Two of the upcoming Garth Brooks concerts in Croke Park look to have been cancelled this morning after Dublin City Council gave permission for just three of the five concerts scheduled this summer.
This comes in spite of the fact that all five concerts have sold out with more than 400,000 tickets moved in the process.
The GAA has confirmed, via RTE News, that the gigs on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th will go ahead. This means that those who had tickets to show son Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th will be very disappointed this morning.
The GAA has confirmed that three Garth Brooks concerts on the 25th, 26th, 27th July will go ahead.The GAA will issue a statement later today
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 3, 2014
The concert series had been subject to protests by the local Croke Park community who were angered that the GAA, concert promoters and Croke Park reneged on a 2009 agreement to allow no more than three concerts in the stadium per year. Boyband One Direction had previously played three consecutive concerts at Croke Park earlier this year which, along with the scheduled Brooks concerts, would have made a total of eight for the calendar year.
Promoters Aiken have yet to comment.
The concerts had been advertised and sold as 'subject to license', a practice commonplace with outdoor concerts in Ireland and other markets.
The news has been confirmed by Councillor Ray McAdam.
City Manager confirms to me that only three #GarthBrooks concerts will be permitted. More info to follow...
— Cllr. Ray McAdam (@RayMcAdam) July 3, 2014
More to follow...
(original source Independent.ie)