American singer Garth Brooks appears to be making a comeback to the Irish stage as he breaks his silence on the current rumours that are circulating in regards to him planning three Irish gigs next year.
The rumours had some form of legitimacy backing them up as the country and western star held advanced talks over a three-night return to Ireland in 2022.
However, it has now come out that Brooks wants to play five shows at Croke Park next year, according to Virgin Media News.
But it doesn’t just stop there, Brooks is tentatively locked in for gigs on the 9th, 10th and 11th of September with two further concerts for the following weekend, the 16th and 17th of September.
This news may come as a relief to the 400,000 Irish fans who were left heartbroken after Brooks cancelled his five shows at Croke Park in 2014 as he was only allowed to play three gigs.
Is seven years enough time to heal the bitterness that many fans have expressed towards the singer? Only time will tell…
In a Facebook live stream published by Brooks, Irish fan Mary Ryan says, “Hope to see you in Ireland and would love to get the chance to say hello. We hope to see you sometime next year.”
Brooks then replied, “I have to look into the camera and tell you this: I have heard these rumours since 2014. I don’t know where they sit at this point.”
“If I do get to play and go back to Ireland and play music again, we will be the luckiest people on the planet. And I promise you; the second I know whether or not it’s going to happen or not I will let you know.”
He added, “I’ll tell Ireland if you love me one-billionth as much as I love you I’m the luckiest guy on the planet. I love Ireland.”