Thursday 14 December 2017

Friends in lower-priced places as Garth's USA fans pay less

Garth Brooks in Croke Park
Garth Brooks in Croke Park
Joyce Fegan

Joyce Fegan

Garth Brooks fans in the US paid almost €20 less for tickets to the country singer's show than fans here did for the ill-fated Croke Park gigs.

Brooks released dates for a stadium concert in Atlanta, Georgia this September and without any taxes or fees the base price was €42.50.

For the five Croke Park gigs that never went ahead fans paid out €60 a pop for a single ticket. On the ticket stub the base price was €65.45, but that included a booking fee.

A spokesman for Ticketmaster confirmed that €65.45 was the "basic price."

Any additional charges or fees depended on how or where the ticket was purchased.

Garth Brooks has always sold his tickets at a below-average price, even when other major artists charge approximately €100 ahead for a stadium show.

Furthermore the Nashville-based star has no "golden circle," or special VIP areas at concerts as he feels the fans in the back seats are as important as those in the front row.

"We don't do golden circle," he said in Nashville.

Mr Brooks' publicist was contacted about the price difference but no response was received.

Irish Independent

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