One of the biggest, and most ridiculous, stories in Ireland last year was the Garth Brooks Croke Park concert debacle. The country and western superstar booked five shows at Croker, selling some 400,000 tickets to fans who hadn’t seen him in years.

Grumpy residents living around the venue blew a gasket over the number of shows, you’ll remember, saying only three were supposed to be permitted by the local authorities. All the concerts were canceled as a result, with millions lost and bad feelings all around.

But Garth apparently doesn’t hold a grudge, and told a BBC interviewer that he’d like to return to Ireland at some stage. His Irish fan base is obviously massive, and he’d undoubtedly be welcomed back.

"We did talk about the Ireland thing," interviewer Patrick Kielty told the Irish Daily Star. "[Garth] said, 'Well it was one of those things, we couldn't make it work' and he was gutted and he wants to try and fit it back in the tour and all these things."

Now officially un-retired, Garth is hitting the road in the U.S. this summer and fall, with a world tour expected to follow.

Garth Brooks on a promotional trip to Croke Park last year.Photocall Ireland