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Index – Abroad – Elton John’s concert is canceled at the last minute

Index – Abroad – Elton John’s concert is canceled at the last minute

The city’s mayor, Wayne Brown, justified providing it with the severe damage caused by severe weather, saving residents and disturbances caused by floods, and added that emergency services also need to be strengthened in case of emergency. The Auckland Disaster Management Authority made a post on Twitter that the northern, northwest and western parts of the city were worst affected by the floods, and warned that the situation was expected to get worse.

Residents in flood-prone areas have been advised to prepare to evacuate if they have not already done so, and have been told that an evacuation center has opened in West Auckland. Due to the floods, the main roads also became impassable and huge traffic jams formed on the highways, so the police asked the public not to drive their own cars if possible.

Domestic and international traffic has been halted at Auckland Airport. According to the photos posted on social media, the departure side of the international terminal was submerged in water due to flooding. Due to inclement weather, British singer Elton John’s concert announced on Friday in the city was canceled despite an expected 40,000 fans.

The singer’s concert was canceled at the last moment, and the fans waiting in the rain answered him with whistles. the Herald According to reports, the severe weather made getting to the stadium more difficult as fans had to go through huge puddles and flash floods. The crowd was eventually led out of the stadium and told to follow the staff’s instructions.

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In a statement released by the organizers, Elton John wrote that the concert was not canceled sooner because the weather forecast was not entirely convincing, and in the end they had to cancel the performance in accordance with the decision of the local disaster management.

I feel sorry for those who made it to the stadium only to leave it again. I really feel their disappointment and frustration. It was never my intention to disappoint my fans

– said Elton John, adding that they are cooperating with local authorities and will inform the public as soon as possible about the second concert the next day.

Elton John kicked off his world tour in September 2018 Farewell tourwhich was stopped by the coronavirus epidemic, then A due to surgery It has been pushed back to 2023 Farewell yellow brick road European and UK shows for his planned tour in 2021.

(Cover photo: Rob Ball/WireImage)