Whitney's comeback tour hits Dublin
Superstar singer Whitney Houston will play Dublin as part of her spectacular comeback tour.
The music icon will play the O2 on April 17 and tickets are going on sale next Thursday, October 22.
The Dublin date is part of her upcoming European tour which follows the success of her critically acclaimed top-selling album I Look To You.
This is Whitney's first major tour in 11 years. Details of the tour were announced by Aiken Promotions.
The Irish concert will be a must-see show as Houston returns to the stage, performing her classic songs along with new material. Her new album will be released here on Monday, the day after her much-anticipated appearance on The X Factor.
"This is my first full tour since the My Love Is Your Love tour and I am so excited to be performing for my fans around the world after all this time," the singer said.
"I am putting together a great show and cannot wait to perform the songs from my new album along with some of your favourites," she added.
Her European tour will see her perform in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium as well as Ireland and Britain.
The last time Whitney appeared on an Irish stage was when the MTV Awards were held here 10 years ago.
This comeback is something many fans feared might never happen after her career stalled as she grappled with a drug problem and her marriage to rapper Bobby Brown.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, to be screened on TV3 tonight at 9pm, the singer admitted she took cocaine and marijuana.
She claimed Brown was emotionally abusive throughout their ill-fated marriage, and, at one point, spat at her.
"I had so much money and so much access to what I wanted," Whitney said. "I didn't think about the singing part anymore. I was looking for my young womanhood."
The couple married in 1992 and were divorced in 2007.
Not surprisingly, tickets for Whitney's Dublin gig, on sale at 9am next Thursday, are expected to sell fast. Contact Ticketmaster on 0818 719 300 or www.ticketmaster.ie