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 Sarah Kidd (left), from Inchicore, and Eimear Jordan, from Terenure,  with their tickets to see Garth Brooks. Photo: Damien Eagers

Sarah Kidd (left), from Inchicore, and Eimear Jordan, from Terenure, with their tickets to see Garth Brooks. Photo: Damien Eagers

Sarah Kidd (left), from Inchicore, and Eimear Jordan, from Terenure, with their tickets to see Garth Brooks. Photo: Damien Eagers

GARTH Brooks has broken all records to become the first artist to play Croke Park for five consecutive nights.

An unprecedented 400,000 people will travel to the GAA headquarters this July to see the Oklahoma singer.

Tickets for the fourth night of his Comeback Special sold out in less than an hour this morning.

But fans were delighted when the music legend announced that he will now take to the stage at Croker on Tuesday, July 29, becoming the first artist to play on five consecutive nights at the venue.

The gigs mark Brooks' return to an Irish stage for the first time in 17 years, and fans have been scrambling to be part of the experience.

City Hotels have been bumping up their prices during the week of Brooks' concerts, with gig-goers forced to shell out up to double the usual price for a room.

FREEZING

Fans had queued outside Ticketmaster in St Stephen's Green from 3pm yesterday and camped out in freezing conditions. Eimear Jordan (21), from Terenure, was first in line and was delighted to collect six tickets.

She said: "I'm actually shaking. I'm so happy I'm after ringing all my family and everything."

She said that when the nightclubs closed last night, queuers were serenaded by revellers singing Brooks' hits.

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