Garth Brooks announces further Dublin dates
Updated: 8 February 2014
Garth Brooks has extended his The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event at Croke Park in Dublin. Due to exceptional demand to see the star, who last performed at Croke Park in 1997, Garth Brooks will now play five dates in July.
The country star will perform on Sunday 27 July, Monday 28 July and Tuesday 29 July along with the two shows previously announced.
Garth Brook tour dates
Croke Park Stadium, Dublin (25, 26, 27, 28, 29)
Garth Brooks to perform in Dublin
Updated: 27 January 2014
Garth Brooks will return to Dublin’s Croke Park for two shows - almost 16 years since he last performed there.
Country idol, Garth Brooks, announced that he would perform two shows in Dublin ahead of his world tour. The shows will be called The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event.
The performances will take place at Croke Park Stadium on 25 and 26 July 2014. Garth Brook originally performed there in 1997 when the stadium was under construction. The sell-out performances became legendary.
About Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks is one of America’s most iconic and loved country stars with a career that’s seen him become one of the world’s bestselling artists of all time. During his career he’s received every music accolade possible including several GRAMMY Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
Despite his huge success, Garth Brook retired while at the peak of his career in 2001 to raise his children.
Since retiring he has made very few concert appearances but Garth did use his reputation for charitable events and make time for special one-off performances.
In 2008 Garth Brooks was requested to headline President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration. The performance took place at the Lincoln Memorial to a crowd of over 300,000 people.
Later that year Garth then performed five charity concerts in two days. Proceeds from the 83,000 tickets sold for the events were donated to prevent fire catastrophes in California.
Garth Brooks announced in 2009 that he would come of out of retirement. He spent the proceeding years performing at a residency in Las Vegas until 2012.
During those years he performed further charitable concerts. He played nine concerts in six days during 2010 to help aid flood relief in Tennessee. Over 145,000 people attended the concerts.
He was then named Billboard’s bestselling artist of the past two decades in 2012 and was inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In 2013 Garth Brooks released a new box set Blame It All On My Roots. The box set contained 77 songs, 33 music videos and Garth’s Las Vegas performance. It debuted at No.1 in the country charts in the states – the 13th time in Garth’s career.
Later that year he announced that he would embark on a world tour in 2014 with his band. The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event in Dublin will be part of the world tour.
The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event at Croke Park will see Garth return to the venue of one of his most legendary shows. It will be almost 16 years since he has played at the stadium and one of the few chances for British fans to see the country legend.