- 20 Mar 18
Rolling Stones' Croke Park gig is expected to go ahead this summer.
The concert, which will take place in the 80,000+ capacity stadium, had been announced last month, but a small stipulation in the press release ("subject to license") meant that the May 17 date wasn't in the bag just yet.
Because as we all know by now, when it comes to stadium concerts in the home of GAA, things aren't confirmed until they're absolutely confirmed.
When Aiken Promotions announced five dates for Garth Brooks at Croke Park in 2014, the residents around the area immediately protested the announcements. What followed was a highly publicised battle to try to bring the country star to our shores, but it ended with Brooks playing none of the five intended concerts. So when it came to the Rolling Stones announcement (which was the fourth announced Croke Park gig of 2018, after Michael Buble and Taylor Swift), we weren't about to start cracking out Exile On Main St until every little detail was tied up.
But Aiken have today confirmed that the gig will go ahead as planned.
In a statement, the company said: Aiken Promotions today received notification of the granting of the licence for the Dublin date of the ‘STONES - NO FILTER’ Tour at Croke Park on 17 May.
This will be the first date of the ‘STONES - NO FILTER’ 2018 tour which will include Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Czech Republic & Poland.
Tickets for the Croke Park date go on sale this Friday 23 March priced at:
Standing/ General admission - €70.45
Seated - €90 / €136 / €181
Gold Circle – €181
and will be available from all usual Ticketmaster outlets
EXCLUSIVE: Licence for Rolling Stones concert at Croke Park in Dublin on May 17th has been granted. Aiken Promotions expected to announce shortly. More to follow @thetimesIE #therollingstones #CrokePark
— Jennifer O'Brien (@Jen_OBrien1) March 20, 2018