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Lord Mayor believes Brooks gigs will go ahead

1 of 1 Brooks - Will not play matinee shows
Brooks - Will not play matinee shows

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, has said he believes Garth Brooks will go ahead with performances at the end of the month.

The new development in the ongoing Garth Brooks gigs saga continues, despite the concert promoters saying last night that the singer had rejected a deal whereby he would play two matinee shows as well as three evening shows at Croke Park.

The suggestion was put forward after a meeting, yesterday, between the promotor, Peter Aiken, and the Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Owen Keegan.

On Morning Ireland, the Lord Mayor said  the onus was now on the singer's management to find a resolution.

Attempts at having Garth Brooks play five concerts in Croke Park at the end of the month have failed.

Aiken Promotions said that the singer had rejected a deal whereby he would play two matinee shows as well as three evening shows.

In media interviews, Brooks said the afternoon shows were not feasible because the set was designed for night-time performances.

The suggestion was put forward after a meeting on Thursday between the promoter, Peter Aiken, and the Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Owen Keegan.

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