All 5 of Garth Brooks' Dublin shows have been canceled

All 5 of Garth Brooks' Dublin shows have been canceled

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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: (L-R) Singer/songwriters Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert and George Strait speak onstage during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 8 at 11:36 AM

DUBLIN -- Like an ill-fated romance in a country song, Garth Brooks and Dublin just weren't meant to be.
   
Promoters say five Irish concerts by the country music star have been canceled after a battle between venue owners and local residents.
   
More than 400,000 tickets had been sold for the gigs, due to start at Croke Park stadium on July 25.
   
The stint had been billed as a "Comeback Special" for the 52-year-old superstar after more than a decade of semi-retirement.
   
Brooks was originally scheduled to play two shows, and when the number of performances was increased to cope with demand, some residents complained.
   
Promoter Peter Aiken said Tuesday that attempts to reach agreement had failed and "no concerts will take place."

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