Enthusiastic Thurles fans of the American country music singer/songwriter Garth Brooks, queued all night at Thurles Shopping Centre, in the hope of acquiring those much prized tickets for his three Croke Park gigs this summer.
On January 20th, of this year, at a press conference in Croke Park, Dublin, details of two concerts for July 2014 were released. The singer flew into Dublin to make the announcement in person and that he would be returning in July 2014. These shows, two special performances before his worldwide tour due to start later this year, are called The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event. Subsequently, a third date has now been added with 240,000 tickets sold out within 90 minutes after going on sale.
Our video hereunder is dedicated to all those Tipperary fans that due to unemployment and emigration, won’t be around to share in these gigs.
In excess of 10,000 people queued for days around the country at Ticketmaster outlets, marking the first time that an artist has sold out three dates at Croke Park in one just day. Aiken Promotions confirm that in 52 years of their staging business, this is the fastest selling concert they have ever been involved in.
Thurles was no exception, with star struck fans staying up all night to be guaranteed a ticket for this major music event beginning on Friday July 25th of this summer.
Some tout tickets for these concerts have already been put up for sale on auction site eBay at four times their original price. The website Done Deal state it is removing adverts on its site for all Garth Brooks tickets being sold over their true face value.
Amongst Brooks numerous music awards are 1 Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song, 2 Grammy Awards out of 14 nominations, 5 World Music Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards and 7 American Music Awards including “Artist of the ’90s” which he won in 2000.