THREE EXTRA dates in Croke Park for country star Garth Brooks have been added following a huge demand this morning for the originally planned two dates.
Brooks will now play on 10, 11, 12, 16 and 17 September 2022.
Tickets for the originally planned Friday 10 and Saturday 11 September went on sale at 8am on the Ticketmaster on Thursday morning, and just five minutes later there were over 100,000 people in the online queue - well over the 82,300 capacity of the stadium.
Before 9am, it was announced that the third date would be added, and at 9.30am there were 175,000 people in the queue for tickets for the three dates, with availability being rated as 'low' for Saturday 10 September.
Shortly after 10am, the final two dates of Friday 16 and Saturday 17 were also added.
Ticketmaster previously released tips and tricks on how to secure tickets for the singer, which included not refreshing the queue page and not oversleeping on the morning of the sale.
💥𝟮 𝗘𝗫𝗧𝗥𝗔 𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗦 𝗔𝗗𝗗𝗘𝗗 💥@garthbrooks has added 2 EXTRA DATES to The @CrokePark Stadium Tour. Tickets for 16 & 17 Sept are ON SALE NOW ⚡
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In 2014, Brooks caused consternation when he was denied licenses to play five shows in Croke Park in 2014 following complaints by local residents, which led to the decision to play any date.
On Monday at a press conference in Croke Park, Brooks said the 2014 fiasco is "still very fresh."
“It’s like something I’ve never experienced. And one of those things where you go, ‘surely this isn’t going this way, right?’ So, it was one of those things that was a little hard to understand,” Brooks said.
He also said that selling the amount of tickets for five dates in 2022 would be "impossible".
Ed Sheeran is also playing one concert in Croke Park next year on 23 April, meaning that six concerts are now planned for the stadium - despite Dublin City Council providing permission for just five concerts in October.
As part of the license for the concerts, Brooks must finish finish performing at 10.30pm, and the concerts cannot begin before 5pm.