Last Friday, ticket holders of Iggy Azalea’s Great Escape Tour received a statement via e-mail informing them of the event’s cancelation.
The statement from the female rapper read, “The Iggy Azalea Great Escape Tour scheduled for this fall (autumn) has been canceled 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.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) May 29, 2015
The Great Escape Tour was officially announced last year in December, 2014. Initially, the tour was set to begin on April 14 in Fresno, California. Nick Jonas and Tinashe were supposed to open the concert. These initial plans were canceled when Azalea pushed for a postponement in March. She decided that The Great Escape Tour would be moved to the fall.
Talking to 97.1 AMP, Azalea said, “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.”
Her statement was backed up by her representatives who, at that time, explained that the tour was postponed to accommodate the availability of the creative team and the tour production plans. Azalea’s reps said that it is “extremely important” to the rapper that she performs well in her tour.
“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,” one of the rapper’s representatives announced.
The first postponement has ignited a number of rumors regarding Azalea’s management team. According to some sources, the rapper’s tour was initally delayed due to a falling-out between her and her management team.
However, the representative of Azalea’s label, Def Jam Recordings, strongly denied the stories.
“There’s no truth to the rumor that there’s any conflict between her and her management,” they asserted.
Azalea’s representatives and the artist herself have refused to comment about the second postponement. Her representatives did not return any e-mail inquiries. The only thing that fans know as of the moment was that Azalea will be “back out on the road when the next album is done.”
The rapper’s The Great Escape Tour might be postponed, but Azalea’s fans can still catch her performances on her non-tour summer festival appearances.
On her Twitter account, Azalea posted, “The cancellations don’t include Pittsburgh Pride, Ottawa Bluesfest, Quebec Summer Festival, or Washington State Fair. Still coming to those.”
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
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