It's finally here.
Instead, here's all the handy info that you need if you're heading to see the 'Friends in Low Places' singer this month.
WHAT DATES IS HE PLAYING?
He's playing three dates this weekend (Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th) as well as Friday 16th and Saturday 17th of September.
CAN I STILL BUY TICKETS?
Yes, at time of writing there were a limited number of seated tickets remaining for all dates, from €81 (plus fees) each.
Remember to check your tickets in advance to ensure you are attending on the correct date (it happens!)
Also remember to download your tickets from your Ticketmaster account to your iPhone wallet / Google Pay wallet in advance of the show day. SCREENSHOTS OR PRINTOUTS OF DIGITAL TICKETS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
I NEED TO COLLECT TICKETS AT THE BOX OFFICE - WHERE DO I GO?
The Ticketmaster box office is on Gill's Corner (at the corner of Russell Street and North Circular Road).
HOW DO I GET TO CROKE PARK?
Croke Park is very close to Dublin city centre and is well served by various public transport routes. The closest train station is Drumcondra.
If you're travelling by Dublin Bus:
- 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 40, 40b, 40d, 40e, 41, 41b, 41c, and 44 will serve Drumcondra Road.
- H1, H2, H3, 6, 14, 15, 27, 27a, 27b, 42, 43, 53, 130 will serve North Strand.
- 7 and 7a will serve Mountjoy Square.
- 122 will serve North Circular Road.
- 123 will serve Ballybough
All of these are within beside/within walking distance from the stadium.
If you're planning on walking from the city centre, it'll take you approx. 20 minutes from O'Connell Street.
There is no car parking available at the stadium or on the streets nearby, as it is a residential area.
WHAT TIME IS HE ON STAGE?
Gates open at 5pm on all days. There is no support and Garth will be on stage at 7.30pm.
WHAT'S THE WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE?
According to Yr.no, Friday 9th is looking showery throughout the day, but cloudy from around 7pm onwards.
Saturday 10th is looking cloudy, but no rain forecast as yet.
Sunday 11th is looking fairly wet, with rain forecast throughout the day and getting heavier into the evening/nighttime.
The following weekend is too far away to forecast accurately, but watch this space!
WHAT SETLIST IS HE LIKELY TO PLAY?
His setlists seem quite varied, with lots of covers thrown in - but here's what he played at a recent gig in Arlington, Texas:
- All Day Long
- Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House (Dennis Robbins cover)
- The Beaches of Cheyenne
- Two Piña Coladas
- The River
- Fishin' in the Dark (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band cover)
- Papa Loved Mama
- The Thunder Rolls
- Unanswered Prayers
- If Tomorrow Never Comes
- That Summer
- Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)
- Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)
- Callin' Baton Rouge( The Oak Ridge Boys cover)
- Shameless (Billy Joel cover)
- Friends in Low Places (Dewayne Blackwell cover)
- The Dance (Tony Arata cover)
- New Way to Fly
- The Red Strokes (Snippet)
- She's Every Woman
- We Shall Be Free
- Longneck Bottle
- Wild Horses
- It's Your Song
- Shallow (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper cover) (with Trisha Yearwood)
- Standing Outside the Fire (with Trisha Yearwood)
WHAT CAN I NOT BRING INTO THE STADIUM WITH ME?
Organisers have asked fans not to bring bags unless necessary - people without bags will be fast-tracked. If you must bring a bag, make sure it's A4 sized or smaller and it will be subject to a search.
You can't bring any of the usual stuff forbidden at concerts - fireworks, flares, laser pens, anything glass, chairs, selfie sticks, professional cameras, etc.
Umbrellas are not allowed - so given the forecast for the weekend, make sure you have a good rainjacket!
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Under 14s are not allowed onto the pitch and under-5s will not be allowed into the stadium. All under-16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Early queuing around the Croke Park area is not allowed as it is a residential area.
Please check your ticket information for details on your entry route. There will be signage to direct you to the appropriate entrance for your seating or standing area. Follow the coloured route / directions as indicated on your ticket details.
Once you enter the venue, re-admission will not be allowed.