Wednesday, January 30, 2013
– All three dates for The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Eventare sold out today in Dublin with a third date added.
More than 10,000 people queued around the country at Ticketmaster outlets and the entire 240,000 tickets sold out in 90 minutes. This is the first time that an artist has sold out three dates at Croke Park in one day. The concerts will be July 25-27.
Bob Doyle, Garth Brooks manager said "We're thrilled. Peter Aiken, his team and Ticketmaster have done an amazing job"
"In 52 years of business this is the fastest selling concert Aiken Promotions have ever been involved in," Aiken said.
Brooks said that he would return to touring in 2014 on a world-wide tour, but the the Ireland dates are not part of the formal tour. Brooks played in Dublin in 1997, drawing more than 130,000 fans to Croke Park, which was not finished. This is payback time.
"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 was quoted as saying.