Garth Brooks starts his world tour in Dublin with eight nights at the Point Depot.

The biggest selling country star in the world Garth Brooks begins a series of concerts at Dublin's Point Depot.

Promoter Jim Aiken could have sold out Garth Brooks eight concerts three times over.

The 32 year old Oklahoma singer will earn around £1.3 million from his concerts in Ireland adding to his personal wealth of around £500 million. In just five years, Garth Brooks has sold 35 million records worldwide.

At a media event in Dublin, Garth Brooks expresses surprise at his popularity in Ireland and in a rare move takes off his Stetson for the photographers.

In total, 68,000 people will see Garth Brooks perform at the Point Depot.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 March 1994. The reporter is Colm Connolly.