It could be a case of back to the future as American country star Garth Brooks finally stages the Croke Park concerts next year that got away in a blaze of adverse publicity in 2014.
However such a prospect has seen the same reactions flare up again among the community surrounding the famed Jones’ Road sporting venue.
The legendary singer was forced to pull out of the sell-out gigs back then due to a row which arose out of his seeking five concerts while only given licence by Dublin City Council to stage three.
Residents said they would be prisoners in their own homes if the five concerts went ahead – and the controversy resulted in the collapse of any appeareances by Brooks.
This week though, there is growing expectation that the 59-year-old, famous for such hits as ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ and ‘I’ve Got Friends In Low Places’, will play the iconic Dublin venue in September 2022.
It is understood he will try to stage five concerts over two weekends this time next year. Almost 400,000 refunds to disappointed fans had to be made seven years ago.
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