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Garth Brooks Dublin shows threatened with legal injunction from locals

Residents of the Croke Park neighborhood that holds the stadium hosting Garth Brooks' five scheduled upcoming "Comeback" concerts are threatening a legal injunction against the concerts.

Residents of the Croke Park neighborhood that holds the stadium hosting Garth Brooks' five scheduled upcoming "Comeback" concerts are threatening a legal injunction against the concerts.

The friction between the venue and concert representatives and locals bubbled over at a meeting last last week, according to a report in the Independent. In the meeting, residents reportedly produced a 2009 agreement between the venue and local residents stating that no more than three concerts a year could be hosted at the facility.

Brooks has currently sold out tickets for five concerts at the sports stadium, triggering concerns that the 400,000 ticketholders for the shows combined with the production itself could damage the field, on which a footbal game is to be played days later.

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Per the Independent's report, formal licenses to host the concerts have not yet been secured by the concert promoter, and residents say they were not consulted on the addition of the final two shows, leading some to suggest a legal injunction against some or all of the shows.

A follow-up meeting is to take place later this week.


 

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