Saturday 1 October 2016

'I can't answer that' - Garth Brooks on whether or not he'll EVER play Ireland again

Published 30/04/2015 | 10:33

Garth Books was due to play five concerts at Croke Park in 2014
Garth Books was due to play five concerts at Croke Park in 2014

Garth Brooks is remaining tight-lipped on whether or not he will ever return to perform in Ireland following last year's cancelled gigs.

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The 53-year-old country star is currently touring the US with his Man Against Machine tour, his first in 13 years.

He has performed 100 concerts in 77 days, with two shows in some locations in order to meet demand, and will continue to do so until the US leg wraps in 2017.

He will then tour Europe.  However, when asked by Rolling Stone whether he'll ever play Ireland again, he said, "I can't answer that."

Brooks was supposed to play five nights at Croke Park last July but Dublin City Council would only grant licences for three so Brooks pulled out of all five.

His decision was hugely disappointing for the 400,000 fans who had bought tickets (and in some cases paid for accommodation and travel) high and dry.

However, speaking to Patrick Kielty recently, the country star said he would like to return to Ireland to make it up to his fans.

Speaking to The Irish Daily Star, Kielty said, "We did talk about the Ireland thing, but because the show was going out on Radio 2 and thre's a lot of mainland country fans...

"[Garth] said, 'Well it was one of those things, we couldn't make it work' and he was gutted and he wants to try and fit it back in the tour and all these things."

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