Garth Brooks might be returning to Ireland, and people have a lot to say about it
It seems like Brooks still has some 'Friends in Low Places' in Ireland as he set the internet on fire today with news of his possible return.
International country superstar Garth Brooks could return for three Croke Park concerts in 2022 and it seems the singer still has 'Friends in Low Places' in Ireland as people have had a lot to say about his possible return.
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.
Here is what people have been saying about it:
What ever happened to time healing all wounds? Guess it's still 'More Than A Memory' for some people ay?
Garth Brooks has threatened more Croke Park concerts for next year. As a nation, all political parties across the board and music lovers must come together and stop this God awful tragedy from going ahead before it’s too late. We must resist. #NeverAgain
— Lord Bill Badbody (@BillBadbody) September 13, 2021
2. Puns? Wouldn't be us. Absolutely 'Shameless' carry on.
People say I'm much too young to be into Garth Brooks, but I'm very happy to sail this pun vessel until the river runs dry.
— Rob O'Hanrahan (@RobOHanrahan) September 13, 2021
3. You think you're having a bad day? At least you're not a member of the Croke Park Residents Association.
Croke Park Area Residents Association: pic.twitter.com/TdOQIlBhNv
— Andrew Reddin (@Reddin1153) September 13, 2021
4. Sources say aye?
I heard that the Garth Brooks gig will be his last ever. The croke park revellers will toss confetti rice on stage, and his innards will explode like those of a pigeon at a wedding
— The Blindboy Podcast (@Rubberbandits) September 13, 2021
5. That's just what Cowboys do.
The NEEEEEEECK of Garth Brooks thinking of coming back here after what he did to this country!!!!
— Stacy (@SilverStGroud) September 13, 2021
6. Honestly, at this point, we would fully believe it.
Imagine this was a time loop and the Garth Brooks announcement was just time starting again
— Davey B (@Dave_B24) September 13, 2021
7. No. But let's try anyways, shall we?
Can we, as a country, survive another one of these? https://t.co/INsinfCbvZ
— Minister for Patates at the Dept of Bacon & Chou (@FCTwenteBenson) September 13, 2021
8. Ah yes, and definitely not us also...
Yer Da after hearing the Garth Brooks news pic.twitter.com/v3duuKItIg
— Daithi (@daithigor) September 13, 2021
9. Well there's our Monday night plans exposed.
Garth Brooks coming to Ireland? Someone in Tyrone must have rubbed a lamp and made 3 wishes!
— Gerry McK (@GMcK2012) September 13, 2021
10. Well, let's just hope there are no 'Unanswered Prayers' this time around anyways...
Garth Brooks is Irish for Culchie Jesus.
— Mallow News (@MallowNews) September 13, 2021
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.