Garth Brooks’s letter to Peter Aiken

Garth Brooks for matinee shows

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The Garth Brooks story continues. We’ve just received a letter sent by Garth Brooks to Peter Aiken, in the context of the five shows being cancelled.


According to the letter, Garth Brooks would still consider playing if, somehow, the permit situation gets solved before the refunds begin.

Here’s the content of the letter:


I was informed yesterday that the shows are cancelled and the refunds will begin on Monday. I cannot begin to tell you how badly my heart is breaking right now. I hope you understand that to play for 400,000 people would be a dream, but to tell 160,000 of those people that they are not welcome would be a nightmare. To do what the city manager suggests (play three shows and not all five) means I agree that is how people should be treated and I just can’t agree with that.

Our guys are still en route and if there is any chance that the five planned concerts can be salvaged and nobody is being let down then we can proceed as planned until the refunds begin. If you tell me, “Garth, thanks but it is over.” I will cease my efforts and bring our people and gear back to the States. If you think for any reason that the “powers that be” in Ireland can fix this, then I will faithfully go to the last second.

Please let me know how to proceed.

All my gratitude, respect, and love to you all in Ireland, g


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In case you were wondering, here’s the source of this gif.


Tudor Marian

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