Ticketmaster delays refunds for Brooks' Irish shows

Monday, July 14, 2014 – Those refunds for Garth Brooks' canceled five-date Irish tour that were supposed to happen today? Well, it's not as Ticketmaster announced on its web site that it would delay refunds until Thursday and held out hope that the concerts would go on as scheduled.

"Ticketmaster understands that negotiations to try and find a resolution to the Garth Brooks concerts situation are still ongoing. As a result, Ticketmaster will be delaying commencement of the refunds process until Thursday, July 17th. We would ask customers/fans to continue to be patient and to hold onto their tickets for now," the firm's web site said.

Brooks was slated to play five sold out shows in Dublin's Croke Park July 25-29. The Dublin City Council approved only three of the shows. Brooks said he would play all five shows or none at all because he did not want to disappoint fans. He sold more than 400,000 tickets to the sold-out shows.

Brooks said at last Thursday's news conference in Nashville where he announced his return to recording and the road that at no time was he led to believe there would be a problem with obtaining approval.

Staging for the show is ion its way to Ireland, and Brooks said he would continue working to see if the shows could occur.

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