Garth Brooks’ Comeback

Garth Brooks has announced a pair of shows ahead of his 2014 world tour that he’s calling “The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event.” The country singer made an appearance in Dublin today to break the news in person.

The special gigs take place July 25-26 at Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium. Brooks played a few sold-out concerts at the venue when it was under construction in 1997. Now he is ready to go back and play for even more fans.  

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Academy Of Country Music Awards, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

Although we’re still waiting for Brooks to reveal details about his 2014 world tour, he released a statement today indicating the trek will begin in fall.   

“Before we go back on tour in the Fall of 2014, I want to challenge myself, the band, and crew,” Brooks said. “In ‘97, we were lucky enough to play Croke Park, the stadium was under construction. 130,000+ of some of the greatest fans in the world. I was quoted then as saying ‘When this stadium is finished, I would love to come back and try to fill it again…this time to the brink.’ … and we’re back to do just that.”

Brooks’ challenge will be to fill the fourth-largest stadium in Europe. Croke Park has a capacity of 82,300.

It’s a pretty safe bet that he won’t have a tough time selling tickets. In 2012 Brooks was declared the best selling act of the past two decades, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Tickets for the Comeback Special Event go on sale Thursday, Jan. 30 at 9 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time.

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