Garth Brooks is coming back to Ireland this week to play five sold-out shows in Croke Park.
It’s the first time that he has returned to our shores since the 2014 debacle that saw him cancel all his gigs.
But if you didn’t manage to get tickets to the gig worry not, you can watch him on the screen as a documentary is coming out.
Garth Brooks: Coming Home will air on Virgin Media later this month and will explore his special relationship with Ireland as he ends his stadium world tour with five nights in Croke Park. This is an unprecedented number of performances, highlighting the performer’s popularity in Ireland.
His Grammy award-winning guitarist Gordon Kennedy reveals that when the Friends In Low Places singer started what will be his final stadium tour three years ago in America, he told his crew that it would finish in Ireland.
“I wasn’t in the band that was headed to Ireland in 2014 when those boats got turned around and brought the gear back,” Gordon says, referring to the cancellation of the five Croker concerts as the massive custom-built stage was being shipped across the Atlantic to Ireland.
“I will tell you this, I know him well enough to know that for him to do that, whatever would cause him to disappoint fans would have to be such a violation of his principles and his heart and his determination to do the right thing by people, and it must have been a very difficult thing for him.”
Garth Brooks: Coming Home is on Virgin Media One on Tuesday, September 13th. He plays Croke Park on September 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th and 17th.