The second Elton John concert scheduled tonight at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland has been cancelled due to worsening weather conditions.
Concert promoters Frontier Touring posted to their Facebook page the following message.
The post reads:
"It is with a very heavy heart that both Elton John concerts at Mt Smart Stadium must be cancelled. Weather conditions at the stadium drastically worsened across the upper North Island last night leaving promoters, Chugg Entertainment, AEG Presents and Frontier Touring with no possible option but to stop Friday’s show from going ahead.
Auckland was subsequently declared to be in a state of emergency and we are now forced to cancel tonight’s show at Mt Smart Stadium. Promoters, emergency services and venue staff have deemed the event as unsafe due to surrounding flooding and continued disruptions to roads and patron safety across the city.
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Elton John is deeply saddened by the cancellation of his last New Zealand shows on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour:
"Following the instruction of the emergency services, we have no option but to cancel tonight’s show in Auckland.
Two years ago, I was devastated to have to reschedule my final New Zealand shows and was committed to fulfilling my promise of returning to say a final farewell. This is a very difficult decision which doesn’t come lightly and I’m so sorry to all my fans who bought tickets. Cancelling shows is always the very last resort but we have to think of my team, the venue staff and fan safety.
Vendors will be in touch regarding refunds and in the meantime my thoughts are with everyone in Auckland during this extreme weather. Please stay safe.
Elton, his team, Chugg Entertainment, AEG Presents and Frontier Touring extend their deepest sympathies to those that have been effected by this devastating weather event. Our thoughts are with those that have lost loved ones in this terrible time.."