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The countdown is on for the 400,000 Garth Brooks fans who managed to snag tickets for his five sold-out concerts at Croke Park next year.
Initially set as two nights in the Dublin venue on September 9 and 10, huge demand saw a third added for September 11, followed by two more on September 16 and 17.
But could the country music superstar also have Friends in Western Places? Some fans think the capital may not be the only Irish city he will perform in during 2022.
An eagle-eyed fan spotted a sneaky ‘clue’ that the 59-year-old may also play Galway – and during a Facebook Live stream on Wednesday night, Garth addressed the rumour.
Sitting in front of a wall of licence plates, Garth read out Ryan's theory: “I did notice that you swapped your Dublin licence plate for a Galway plate, any clues there?”
The singer then turned to a member of his social media crew, who tried to explain: “I just saw that we had two of them up there, two Dublin plates, so I saw we had a new one so I put a Galway plate up there.”
She quickly stressed: “There was no conspiracy theory behind it!”
But Garth appeared to fuel speculation, saying: “Yeah Ryan, I agree with you.”
“I think some s**t’s going down here. We’ll try to find out what it is."
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The Irish Mirror has contacted Aiken Promotions for comment.
The Dance singer spent most of Wednesday night’s 34-minute live stream talking about the upcoming Ireland gigs.
Addressing the huge demand for tickets, which saw some people sit in an online queue of thousands, Garth said: “What they did was wait three or four hours for these tickets online and I can’t believe they moved them so quick.”
He described Croke Park as “the greatest place on earth”.
“Croke Park is a gaelic football stadium. The sport of gaelic football requires three NFL football fields. You can put two side by side and one longways down at end so that will tell you how big the pitch is.
“Wait until you see what this crowd looks like because it looks like a million people standing there and if it rains they just sing in the rain," Garth told viewers.
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Looking ahead to what fans can expect over the five nights, Garth said: “Before you ever do this as an artist, you are a fan first, and there is nothing worse than going to a concert and the artist just dumps all new stuff on you and you never get to hear the old stuff. So that’s all we’re going to do. We’re going to old stuff and when you do that, they allow you to play the new stuff as well.
“I expect Ireland to treat them both the same. They always have and I don’t expect that to change.
“I think the first night is going to be like a boxing match. I think we’re going to be looking at each other going, ‘have you changed?’, see how it’s going, and I’m hoping the second night we realise either one of us has to party on, so then I feel sorry for the next night because, right out of the home it’s going to start, and every night after that.”
The country music legend also appeared to confirm that his superstar wife Trisha Yearwood would be travelling with him – and that they plan to see a lot of Ireland during their trip.
“Here’s the deal. So we’re over there Friday, Saturday and Sunday I think and then off every day until Friday and Saturday that week. That week we’re probably going to be everywhere in Ireland, the queen and I.”
So he could be in Galway next year after all.
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