Garth Brooks gives cryptic response when asked about Ireland concerts
Hmm...Could this be his biggest hint yet?
Country music icon Garth Brooks has given a cryptic response when asked about the possibility of returning to Ireland for a string of 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.
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.
In a video posted as part of the Inside Studio G series on his website, the musician dropped his biggest clue to date, leaving fans guessing yet again about his long-awaited return.
In the clip, Brooks read a tweet from an Irish woman called Mary Ryan who says she was "gutted" in 2014 when the inital concerts were called off.
"According to Irish news today, you are returning, praying it's true," the tweet continued.
"If so, can us loyal Studio G fans hear before an official announcement. Love you."
Responding to the Tweet, Garth said: "Mary, I love you to death. Am I playing Ireland?"
The musician then smiles at the camera while both nodding his head to indicate yes and shaking his head to indicate no.
"I love you guys, take care of yourselves," he added.
"Ireland, I love you, I hope to see you soon."
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.