Billboard : Ireland’s Supreme Court Approves Dublin Showsamedi 16 août 1997
Source : Billboard
THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND’S SUPREME COURT ruled Aug. 1 that U2’s PopMart concerts scheduled for Aug. 30 and 31 at Dublin’s Lansdowne Road stadium can goahead. The court overturned an earlier ruling by the country’s High Court, which hadbanned the gigs following complaints by local residents. "I’m pretty sure [the decision]was because it was U2 and their hometown," says John Giddings, Europeanconsultant to PopMart promoter The Next Adventure. Giddings, who says the promoter "has always been aware of the planning requirements," adds that Irish law will needadditional clarification to cover other large outdoor events.
- KEN STEWART