Stage times for Garth Brooks' triumphant return to Ireland finally revealed
Dust off the Stetson... it's finally happening.
Look, we can't believe it either but we are just days away from Garth Brooks and the first of his planned five nights on the hallowed turf of Croke Park.
Cast your minds back to 2014 – a very different and quite heartbreaking time for many. Eight years on, it's a very different story altogether. The green light has long been lit. It's happening.
Brooks made an appearance last November in which he told us just how much he loves Ireland, as if there was any doubt to such sentiment.
“The blessing of playing Ireland is to be among human beings that define love the best," Brooks said, his voice breaking for the 10th or 11th time that morning. "The curse is when you don’t get to be here every day, when you don’t get invited to the party."
Well, the party is about to begin. Brooks pitches up at Croker on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September, and he'll do it again for two nights the following Friday (16) and Saturday (17).
If you're heading along, you might want to know who is playing support and what time it all gets underway. First of all, there is no support act booked. It's just Big Garth, his band, and his endless array of emotions.
And he'll get that party started at 7.30pm sharp each evening. Gates open at 5pm. Those attending are reminded to ensure that their tickets match up with the corresponding night in question, and to download your digital ticket well in advance of the occasion.
"Please do not bring a bag unless it is totally necessary," notes a spokesperson for concert promoter Aiken Promotions.
"People without bags will be fast-tracked. If you must bring a bag it needs to be less than A4 size. Bags under A4 size will be subject to a search which will result in queueing.
"Ticketmaster is the ONLY official ticket seller for this event," the spokesperson continues.
"Please beware of bogus ticket sellers and tour operators. Please DO NOT buy tickets from unofficial sources including websites."
History in the making right here, folks...