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Prince ordered to pay Irish concert promoter

DUBLIN (AP) -- A Dublin judge has ordered Prince to pay $2.95 million to Ireland's major concert promoters for canceling a 2008 concert at the last minute.

High Court Justice Peter Kelly made public the damages total Friday because the singer has yet to pay the amount to Dublin promoters MCD Productions in a confidential settlement reached last month.

Kelly last month ruled that Prince had committed to perform in Dublin's 82,300-seat Croke Park in June 2008, but withdrew without explanation 10 days beforehand after 55,000 tickets were sold. The 51-year-old Prince did not testify at the hearing.

Kelly confirmed Friday that the order was specifically against Prince, not his agents from the William Morris agency, who were absolved of liability.

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