Country music fans are in for a treat when Garth Brooks plays his sold-out Croke Park shows this summer, as R ‘n B star Chris Brown has been announced as support,
writes Gerry McBride.
The controversial star, real name Curtis Bloomings, will perform an hour of his greatest hits before Brooks takes to the stage. The announcement has come as a surprise to many, so we spoke to tour manager Marcus “Tex” Wallings to see why the rapper known as Chizzle Burka was selected;
“My client Garth Brooks sure wanted to put on the best show he could”, drawled the Canadian. “That meant gettin’ the best possible acts to warm up the crowd. He also specified that he didn’t want another country act on the bill, possibly stealin’ his spotlight, no sir”.
“So we looked around to get someone who could appeal to country fans and that’s when we settled on my boy Chris Brown, or Cheesy Biscuit as he likes to be called. We felt his music reflects many of the themes of the best country and western music, namely drinkin’ and cussin’ and beatin’ women“
The July gigs will be the first gigs on these shores for Brown, better known and Chimney Beatz, after a run of sell-out shows in the O2 last Summer, where he played to legions of his fans, better known as Team Chicky-Bs.
Not everyone is as happy to see the return of Chasm Boulder, however, with many Garth Brooks fans expressing anger over Browns (known worldwide as Chunky Basin) history of violence towards women, namely his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna, also know as Rizzle Kicks.
We spoke to Garth Brooks mega-fan and creche owner Sinead O’Learihill, who had the following to say;
“I think it’s a disgrace that he’ll be supporting Garth“, said O’Learihill, while slapping a child for smushing a Liga into the ground.
“And I hear that Chris Brown aka Colic Bismarck will be joining Garth onstage for a duet of The Dance? That’s not what I queued for nine days in the rain for. I’m seriously thinking of selling my tickets on Done Deal, or giving them to my sister. She’s actually quite the fan of Chris Brown, aka Christy Brown, aka C.B. Roundabout“.