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Garth Brooks will play five gigs in Dublin next year, after a further three dates were added due to demand from his Irish fan base.
Brooks said he hopes fans have forgiven him after he was forced to cancel concerts seven years ago in Dublin, describing it as like “a death in the family”.
Speaking in Croke Park on Monday (22 November) - where he will perform next September - Brooks said people will now have a chance to see him live.
Here is everything you need to know about it.
When are Garth Brooks’ concerts?
The star has 20 gigs to perform over the next ten months and will end his tour in Dublin, which he describes as “the greatest place to play”.
As confirmed by organisers Aiken Promotions, Brooks’ Dublin shows will be the only European dates he plays in 2022.
Originally, just two were scheduled to take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September. But within 40 minutes of tickets going on sale, an extra date was added and will take place on Sunday 11 September.
At 10am, a further two dates were announced which will take place on Friday 16 September and Saturday 17.
Tickets went on sale immediately.
Why has it taken so long for Brooks to return to Dublin?
The ‘Friends In Low Places’ singer cancelled five concerts in the Irish capital in 2014, following a licensing dispute with local authorities.
Dublin City Council said at the time that it would only grant licences for three of the concerts, however the singer refused to perform unless all five of his planned dates could go ahead.
“What was meant to start this whole thing, is now going to be where this whole thing ends,” he said.
“If there is a blessing in what happened in that curse in 2014, it’s the fact that there is a chance that this artist and those people, who are sweet enough to get tickets, now have a chance to see each other again.
“I feel like I am home here.”
Initially, when only two Dublin gigs had been announced, Brooks said that while he would love to perform five gigs he “couldn’t see it”.
“I’d love to do five, but I’d also love to be 6ft 5in with abs,” he added. “It is very sweet we have been granted that and give back the shows but I can’t see us doing five.
“What happened in 2014 was a miracle. Who does numbers like that? We got 400,00 hard tickets in one city and it’s impossible, there’s no way we are going to do that number again. There is just no way.”
An emotional Mr Brooks went on to say it was “impossible”.
Within minutes of the first two concerts going on sale at 8am, almost 300,000 people were waiting to snap up tickets to see the country music star.
The demand for tickets could see all five concerts sell out.
How can I get tickets?
Tickets to see the country star went on sale on Thursday 25 November.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
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