Menu
Entertainment

Mullum rapper Iggy Azalea pulls out of Beyonce Sydney gigs

A still from Mullumbimby rapper Iggy Azalea's new music video Change Your Life.
A still from Mullumbimby rapper Iggy Azalea's new music video Change Your Life.

AFTER already announcing she would not be joining Beyonce on the New Zealand leg of her world tour, support act Iggy Azalea has also pulled out of most of Beyonce's Mrs Carter World Tour shows in Sydney.

The Mullumbimby-born artist, who announced on Twitter earlier this month she would be supporting Beyonce in Australia, will be replaced by another Far North Coast export, Stan Walker.

It was announced in a press release from one of Beyonce's promoters Live Nation Entertainment on Wednesday that Ms Azalea would not be joining Beyonce for many of her Sydney shows due to "an unforeseen international scheduling conflict".

Ms Azalea - whose real name is Amethyst Kelly - rose to stardom in the USA after she left Mullumbimby at the age of 15 to find fame in the international hip-hop world.

The only Sydney show she will perform with Beyonce will be at the Allphones Arena on November 3.Stan Walker will join the Single Ladies artist in all other Sydney shows on October 31 and November 1 and 2 before Ms Azalea rejoins the tour for the Adelaide and Perth legs.

Stan Walker will perform at the Xstrata Cyclone Relief Concert North Queensland on April 9 at Tony Ireland Stadium, for victims of cyclone Yasi.
Stan Walker will perform at the Xstrata Cyclone Relief Concert North Queensland on April 9 at Tony Ireland Stadium, for victims of cyclone Yasi. Contributed

Mr Walker, who is originally from the Northern Rivers, rose to stardom after winning Australian Idol in 2009.

The ex-Byron High student has since toured with Akon, Jay Sean, Ciara and Travie McCoy.

The Australian leg of the Mrs Carter World Tour will begin in Melbourne next week before heading to Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

The tour has been touted as Beyonce's best show yet, incorporating special effects and a light show. AndBeyonce will partner with child protection charity, BarnardosAustralia when she is down under.

The #BeyGood campaign which will feature throughout the Australian leg of the tour encourages people to "be kind and charitable".

Each concert venue will have a mobile donation centre for fans to donate to the charity. Fans are also encouraged to bring clothing to the concerts to donate to Barnardos.

Topics:  beyonce iggy azalea



Land values skyrocket in industrial part of coastal town

Aerial photo of Byron Bay. File photo.

Strong demand has seen land values double in 12 months

PHOTOS: Milk delivery truck roll-over

Photo from a tuck roll-over near the Caniaba turn off from the Bruxner Highway, south of Lismore.

NSW Police said the truck lost control before it tipped on its side.

This weekend's Northern Rivers markets list

Craft and locally made products are a big part of each market every weekend on the Northern Rivers.

Where to get fresh coffee and local produce from

Local Partners

Ed Sheeran engaged to high school crush

ED SHEERAN has revealed in a sweet Instagram post that he popped the question to his girlfriend last year.

Isla Fisher nostalgic about her time on Home and Away

Isla Fisher says she keeps in touch with Kate Ritchie and Tempany Deckert from Home and Away. Picture: Instagram

Isla Fisher with Kate Ritchie and Tempany Deckert on Home and Away

What's on the small screen this week

Georgie Gardner will join Karl Stefanovic as co-host of the Today show on Monday.

GEORGIE Gardner returns to Today and Ten celebrates Australia Day.

Tom Petty died of ‘accidental overdose’

Tom Petty performs onstage in 2016.

Autopsy reveals the cause of Tom Petty's death

Oprah Winfrey’s major moments

In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, Oprah Winfrey listens in the East Room of the White House in Washington, during a ceremony where President Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medals of Freedom.

Here are the biggest moments from Oprah’s unbelievable career.

First look: surprise Dundee reboot

Danny McBride stars as Mick Dundee’s son in the reboot.

A reboot of iconic Aussie film Crocodile Dundee has been revealed

Cooroy is where the Wild Things roam for body art festival

WILD THINGS: The Australian Body Art festival launched its 2018 theme of Wild Things. Artist Carleen Adorn works on Lisa Bingley.

Wild Things is the theme of the 2018 Australian Body Art Festival