We all remember the Garth Brooks/Croke Park fiasco of last year, and now it seems the man himself is jetting into Ireland to see the drama being played out on the stage.
A play based on the bedlam that ensued after Garth’s five concerts at the iconic Dublin stadium were cancelled opened in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre on Wednesday, and it seems the country music legend is keen to watch the debacle being acted out.
‘Are You There, Garth? It’s Me, Margaret’ stars Moone Boy actress Deirdre O’Kane, who plays a housewife and Garth fan whose hopes of being free from the trials of her life for one night are dashed when the concerts are axed. Fair City’s Maclean Burke also stars as the man himself.
But the real Garth, famous for hits such as The Dance and Friends in Low Places, is reportedly visiting Dublin either Tuesday or Thursday next week while on a break from touring
According to The Mirror, show creator Darren Smith said: “He knows about the show and we have been told he’s very interested and wants to come and see it.
“I wouldn’t be stunned at all if we had a special visitor in a Stetson next week. Aside from the genuine interested he has, it would be a great PR move by him after what happened.
“It would warm the hearts and minds of Irish people to see Garth in the audience.”
It’s estimated the cancelled concerts cost the city an estimated €50m loss in revenue although the 400,000 fans had their tickets refunded. They were axed after after residents of the area around Croke Park objected to the fact he did not have a license to sell tickets for five shows.
Tickets for the play, which runs until October 25, are available from The Gaiety Theatre Box Office & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide