Garth Brooks has revealed he’ll play concerts in Dublin, Ireland, on July 25 and 26. Brooks made the announcement Monday (Jan. 20) in Dublin’s Croke Park, where the concerts will take place.
The pair of shows is titled the Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event. Tickets go on sale on Jan. 30 through Ticketmaster. Brooks is expected to launch a worldwide tour after the Ireland dates, although cities and dates have not been announced.
Brooks and his band played concerts in Dublin in 1997 for more than 130,000 fans.
“Before we go back on tour in the fall of 2014, I want to challenge myself, the band and crew,” Brooks said in a statement. “In ’97, we were lucky enough to play Croke Park. The stadium was under construction. … 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.”
In 2001, Brooks announced his retirement from touring so he could spend time with his family. In 2010, he played nine sold-out concerts in six days in Nashville to raise money for flood relief efforts in Tennessee. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012.
Brooks released a six-album boxed set titled Blame It All on My Roots through Walmart stores in November. That same month, he starred in the CBS special, Live From Vegas.
Last month, Brooks surprised Good Morning America personality Robin Roberts with the news that he would be touring in 2014.