Garth Brooks has rejected a proposed compromise over scuppered plans for his five-night extravaganza in Croke Park.
The musician effectively dashed any hopes of a revival of the concerts, after he rejected the proposal, in which he was given the offer of playing three night-time and two matinees, instead of a run of all evening performances blocked by a planning and licensing row.
After stating that he would do whatever it takes to put on the performances, Brooks apparently changed his mind were he said that the proposal to play to 400,000 people over three days “cannot possibly compare” to five separate night concerts.
Mr Brooks publicist Nancy Seltzer made a statement in which she said: “To treat 160,000 people differently than all the rest who will be seeing the show the way it was meant and created is wrong.”
“Mr Brooks does not understand why it is once again put upon him to treat people less than they deserve to be treated and he still returns to why did they allow five shows to be sold and all these people to be disappointed.
“It is not his decision; it is, with the greatest of respect, Dublin city council’s.”