End of the road for Garth Brooks concerts

Garth Brooks has confirmed in a statement that none of his five planned Croke Park concerts are to go ahead.

In a statement issued tonight by his spokesperson, the US singer said he has heard that the Irish council cannot change their earlier ruling not to allow licences for all five shows.

Brooks thanked the Irish authorities for going the distance and announced that with a broken heart, the ticket refunds for the event would go ahead via Ticketmaster.

He said: "to say I am crushed is an understatement..all I can see is my mother's face and I hear her voice. She always said things happen for a reason...as hard as I try, I cannot see the light on this one."

He also thanked Peter Aiken of Aiken Promotions and the 400,000 ticketholders, encouraging them to come and see the show at some point around the world and wave their Irish flags.

UPDATE

Statement from Aiken Promotions re: The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event

Aiken Promotions regret to announce that despite pursuing all possible solutions, the 5 concert Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event at Croke Park is cancelled. No concerts will take place.

The ticket return process will begin on Thursday 17 July at 9am through Ticketmaster.

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