Garth Brooks is set to return to Ireland for two shows at Croke Park on July 25 and 26 which is right before he kicks off his 2014 world tour in the fall. It will be his first time playing the massive stadium since 1997 and the two concerts will be called the Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event.
The 51 year old country legend made the announcement himself at Croke Park on January 20. He described his previous shows in Croke Park, which were made into a bestselling DVD, as the “best shows I ever did”. So why not make his big comeback there?
“Before we go back on tour in the fall of 2014, I want to challenge myself, the band and crew,” Brooks explains. “In ’97, we were lucky enough to play Croke Park, the stadium was under construction. 130,000 of some of the greatest fans in the world. I was quoted then as saying ‘When this stadium is finished, I would love to come back and try to fill it again … this time to the brink… And we’re back to do just that,” he adds.’”
This will be a time to celebrate Garth selling over 128 million albums and being named the top selling artist in U.S. history.
Brooks adds, “I have to get myself in shape. When I come back here I don’t want to recreate what I did before. I want people to say ‘wow’.”
Tickets for the event go on sale Jan. 30 at Ticketmaster and usual ticket outlets nationwide.