Garth Brooks 'provisionally agreed' to 3 outdoor concerts in Ireland next year
Don't speak to soon.
For a few hours on Thursday afternoon, Garth Brooks looked set to perform in Ireland.
The country music superstar famously cancelled a series of concerts at Croke Park back in the summer of 2014, and was rumoured to be playing shows in Dublin, Limerick and Cork's newly refurbished Páirc Uí Chaoimh next year.
The Irish Daily Mail reported that Brooks could use the same set he had in place for those abandoned shows at GAA Headquarters, although any Dublin show is unlikely to take place at Croke Park given Brooks' previous experiences with Dublin City Council.
Aiken Promotions, however, have denied any involvement in setting up the concerts.
"Garth has always had a love affair with Ireland and his legions of country music fans," a source from inside Brooks' camp told the publication.
"The gigs being cancelled in 2014 was a major blow for him and he has always wanted to come and pay. He has been on an American and world tour since the 2014 debacle and always wanted to return to play to his Irish fans.
"He was very impressed with the Bruce Springsteen regional tour which went around Ireland and feels that this is the best way to come back to Ireland.
"It is still in the very early stages of planning and the venues have yet to be booked. But Garth has provisionally agreed to come back to Ireland."