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Garth Brooks all over again? Ed Sheeran to add MORE Croke Park dates


Ed Sheeran looks set to beat Garth Brooks – and add more dates to his Croke Park gig.

The Give Me Love singer is playing the infamous venue on July 24th, but has admitted he could be adding more dates soon.

“It looks amazing. I’ll see how the first one sells and maybe we can discuss it, I don’t know yet,” he admitted.

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Speaking to Ian Dempsey on Today FM, Ed revealed that he knew about all of the Garth Brooks controversy, but believes adding more dates would be a positive move.

“I don’t think there’s a problem, I think you’re allowed three gigs a year in Croke Park,” he explained.

“It brings in a lot of money for local hotels and local restaurants, having concerts makes people happy and cancelling gigs makes people sad.

“It helps to have 80,000 people going to a gig a night, it’s good.”


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Meanwhile the international star revealed he only agreed to do Croke Park while performing an intimate gig in Whelan’s for VH1 last month.

“I got a sense of (the fans) when I came over and did the Whelan’s show in VH1 that’s actually when I spoke to Aiken promotions about doing a big gig in the summer.

“But I think people are getting  bit sick of me now, so I’m going to take a year off and stop being in people’s faces all the time,” he added.

Tickets go on sale for Ed’s Croke Park gig on Thursday morning.