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Promoters "don't know" if remaining Garth Brooks concerts will go ahead

Peter Aiken has told RTÉ that he is “trying to come with answers” for the situation.

Peter Aiken
Peter Aiken
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AIKEN PROMOTIONS HAS cast doubt on whether the three remaining Garth Brooks concerts will go ahead.

It follows Dublin City Council’s refusal to grant a license for two of the five nights at Croke Park.

Speaking to RTÉ’s Six One News, Peter Aiken said that he “doesn’t know” if the remaining nights will go ahead, but that he hopes they will.

“You never know… I’m talking to [Garth Brooks' management] all the time, trying to come up with answers” he said, “I told them all along the concerts were going to happen.”

“[Garth] has said to met, give me a solution to the 160,00 people,” he said, “he doesn’t want to leave the 160,000 people.”

He said the process of booking more concerts had become a “runaway train” after the success of the first two nights.

Aiken added that it was going to be a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ show, and said it would not be possible to strip down the equipment prepared for the concerts and move it to another venue.

Punchestown racecourse has already been offered as an alternative venue, and even Cavan GAA club.

Aiken Promotions had publicised and sold out the two cancelled gigs – along with the three that will go ahead on the previous Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Fans affected by the cancellation are said to be considering legal action.

Read: Could the Garth gigs be saved? Here are the options…

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