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Iggy Azalea cancels tour

Published 29/05/2015

Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea has called off her The Great Escape Tour, which was meant to commence this fall.

The 24-year-old Black Widow rapper was scheduled to commence her second headlining concert series this fall.

But The Great Escape Tour will not be happening and fans were notified of its cancellation via email on Friday.

“The Iggy Azalea Great Escape Tour scheduled for this fall has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase,” the email statement reads. “There will be a new tour planned around Iggy‘s new record to be released in 2016 and we apologise for any inconvenience.”

Back in March Iggy’s record label Def Jam announced The Great Escape Tour, which was originally supposed to launch this spring, had been rescheduled to kick off in the fall.

Around the same time as her postponement announcement, Iggy discussed the reason behind the delay.

"It is bumped back because I am a psychopath," she revealed during an interview with AMP 97.1 radio station. “It's my first arena tour so it's a big undertaking and I'm doing a lot of the creative direction… we're doing a custom stage and custom build… when you're building a stage and things like that, you do it about six months in advance.”

Iggy also noted she and her production crew hadn’t even started work on some crucial elements of the show.

“My tour would've been April, we have not started building,” she explained. “That is not six months, that is very tight, and so to get this stage kind of done in time I would be making a lot of sacrifices and cuts and changes and compromises would have to be made to get this thing done in time. So I really considered what do I want to do: keep and honour the tickets and this date for fans but not the show I'd envisioned or kind of promised them, a lesser version of it with maybe not so many people like jumping out of the ceilings and flying all over the place, or do I want to move it and have the absolute best show, the show that I envisioned, and obviously I've chosen to move it."

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