Garth Brooks' Croke Park Shows Officially Cancelled
Garth Brooks has broken the hearts of his Irish fans by confirming all five of his sold out Croke Park shows near Dublin, set for later this month have been cancelled over a permit issue.
Officials at Dublin City Council have told the country star they cannot change their earlier ruling to not allow the necessary licenses for all five shows, and so Brooks has stuck to his all-or-nothing pledge.
Promoters were granted permission to stage three shows at Croke Park, but came up against local opposition when they added two extra dates due to demand.
Almost 400,000 fans were expected to attend the shows, which were billed as Brooks' Irish comeback after a 17-year absence.