TOMORROW NOT COMING AS PROMOTER CANCELS ALL GARTH BROOKS’ GIGS

Promoter cancels all five Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin

Promoter cancels all five Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin

A concert promoter has pulled the plug on all five Garth Brooks’ concerts in Dublin this month.

Aiken Promotions said it was with “great regret” that it had to make the announcement.

It said it had “exhausted all avenues” in relation to staging the gigs at Croke Park over the last week of July.

Mediators said the singer “no longer felt welcome in Ireland”.

Last week, Dublin City Council granted permission for only three of the five planned concerts.

The move prompted the US singer to say he would play “all or none”.

Aiken Promotions said it would outline details on Wednesday on how people who had bought tickets could secure refunds.

About 400,000 fans had booked tickets for the five sold-out concerts, which were due to be staged from 25-29 July, but permission was only granted for shows on 25, 26 and 27 July.

On Monday, Dublin City councillors backed a motion calling for the five concerts to go ahead.

Last week the council said it could not reverse the decision permitting only three.

Lord Mayor Christy Burke said three days of talks with promoter Peter Aiken, the GAA and mediator Kieran Mulvey had failed to find a solution.

The chief executive of Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Gina Quin estimated last week that the lost revenue to businesses in Dublin if none of the concerts went ahead would be around £40 million.

 

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