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13th Sep 2021

Garth Brooks in “advanced” talks to play at least three concerts in Croke Park next year

Clara Kelly

It has been seven years since the infamous “five in a row fiasco”.

International country superstar Garth Brooks could return for three Croke Park concerts in 2022.

Virgin Media News reported on Monday that seven years since the infamous so-titled “five in a row fiasco”, the country legend could be making a return to Ireland with a series of concerts in September of 2022.

Back in 2014 controversy was created after the musician was set to perform in Ireland for the first time since 1997 with a series of Croke Park gigs.

What started as plans for two shows soon became a five-night run with 400,000 tickets sold throughout the country.

However, due to a planning and licensing disagreement, all 400,000 tickets were refunded and the gig was called off.

Dublin City Council said at the time that the initial license could be granted for three gigs instead of five, with Brooks refusing to perform any of the concerts unless all five were permitted to go ahead.

The scandal led to a number of protests and Oireachtas hearings before all five concerts were eventually scrapped.

There has been no official confirmation that the superstar is set to make an Irish return, however, it is likely that Ireland will be part of a series of destinations Brooks is planning to tour in 2022.

JOE has reached out to Aiken Promotions for comment.

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