Garth Brooks Announces Comeback Special Event
Weeks after the long-anticipated announcement that he would return to the road in 2014, Garth Brooks has announced a two-night comeback special event in advance of the tour.
The country superstar was in Dublin, Ireland on Monday (Jan. 20) to announce two very special shows. Standing in Croke Park — the location of his two sold-out concerts in 1997 — Brooks announced that he would return to that venue in July for two very special nights dubbed the Garth Brooks Comeback Special.
“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-plus 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.”
The special event will take place on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26. Tickets for the two shows go on sale Thursday, Jan. 30 at 9AM via Ticketmaster.
Brooks has not yet given specific dates for his upcoming tour, which he revealed in a surprise announcement on ‘Good Morning America’ in December. That followed closely on the heels of his ‘Blame It All On My Roots‘ box set, which dominated the holiday season in sales and spawned a top-rated television special, ‘Garth Brooks: Live From Las Vegas.’
The veteran entertainer, who is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, has stated that the comeback tour will last three years. He also recently released a new single titled ‘The Call’ with his wife, Trisha Yearwood.