Garth Brooks announces Ireland comeback shows

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We all knew it was happening, but it's still exciting to finally have a date to circle on our calendar to say Garth Brooks is really and truly coming back. 

Brooks headed to Ireland today to make the very special announcement in person that his first official comeback date will be in Dublin on July 25 and 26. 

Standing in Croke Park, the location of his now legendary sell out concerts in 1997, Garth Brooks announced that he would be returning to that same venue in July 2014 for two very special performances. The shows, two special performances before his worldwide tour which is due to start later this year, are called The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event.

Over two nights in Croke Park Dublin, Garth and his fans will celebrate his legendary career – a career which saw him named the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, sell in excess of 128 million albums and receive every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist.

Speaking of the announcement Garth Brooks said, "Before we go back on tour in the Fall of 2014, I want to challenge myself, the band, and crew. 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.

Tickets for The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event on Friday 25 & Saturday 26 July 2014 in Croke Park, presented by Aiken Promotions, go on sale on Thursday 30 January at 9am from ticketmaster and all usual ticket outlets Nationwide.

So, now I have to ask … anyone want to split a trip to Ireland with me?