Phish - Phish Axe Toronto Show Over Public Safety Fears
Rockers Phish cancelled their show in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday (09Jul13) due to "public safety issues" after a storm caused a power outage in the city.
The band was due to play at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, but heavy rain brought chaos to the area and prompted the group to postpone the gig until later this month (Jul13).
A post on the Phish website reads, "Due to insurmountable transportation and public safety issues resulting from the power outage in Toronto after severe downpours in the city, Phish's performance... at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre has been postponed. The show has been moved to Monday, July 22...
"Phish has been greatly looking forward to their first Toronto appearance in nearly 13 years. Everyone involved worked tirelessly throughout the day and exhausted all options, but ultimately, public safety had to come first. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause."
A number of concerts, by artists including Carly Rae Jepsen, Kiss and Bruno Mars, have been cancelled in Canada in recent weeks due to severe flooding.