After fulfilling his promise to Irish fans in 2014, Garth Brooks flew back to the US last night.
Oklahoma superstar and wife Trisha Yearwood, along with family members, took off from Dublin Airport in the early hours of Sunday morning after Brooks played his final show in Croke Park.
It brought in nearly half a million people who watched him perform live in the past nine days, which received rave reviews from fans as well as critics.
And what will be the music that reaches the ears of his supporters, he promised at last night’s press conference that he will return.
“I don’t know in what form but I will be back. I don’t know when or where but I love Ireland so much I’ll play on a court. I loved the way Ed Sheeran played Croke Park and then played a tour around Ireland,” he said.
“Once you’ve enjoyed it, like I’ve had with these five shows, you want to get back here fast enough. What you guys give an artist like me in Ireland you can’t get anywhere else. anywhere else on the planet.
“Wherever I go from now on, I will talk about one thing: Ireland, Ireland, Ireland. As someone who does this for a living, any opportunity to play here I would love. “
He said that he and his wife Trisha had their favorite meal at a restaurant in Glendalough and that they visited about 11 counties while here. For them, the past two weekends have been “wonderful”.
“Me and Mrs Yearwood love Ireland so much that we will be back. It was an emotional time. I couldn’t stop myself from crying many times during the performance. All I can say is I love this country,” he said.
He was filmed by a Netflix documentary crew during his stay, after embarking on a tour of Ireland. He was filmed drinking in a pub in Dingle before meeting members of the Munster rugby team in Limerick along with a trip to Glendalough and a walk down Portland Place in Dublin 1 to meet a number of local people.
Many famous faces attended his gig during the five-night mammoth run. Attendees included Italian Ambassador Ruggeiro Corrias, Brazilian Ambassador Marcel Fortuna Biato and US Ambassador Claire Cronin, who went twice. Also present were Minister Catherine Martin and Junior Minister Thomas Byrne as well as Sinn Féin leaders Mary Lou McDonald, Senator Timmy Dooley, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Ruby Walsh and Robbie and Claudine Keane.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/garth-has-flown-out-of-dublin-but-with-a-promise-to-return-41998086.html Garth has flown out of Dublin – but with the promise to return