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13th Sep 2021

Garth Brooks might be returning to Ireland, and people have a lot to say about it

Clara Kelly

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?

2. Puns? Wouldn’t be us. Absolutely ‘Shameless’ carry on.

3. You think you’re having a bad day? At least you’re not a member of the Croke Park Residents Association.

4. Sources say aye?

5. That’s just what Cowboys do.

6. Honestly, at this point, we would fully believe it.

7. No. But let’s try anyways, shall we?

8. Ah yes, and definitely not us also…

9. Well there’s our Monday night plans exposed.

10. Well, let’s just hope there are no ‘Unanswered Prayers’ this time around anyways…

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.

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