The Rolling Stones are officially coming to Dublin.
Dublin City Council has granted Croke Park and Aiken Promotions the licence for The Rolling Stones to play at the stadium on May 17.
The application to hold a fourth 2018 concert in Croke Park was lodged earlier this year, and this is the first time an extra concert has been given the go-ahead since that Garth Brooks controversy back in 2014.
The other three 2018 concerts are Taylor Swift’s gigs on June 15 and 16, and Michael Bublé’s concert on July 7.
Stadium Director Peter McKenna informed people living in the area around Croke Park of the application on February 1.
According to RTÉ Entertainment, residents groups around the stadium have said that they are “extremely disappointed” that the DCC have granted permission for the extra concert.
Around 60 residents are believed to have lodged objections to concert in May, on top of the three planned for June and July.
Spokesperson for Clonliffe and Croke Park Area Residents’ Association Pat Gates said the extra date would cause 18 days of disruption to residents.
He pointed out that construction works and rehearsals can last until as late as 1am, and the concert would cause traffic chaos.
Tickets for The Rolling Stones’ Croke Park gig, which is part of their STONES – NO FILTER tour, will go on sale on March 23, and prices start at €70.45.