Croke Park has revealed the first of its three summer blockbuster concerts for 2018. Michael Bublé will play an all-seated concert in the venue on Saturday 7th July.
That will put it head to head with two FIFA World Cup Quarter Finals from Russia but that will be an ever-present clash through Mid June and early July next year.
Bublé sold out the Aviva Stadium in 2010 and a run of four nights in the O2 Arena in 2013.
This will be his only Irish appearance as part of the World Tour backing up his Nobody But Me album released last year.
“I can’t wait to come over to see my fans in Dublin and play Croke Park for my largest ever Irish show,” said the singer.
It is expected that an announcement on the two remaining dates that Croke Park will host in 2018, restricted to three under the terms of an agreement with Dublin City Council and local residents, will be made in the coming weeks.
Taylor Swift is considered the artist most likely to be revealed and to take both the dates.
Revenue from the hire of the Croke Park stadium for concerts is an important part of GAA revenues with €4.77 Million credited for 2016 when Bruce Springsteen and Beyonce played.