Bruce Springsteen and Garth Brooks line up for Croke Park concerts in 2022
TWO great American artists are expected to appear at Croke Park in Dublin next year.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band are due for two concerts in April, while country singer Garth Brooks is in talks to perform in the city later in the summer.
The Virgin Media political correspondent has confirmed reports of Springsteen’s return and suggested that Ed Sheeran could also make an appearance in Ireland in 2022.
“We understand that the requested event license for Croke Park for two dates next April is for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – there is also a prospect from Ed Sheeran, although other Irish venues are in the pipeline. ‘study for him for 2022, “they said.
Springsteen, meanwhile, recently told fans he was set to tour with The E Street Band in 2022.
“We will be on tour next year if all goes well,” Springsteen said in an interview with BBC Radio.
He had also previously hinted at a return to Ireland during an appearance on The Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy a few months ago.
“My antenna tells me that it won’t happen until 2022 and I would consider myself lucky if it happens then. I don’t believe the virus is going to go away, I just believe that we will find better ways to deal with it. manage Hopefully it’s a vaccine or a treatment, ”the 71-year-old said.
Springsteen last appeared in Dublin in 2016 when he played two nights at GAA HQ and The Boss is confident that despite Covid-19 fears he will be back on these shores soon.
Regarding Garth Brooks concert rumors, Virgin Media reports that the country singer is in talks to appear and instead of playing the April dates, Brooks will play three nights in September at GAA headquarters.
In 2014, Brooks announced he would be coming to Croke Park to play five consecutive concerts, but ended up canceling all of them due to a dispute with planners.
Brooks was initially only scheduled for two dates, but promised to play three, then four, and soon 400,000 people had tickets for five concerts.
The problem was that he was unlicensed to play the five and was forced to pull the plug out, causing steady outrage among Irish country music fans.