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The Boss

Rolling Stone says Bruce isn't playing in Croke Park this summer

Reports today said his gigs will be announced later this week but Rolling Stone’s Associate Editor said someone in the know told them it isn’t true.

DESPITE REPORTS TODAY suggesting Bruce Springsteen will be playing two concerts in Croke Park this summer, Rolling Stone magazine seems pretty certain won’t.

This morning The Herald said an insider confirmed The Boss’ two gigs will be announced at the end of this week.

However Rolling Stone’s Associate Editor has heard something different:

He said “someone deep in the know in the Bruce world” told him The Boss will not be thrilling a crowded Croke Park stadium this summer.

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke said he had not been told by Croke Park officials whether Springsteen would be playing at the sports arena. However he said he is working with them to appoint a “neutral, impartial chair” to ensure residents are not imposed on in the future.

Fans will be devastated, not least some of the city’s councillors, who had themselves been looking forward to it.

Earlier today, The Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe said he thought it would be great to have The Boss back in town, and looked forward to the GAA “consulting honestly and transparently with residents”.

Councillor Éilis Ryan, who confessed to being a big Bruce fan, told she was “surprised they’re announcing the concerts before talking to residents”.

According to reports, the concerts would have followed The Script gig in late June. The Boss’ gigs would have fallen within the limitations agreed with local residents and would not have been likely to cause a stir like the Garth Brooks debacle last year.

Read: 6 spine tingling Irish Springsteen experiences to get you in the mood>

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