Garth Brooks Facing Legal Action in IrelandBy: Kimberly Ripley - March 7, 2014
Garth Brooks might soon be facing legal action from residents in Dublin, Ireland who don’t want him holding concerts in Croke Park. Those residents have already notified the concert organizers of potential legal action.
It was via an open letter that the media learned of the pending legal action. Written by the Croke Park Residents Committee, they claim the concerts breach some existing clauses in their bylaws.
“There was no consultation with our group prior to the announcement of the Garth Brooks concerts by your company,” they say, “or the Croke Park Stadium Company or anyone else involved with you in the Garth Brooks concert promotion.”
The letter goes on to imply legal action will be taken if the Garth Brooks concerts aren’t cancelled.
“There is the very real prospect that this matter will be taken to the courts to be adjudicated on,” it reads.
The letter even goes so far as to suggest a new place for Brooks to perform. They’ve dubbed it “The Bruce Plan,” and claim if it was good enough for Bruce Springsteen it should be good enough for Garth Brooks as well.
“This was good enough for Bruce Springsteen and it should be good enough for Garth Brooks”, the letter says.
The singer announced in January that he was getting ready to go out on a new world tour–with three dates at Dublin’s Croke Park. Two additional dates were added as well when tickets sold out fast and Irish fans showed overwhelming enthusiasm.
Now a mediator has been hired to work with the Croke Park committee and see if some kind of deal can be struck.
“We are determined to reach a long term agreement around the staging of events in Croke Park,” says Paraic Duffy–the Gaelic Athletic Association Director General. The GAA runs the Croke Park venue.
Will Garth Brooks get to perform at Croke Park or will he be relegated–as was Bruce Springsteen–to Plan Bruce?
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