That kind of publicity is gold-dust to the man and he knows it. Even if the shows don't go ahead he'll be able to say that it's down Ireland's strange licensing laws. It won't be his fault and we'll probably see him shed a tear for his Irish fans, while pocketing the priceless publicity of his Irish fans wailing in pain.
So Garth's playing hardball – he's holding out for all five shows as scheduled in Croke Park. No changes whatsoever. The people demand it! These shows must go on!
And it's all over Garth Brooks. Crazy sure is fun to be around.