Fans tweeted their shocked and incredulous reactions to the cancellation of all five Garth Brooks' Croke Park concerts today. Follow the reactions to the news.
400,000 people bought tickets for the shows and the cancellations are being described as unprecedented in the Irish music industry.
Reactions on Twitter have been mainly sympathetic towards Brooks and concert goers. However, many people have stated that the saga has been an 'embarrassment'. A few have tweeted in favour of the cancellation of all five concerts.
#garthbrooks said he either gets paid for 5 gigs or he ain't doing any. So he cancelled the lot. He loves he's Irish fans really though!— winger (@WINGWIZARD) July 8, 2014
No surprise here re Garth Brooks.Back in the day he used his success to change the head of his label when he didn't get his way.— Maura O'Connell (@momaura) July 8, 2014
What a joke on behalf of all those involved with the organisation of the concerts! #garthbrookscrokepark— Jason Taylor (@JasonTaylor196) July 8, 2014
Croke park residents need to be inundated with country music playing buskers for the rest of the summer! #garthbrookscrokepark— David Redmond (@davyred8) July 8, 2014
Greed defeated for once, maybe we are learning the lessons from the former Celtic tiger at last #garthbrookscrokepark— Donal óg (@DonalGallen) July 8, 2014
How embarrassing! Ireland was picked out especially to host the man's comeback gig and we drop him like a hot stone #garthbrookscrokepark— Síofra Pratt (@sioffy) July 8, 2014
Never under estimate the power of a small group of grumpy complaining oul wans. #GarthBrooks— Dara Quilty (@daraquilty) July 8, 2014
Does #GarthBrooks find himself as Ireland's new national scapegoat, following in the footsteps of Thierry Henry?— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) July 8, 2014