Iggy Azalea Cancels ‘The Great Escape’ Tour, Promises New Dates In 2016
UPDATE: Iggy Azalea confirmed last night (May 29) that she cancelled The Great Escape tour, though she is still performing select festival dates this year. See the original post and her Twitter statement below.
Iggy Azalea has racked up three hits on the Billboard Hot 100 this year (“Go Hard Or Go Gome,” “Trouble” and “Pretty Girls”) and recently took home a trio of Billboard Music Awards. That would be a banner year for most artists, so why does it feel like the Australian rapper is in the midst of an early-career slump? It could have something to do with her first arena tour being canned today (May 29) — a couple of months after it was rescheduled due to creative differences.
“The Iggy Azalea Great Escape Tour scheduled for this fall has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase,” an email sent to ticket-holders reads. “There will be a new tour planned around Iggy’s new record to be released in 2016 and we apologize for any inconvenience.” The cancellation of the tour isn’t exactly surprising (it was always going to be a hard sell without the involvement of original tourmates Nick Jonas and Tinashe), but the tidbit about her sophomore LP dropping in 2016 is.
The femcee has been working on her second album for months and hinted a 2015 release date on Twitter. If the tour cancellation statement is correct, it looks like the whole project has been pushed back. Not that postponing the LP is necessarily a bad thing. A rest and a bit (ok, a lot) of good PR would go a long way in kickstarting the once ferocious Iggy juggernaut.
As u may know, the tour is cancelled. I’m so sad and sorry to let my fans down…we’ll be back out on the road when the next album is done.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) May 29, 2015
The cancellations don’t include Pittsburgh Pride, Ottawa Bluesfest, Québec Summer Festival, or Washington State Fair. Still coming to those!
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) May 30, 2015
Are you surprised by Iggy canceling her tour or not? Let us know in the comments.
[Via Just Jared].
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