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A volcano can be termed “unforeseen circumstances”, right?

I’d say there are a fair few promoters biting their nails at the moment with the airports closed for the rest of the day at least due to that volcano in Iceland. With the Trinity Ball on tomorrow night and …

Thu, Apr 15, 2010, 14:26

   

I’d say there are a fair few promoters biting their nails at the moment with the airports closed for the rest of the day at least due to that volcano in Iceland. With the Trinity Ball on tomorrow night and Whitney Houston due to begin a run of shows at the O2 at the weekend, there will be some frayed nerves out there.

There were a few people giving out yards about Houston on Liveline earlier and, in what must be a first even for Ireland, seeking a refund before the singer takes to the stage. They were looking for their money back based on the reviews of her tour to date (though some reviewers seemed to have been at a different show). However, they may not get a chance to wince at the state of her voice if she can’t get into the country and we’re all happily spared a repeat of that clip Joe played from one of her shows this week. It’s at times like this that event cancellation insurance policies are a promoter’s best friend. Stay tuned, sports fans.