"It is with great regret that Aiken Promotions announces that the five-concert Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event at Croke Park has been canceled."
Peter Aiken says in a statement that "No concerts will take place. Aiken Promotions has exhausted all avenues regarding the staging of this event. We are very disappointed for the 400,000 fans who purchased tickets."
Brooks' sold-out Dublin, Ireland shows were scheduled to take place July 25-29, and he'd given the city an ultimatum this weekend after only three shows were granted permits. He's expected to address the cancellation during Thursday's (7/10) press conference.
No one is talking, and the silence is deafening.
Sony/Nashvillehas called a press conference for 11am on Thursday (7/10), which just happens to be the exact time of the press conference Garth Brooks has asked fans to watch via his website.
The wait is over...7/7," it reads on Garth's official website. Speculators say it could be an announcement about his comeback tour.
“We’re going to do a world tour in 2014,” Brooks told Good Morning America in December 2013. “It sure feels good to get to throw your hat back in the ring…. All my babies are fine with it. Ms. Yearwood is fine with it. So now I get to do what I love to do, which is play music. I get to be with the person I want to be with, which is Ms. [Trisha] Yearwood.”
“My children are off on their own so the guilt of not being there… I’m a phone call dad now,” he added, saying, “‘Hey Dad, I love you, can I borrow some money?’”
Garth's last tour was in 2001 and decided to stay home to raise his children. He promised to continue doing so until his youngest was out of high school. She just graduated!