Heartache for Garth Brooks fans as all five concerts cancelled

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Aiken Promotions have confirmed that all five of the Garth Brooks concerts in Croke Park have been cancelled.

It was the news that all Garth Brooks fans have been dreading, but today (Tuesday 8th July) their worst fears were confirmed.

In a statement on their website Aiken Promotions said: “It is with great regret that Aiken Promotions today announce that the 5 concert Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event at Croke Park has been cancelled. No concerts will take place.

“The ticket return process will be outlined tomorrow. Aiken Promotions have exhausted all avenues regarding the staging of this event.

“We are very disappointed for the 400,000 fans who purchased tickets for The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event.”

The news comes after last week Dublin City Council announced that permission had been only granted for three of the five gigs and two of them had to be cancelled.

A statement from Ticketmaster read: “Ticketmaster has received confirmation that the five Garth Brooks concerts scheduled for Croke Park are no longer taking place.

“We are working on a plan to make the cancellation process as simple and convenient as possible for customers.

“However the scale of this operation is unprecedented in the Irish entertainment industry and therefore we would ask customers to continue to be patient while we finalise our plan.

“Full details of the plan will be published tomorrow.”

Earlier this year hundreds of excited fans queued for five days in Dungannon and Cookstown when tickets to ensure they got their hands on the elusive tickets.