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Country star Garth Brooks confirms Croke Park gigs

Garth Brooks at Croke Park stadium, Dublin, during an announcement that he will play at the stadium on July 25th and 26th.

Garth Brooks at Croke Park stadium, Dublin, during an announcement that he will play at the stadium on July 25th and 26th.

American country megastar Garth Brooks will return to Ireland in July for two shows at Croke Park, Dublin, writes BILLY KENNEDY.

The 51-year-old Oklahomian was in Dublin yesterday to announce his “Comeback Special” events on Friday and Saturday July 25 and 26, staged by Aiken Promotions.

Brooks, arguably the most dynamic performer on the US country scene in the past three decades, has sold in excess of 128 million albums and, after going into retirement in 2001, he has now decided on a global tour in 2014 – with Dublin on the schedule.

Brooks appeared in five highly memorable shows at the King’s Hall in Belfast in November 1998 before an aggregate attendance of 35,000.

He is expected to include in his 2014 line-up his wife Trisha Yearwood, who is a big-name country star in her own right and appeared with him the 1998 Belfast shows.

Tickets for the two Dublin shows go on sale on Thursday, January 30 at 9am from Ticketmaster and all usual ticket outlets across Ireland.

Tickets are priced at 65.45 euros.

 

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