Garth Brooks has said playing live in Ireland is “the greatest privilege and the greatest joy an artist can have.”
The country music legend is in Dublin today to promote his concerts in the capital on September 9th and 10th 2022.
Speaking at the press conference, the 59-year-old admitted his attempts to take to the stage at Croke Park have been a “rollercoaster” after he was refused permission to play five nights in 2014.
— Emma Tyrrell (Ní Riain) (@EmmaNiRiain) November 22, 2021
“It’s the greatest privilege and the greatest joy an artist can have to play Ireland,” he said.
“It is the greatest heartache to be told you can’t. So, this has been a rollercoaster ride for me.”
He said the 2014 saga was “like a death in the family for us.”
“This is the greatest place to play music and the fact that it is Croke Park makes it even better,” he said.
“If there was any way we could have put the 400,000 tickets in Croke Park to The Point we would have. It is a guaranteed good time to play here.”
— Henry McKean (@HenryMcKean) November 22, 2021
Tickets for the two shows go on sale this Thursday at 8am.
So far, the initial two dates are the only ones to be officially confirmed; however, Dublin City Council has granted approval for five dates meaning more could yet follow.