Springsteen’s return to Ireland set to cause trouble for Garth Brooks
Bruce Springsteen is set to return to Ireland in 2022 as full-scale concerts return for the first time in two years.
The boss is expected to visit Croke Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh next spring, playing a number of nights with the E Street Band.
On Thursday, Dublin City Council confirmed that it had received an application for two concerts at Croke Park on Saturday 23 April 2022 and Sunday 24 April 2022.
Earlier this week, Springsteen confirmed that he hopes to hit the road in the first half of 2022.
This follows rumors that Garth Brooks could finally play Croke Park next year, making up for his infamous 2014 cancellation.
As reported by the Irish Examiner, sources have shared that Bruce could be sold out at Pairc Uí Chaoimh as early as April.
The Born in the United States The singer announced this summer that he plans to tour in 2022 with The E Street Band, although no date has yet been confirmed.
It is understood that Cork GAA bosses are in talks with Aiken Promotions to reserve the venue for the Irish stopover for their next world tour.
At the same time, it is understood that Bruce’s team are applying for a license from Dublin City Council to reserve Croke Park for two dates in April.
According to Irish Planning Act, only three concerts a year can be held at Croke Park, meaning Bruce’s tour dates could potentially cause problems for Garth Brooks.
Although Garth has yet to confirm his intention to return to Ireland next year, the country music star is expected to line up for five concerts, making up for the Croke Park debacle in 2014.
As each planning year begins after April, the hope among music promoters is that Garth’s supposed five concerts can take place alongside Bruce.
If the concerts offered by Springsteen are scheduled for April, then Brooks could be at Croke Park later in 2022.
It is understood that Garth Brooks is now in “advanced” negotiations with the bosses of Croke Park, although no details have yet been confirmed.
We keep our fingers crossed that the two music legends will set foot on the GAA grounds next year!