The first Croke Park summer concert of 2018 has been announced
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The first Croke Park summer concert of 2018 has been announced

THE series of summer concerts at Ireland's biggest venue returns next summer.

Canadian singer Michael Bublé has been announced as the first artist to perform a summer concert at Croke Park in 2018.

The multiple Grammy award-winning artist will play his largest ever Irish gig on Saturday, July 7th next year, to a potential 73,000 people.

He has also announced a headline show at London's Hyde Park for the British Summer Time Festival on July 13th.

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The news marks Bublé's return to touring following a hiatus from the industry to take care of his son Noah who has been battling liver cancer for the last year. He is believed to be progressing well.

Previously he sold out the Aviva Stadium in 2010 followed by four nights at the O2 in 2013, and Bublé says he's just as excited to return for next year's event: "I can’t wait to come over to see my fans in Dublin and play Croke Park for my largest ever Irish show!  You guys have been patient and I can't thank you enough for all your support. And for those of you that haven’t seen me live, well… I just haven’t met you yet!"

He has three number one albums and a classic Christmas album under his belt while his seventh major studio album Nobody But Me was released in October last year.  It debuted at #2 on the Irish charts and went platinum in the UK in January.

Tickets are €89.50 and go on sale Friday 17th November at 9 am from Ticketmaster.ie.