Monday 20 May 2019

Garth Brooks hints at more tour dates for Ireland

Country singer Garth Brooks is to play his first concert in Ireland for 17 years
Country singer Garth Brooks is to play his first concert in Ireland for 17 years

Aishling Phelan

COUNTRY superstar Garth Brooks has hinted he may add two extra dates to his highly anticipated tour stop in Ireland this summer.

The news gives hope to fans that fear they may miss their chance to pick up tickets for the Croke Park gigs.

Tickets are expected to sell out quickly when they go on sale this Thursday.

The singer hinted that he wants to perform more than just two nights in Dublin and a night in Belfast.

The 51-year-old country singer flew to Dublin last week to officially announce that he will take to the Irish stage on July 25 and 26.

He said Ireland was the perfect place for his Comeback Special, insisting that members of his band began to cry when he told them they would return to Dublin.

In 1997, Garth thrilled more than 130,000 Irish fans over two nights in Croke Park – memorably his show included helicopters.

For this July’s concert, Garth said himself and his team aim to ‘better’ that performance.

“We’re going to do the same thing because what I want to do is show this place off, this place is beautiful,” he said.

The much-loved singer said he would bring a film crew with him to capture the highly-anticipated gigs.

“How it comes out we’re not sure yet but you don’t come to a place like this and not capture it, it’s too cool to not capture,” he told RTE Radio One.

Tickets for the Comeback Special, presented by Aiken Promotions, go on sale on January 30 at 9am from ticketmaster and all usual ticket outlets nationwide.

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