CMU reports the following on Madonna's upcoming Irish gig.
The catholic community around Dublin's Slane Castle have expressed outrage at the news that Madonna will be performing there on a Sunday. The 29 Aug date is part of Madonna's up-coming European tour and will be the singer's only Irish date. However there are now calls for the concert to be cancelled, with some threatening to try to take the concert's promoters to court over the decision to stage the event on a Sunday.
Opposition comes from both local churchmen - who describe the scheduling of the event as "inconsiderate and insensitive" in a predominantly Catholic country - but also from more secular minded locals who fear unrest akin to that which occurred when Bob Dylan performed at the castle on a Sunday back in 1984.
However Slane Castle owner Lord Henry Mount Charles has defended his decision to schedule the concert on 29 Aug explaining that it was the only possible date in Madonna's schedule and adding: "I knew people would stir up memories of 1984, but this year Bob Dylan is playing in Galway on Sunday June 27. So if he can play there on a Sunday, I am puzzled why there is opposition to Madonna playing Slane on a Sunday."