Garth Brooks gigs sold out

Published Thursday, 30 January 2014
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Garth Brooks has become the first artist to sell out three dates at Dublin's Croke Park in one day.

Garth Brooks gigs sold out
Country singer Garth Brooks at Croke Park. (© PA)

Over 240,000 tickets for the singer's comeback special this summer sold out in 90 minutes on Thursday.

It is estimated around 10,000 people all over Ireland queued up for tickets for the much anticipated concerts.

The country music legend is due to perform at Croke Park on 25, 26 and 27 July.

The singer initially announced his comeback for two dates at the Dublin venue, but due to high demand for tickets a third date was added.

Speaking about the huge tickets sales, manager Bob Doyle said: "We're thrilled. (Promoters) Peter Aiken, his team and Ticketmaster have done an amazing job."

"In 52 years of business this is the fastest selling concert Aiken Promotions have ever been involved in," added Peter Aiken.

After being in retirement for a decade, the If Tomorrow Never Comes singer is putting on three special performances in Ireland ahead of a world tour.

Announcing the special concerts earlier this month, Brooks said: "Before we go back on tour in the Fall of 2014, I want to challenge myself, the band, and crew.

"In '97, we were lucky enough to play Croke Park, the stadium was under construction. (There was over) 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."

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11 Comments
shamrock in Belfast wrote (172 days ago):
Sorry but wouldn't watch him if he was playing in my back garden!! His songs are all depressing. Be like watching continuous episodes of Eastenders!!!
oap in Belfast wrote (173 days ago):
Was online. For hours yesterday for 1 ticket for any of the Dublin Garth Brooks shows..could not get one after all that. Saw Garth 17 years ago..best shows ever. I am dissappointed and just saw 3 tickets for £420 ...making a profit of over £200.. Low life. Genuine fans couldnt get them because of people like this. Disappointed..
fan in Belfast wrote (174 days ago):
I too saw him at the King's Hall and am a genuine fan and the scum got them and are reselling them. Spent hours on website trying and could not even get one ticket.. Low life people out there.
Gary in Randalstown wrote (174 days ago):
I was logged on the ticket master website from just before 9 i hit get tickets at 1sec past 9 ,it whirled away for half a hour told me nothing was available then tried agsin and waited another 40 mins ..no joy .then tried for sunday another half an hour..nothing available.looked up gumtree at atound 9.15 and folk had them up for sale already for anything from £150 -£500 !! Real shame weve been fans for many many years but il be damned if i going to pay some eijit that for 2 tickets ..
ric in armagh wrote (174 days ago):
i didnt have to queue or go online, the wife just rang me and said someone got us tickets if we wanted them haha!!!
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