Garth Brooks Appeals To Dublin Officials
According to Yogi Berra, "it ain't over 'til its over," and apparently Garth Brooks agrees. In a letter to Promoters and Dublin, Ireland officials, printed in Ireland's Independant July 7th, Brooks has appealed to all sides to find a workable medium so his 5 shows can go on at Dublin's Croke Park.
In an attempt to rectify the current impasse, which caused the cancellation of five shows scheduled to start July 24th, Garth wrote:
I was informed yesterday that the shows are cancelled and the refunds begin on Monday.
I cannot begin to tell you how badly my heart is breaking right now. I hope you understand that to play for 400,000 people would be a dream, but to tell 160,000 of those people that they are not welcome would be a nightmare. To do what the city manager suggests (play three shows and not all five) means I agree that is how people would be treated and I just can’t agree with that.
Our guys are still en route and if there is any chance that the five planned concerts can be salvaged and nobody is being let down then we can proceed as planned until the refunds begin.
If you tell me, ‘Garth, thanks but it is over,’ I will cease my efforts and bring our people and gear back to the States. If you think that for any reason that the ‘powers that be’ in Ireland can fix this, then I will faithfully go to the last second.
Please let me know how to proceed.
All my gratitude, respect, and love to you and Ireland, G.
No word as of this weekend as to the reaction of Irish officials and promoters, nor whether attempts to negotiate a solution are scheduled.