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Brooks sells tickets to US shows €20 cheaper than Croker gigs

Garth Brooks fans in the US paid almost €20 less for tickets to the country singer's show now than Irish people would have 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 for a ticket was the equivalent of €42.50 or $56.94.

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

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

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

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 said that he has no "golden circle," or special VIP areas at concerts.

At the height of the will-they-won't-they go ahead concert fiasco last month, the singer said all ticket prices are the same.

"We don't do golden circle, it's always been the same price across the board. You treat everyone equal, same way here, even in Vegas," he said in Nashville.

The Herald contacted Mr Brooks about the €20 price difference.

However, his publicist had not responded at the time of going to print.