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Latest: Garth Brooks issues ultimatum over cancelled gigs

Raymond Stewart gives the 'thumbs up' for the Garth Brooks fans who have been queueing up outside the Stewart's Music Shop in Irish Street, Dungannon, despite the tickets not going on sale until this Thursday. INTT0614-103ar.

Raymond Stewart gives the 'thumbs up' for the Garth Brooks fans who have been queueing up outside the Stewart's Music Shop in Irish Street, Dungannon, despite the tickets not going on sale until this Thursday. INTT0614-103ar.

 

Country music sensation Garth Brooks’ representatives have issued a statement saying “For us it is either five shows or none at all.”

The announcement comes after the GAA confirmed yesterday (Thursday) that only three of the five concerts at Croke Park will go ahead at the end of the month.

In a statement Mr Brooks said: “To choose which shows to do and which shows not to do, would be like asking to choose one child over another. However this plays out, Ireland has my heart and always will.”

Before the announcement from Mr Brooks, concert promoter Peter Aiken had warned that none of the five gigs may go ahead.

After Dublin City Council refused to licence two of the concerts on the grounds that it would cause too much disruption to residents.

The GAA then confirmed that concerts would go ahead on 25, 26, and 27 July but not on the Monday, 28 July, and Tuesday, 29 July.

The latest twist in the tale could upset thousands of Garth Brooks fans with around 400,000 tickets already sold for the five sold-out shows.

Hundreds of excited fans queued for five days in Dungannon and Cookstown when tickets went on sale to ensure they got their hands on the elusive tickets.

It had been reported that the Aviva Stadium in Dublin is being proposed as a venue for the two cancelled gigs if permission was granted by Dublin City Council, although it is thought the time scale is too short for a full application to be granted.

Have you been affected by this announcement? Send us your views to sheena.mcstravick@jpress.co.uk

 

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