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Crowded House cancels outdoor show in Wodonga as flood damage causes a crowd safety risk

The flooding in regional Victoria has forced Crowded House to cancel its outdoor concert scheduled for Wodonga this Sunday.

The rock band is currently in the middle of an Australian tour promoting the new album Dreamers are Waiting.

Poor weather forecast for the weekend, and storm damage sustained in the area,  contributed to the group pulling the plug, reports Rolling Stone.

The flooding in regional Victoria has forced Crowded House (pictured) to cancel its outdoor concert scheduled for Wodonga this Sunday

The flooding in regional Victoria has forced Crowded House (pictured) to cancel its outdoor concert scheduled for Wodonga this Sunday 

‘The safety and well being of our patrons, staff, and performers is paramount to us,’ Live Nation said in a statement.

‘With [the] current conditions… we have made the extremely difficult decision not to proceed.’ 

An alternative location to the Gateway Lakes outdoor venue was unable to be found at short notice.

Tickets will be refunded, the band’s management said.

‘Crowded House are very disappointed to have to cancel our show in Wodonga due to weather conditions and risks to the safety and well being of our audience,’ a statement read.

‘We were very much looking forward to being in the beautiful Gateway Lakes to do  some singing and carousing with you all.

‘However, we must take notice of the best advice from local sources.’

'Crowded House are very disappointed to have to cancel our show in Wodonga due to weather conditions and risks to the safety and well being of our audience,' a statement read

‘Crowded House are very disappointed to have to cancel our show in Wodonga due to weather conditions and risks to the safety and well being of our audience,’ a statement read 

It follows an earlier postponement of the Dreamers are Waiting tour.

The band had to cancel four shows in April, after singer Neil Finn tested positive to Covid-19 and went into self-isolation.

Crowded House will play in Canberra on Friday, followed by shows in the Hunter Valley, Tamworth, Geelong and Melbourne.

Crowded House will play in Canberra on Friday, followed by shows in the Hunter Valley, Tamworth, Geelong and Melbourne

Crowded House will play in Canberra on Friday, followed by shows in the Hunter Valley, Tamworth, Geelong and Melbourne 

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