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All Five of Garth Brooks’ Ireland Comeback Shows Canceled

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All five of Garth Brooks‘ comeback concerts in Dublin, Ireland have been canceled following unsuccessful negotiations. The Dublin city council threatened to cancel two of the five shows, to which Brooks decided that it was all or nothing.

So, nothing is what the city will get.

The shows, booked at Ireland’s Croke Park, were to take place later this month. However, having five shows in the area violated a city ordinance, and Brooks couldn’t get an exception for his mega return to the city.

On Tuesday (July 8), the company in charge of the shows released this statement:

“It is with great regret that Aiken Promotions today announce that the five 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 surprising news comes after it seemed that things would go in Brooks’ favor, according to the Journal. The council held a vote on Monday night to potentially alter the license changes at Croke Park so that all five shows could continue as planned, but the city manager maintained his decision to cancel two.

Brooks recently said that asking him to cancel two of his dates would be an impossible decision. “To choose which shows to do and which shows not to do would be like asking to choose one child over another,” he said.

The matter will more than likely be addressed during his press conference on Thursday (July 10). It’s also speculated the iconic singer will announce a world tour during the event.

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