Why Did Iggy Azalea Cancel Her Arena Tour?
In March, Iggy Azalea announced that her Great Escape tour, slated to begin in April, would be postponed until September. At the time, production delays were said to be the cause for postponing the tour. Iggy Azalea also cited her perfectionism as a key factor in the decision to put the tour off for five months, according to the New York Times.
“It is bumped back because I am a psychopath — it’s my first arena tour, so it’s a big undertaking and I’m doing a lot of the creative direction. It’s tough when it’s your first time working on an arena situation.”
Iggz HQ: The tour getting pushed back only means that it’ll be way more amazing than it would’ve been in April. Good things take time.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) March 10, 2015
Now, Iggy Azalea has canceled the arena tour altogether. What led to this decision? This is assuredly a huge blow to Iggy Azalea’s fans, especially those who already have tickets to see Iggy. All tickets will be refunded at the place of purchase, but leaving fans with such a disappointment is certainly not a professional move. Those who have already purchased tickets for the Iggy Azalea Great Escape tour were notified of the cancellation through an email, which stated the following.
“The Iggy Azalea Great Escape Tour scheduled for this fall has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase. There will be a new tour planned around Iggy’s new record to be released in 2016 and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
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
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) May 30, 2015
In a related report by the Inquisitr, there is speculation that Iggy Azalea decided to cancel the arena tour due to low ticket sales. Following the recent flop by her new song “Pretty Girls,” which Azalea did in conjunction with Britney Spears, ticket sales dropped. The song debuted at number 29 on the top 100 charts, and has since fallen to 39.
Defamer blogger Jay Hathaway said that Iggy Azalea’s concert ticket sales, at least for the Los Angeles location, had completely tanked.
“That’s a half-full Staples Center, and tickets had been on sale for more than 3 months.”
What do you think? Did Iggy Azalea cancel her concert because ticket sales were so low? Share your opinion about the Iggy Azalea tour cancellation with us.
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