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Garth Brooks was on top of the world at Croke Park as he promoted his concerts for September 2022. Pictures: Arthur Carron

Garth Brooks was on top of the world at Croke Park as he promoted his concerts for September 2022. Pictures: Arthur Carron

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Garth Brooks was on top of the world at Croke Park as he promoted his concerts for September 2022. Pictures: Arthur Carron

Irish Garth Brooks fans look set to splash €30 million on Garth Brooks tickets over just a few hours, as the country superstar’s five Dublin shows look well on their way to selling out today.

The promoters announced three extra shows after the first two went on sale at 8am.

At one point this morning the online queue for tickets reached more than 400,000 after the first two gigs went on sale.

Due to the demand, promoter Aiken then announced an additional date in September, followed by two more, with the first three gigs, with a capacity of 75,000 each, now marked ‘low availability’.

The will take place on September 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17 next year.

Seating tickets were still available for all of the shows on Ticketmaster tonight, though all of the standing tickets appeared to be snapped up. 

Earlier this week the country legend announced he will be playing two nights in Croke Park next September, ending seven years of uncertainty following the 2014 debacle when he cancelled his Irish tour.

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Last week in Dublin, Brooks said he would love to play the full five nights but doubted it could happen.

"I would love to do five [nights] but I would also like to be 6 foot 5 and have abs,” he joked to reporters.

“What happened in 2014 was a frickin’ miracle - who does numbers like that? There's no way we are going to do that number again.”

General standing tickets cost €65.56 per person, while it will set you back €81 for a seat in the stands for the September 9 and 10 gigs.

As the gigs are covered by recently enacted anti-touting legislation, it will be illegal to resell them for higher than their face value.

Bookings have a ticket limit of eight per person and come with a booking fee.

Promoter Aiken has confirmed that there will be no VIP or platinum packages for the gigs.

The tickets are priced the same as they were for the Friends in Low Places singer’s cancelled 2014 run in Croke Park.

There will be a ‘pit’ at the front of the stage where fans can get up close with the singer, however unlike many other artists’ gigs, these will not be priced higher than the other standing tickets, and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Unlike in 2014, music fans can no longer purchase tickets in store, as Ticketmaster has moved all its business onto its digital platform.

The concerts will take place on the weekend of September 9th and 10th and will bring well over 100,000 fans to the Jones’ Road venue.

On the night, gates open at 5pm, all under 16s must be accompanied by adults and patrons who suffer from vertigo advised that the upper tiers in the stadium are quite steep and they should avoid purchasing these tickets.

Tulsa, Oklahoma-born Brooks received much attention in the Irish media in 2014 after selling out a record-breaking five concerts in Croke Park.

However, amid resistance from local residents, Brooks pulled out after the city council rejected plans for two of them and the singer said he would only perform all five or none at all.

Brooks has become the No.1 selling solo artist in US history, certified by the RIAA with 157 million album sales.


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