Garth Brooks announces extra Croke Park date after hundreds of thousands join virtual queue for tickets
Could he wind up playing five nights?
Due to extremely high demand, Garth Brooks has added an extra date to his scheduled Dublin gigs in Croke Park.
Tickets for the country music star's hugely anticipated shows at the stadium on 9 and 10 September, 2022 went on sale this Thursday (25 November) at 8am.
However, following reports online of hundreds of thousands of people lining up in a virtual queue for tickets for the concerts, Ticketmaster unsurprisingly announced the extra date.
It is scheduled for Sunday, 11 September, 2022 with tickets already on sale.
— Ticketmaster Ireland (@TicketmasterIre) November 25, 2021
Following the announcement, Ticketmaster posted on Twitter: "Garth fans, It’s really busy this morning, so there is a queue in place. Please be patient."
While it had been rumoured that - following the infamous "five or none" debacle in 2014 - the singer would play five nights at Croke Park next year, Brooks earlier in the week played down such a prospect.
Speaking before reporters at the venue on Monday morning, he said that he doesn't anticipate the "miracle" of shifting 400,000 tickets in 2014 will happen twice.
"I’d love to do five but I’d also like to be six foot five and have abs," he joked.
“What happened in 2014 was a fricking miracle – there’s no way we’re going to do that number again. I can’t see us doing five – would I love it to happen? Yes. But I think it’s impossible."
For more on Brooks' Croke Park visit this week, check out JOE's report here.