sweet, very flattering, and very humbling”.

Talking about the announcement of a fourth date in Croke Park, Brooks made special mention of Limerick.

“I heard there may have been some difficulties in Limerick,” he said, referring to a story about how the gardai were called to a store after they ran out of tickets last week.

“We’re going to make sure that those people who want the tickets, get the tickets. They were sweet enough to stand in line,” he said.

The country superstar told host John Murray that he had originally no plans to play in Dublin on Monday, July 28th, as it was his youngest daughter’s 18th birthday.

Famously, he announced a decade ago he was retiring from the stage until his youngest daughter turned 18.

He told John Murray that Monday was “precious” and he asked his daughter how she would feel spending her 18th birthday in Dublin as opposed to their home in Oklahoma.

“She told me ‘dad, I would love to spend my 18th birthday in Ireland’. She’s very excited about spending her 18th birthday there,”

He also said that they were “in negotiations” as to whether she could get a tattoo.

“She will be her for her birthday. She’s going to witness firsthand the sweetest people on the planet,” he said.

He also revealed that he’s currently working on a stage plan for the Croke Park concerts on his farm in Oklahoma.

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