Iggy Azalea has announced the cancellation of her 21-city US arena tour.
Iggy Azalea has announced the cancellation of her 21-city US arena tour. Owen Sweeney

Iggy Azalea leaves thousands of US fans disappointed

THE announcement that Mullumbimby rap star Iggy Azalea's long-awaited Great Escape Tour has been cancelled has left thousands of US fans disappointed.

The tour was scheduled to hit 21 cities across North America over two months, starting in San Diego on September 18 and finishing up in Arizona on October 27.

A statement read: "The Iggy Azalea Great Escape Tour scheduled for this fall (autumn) 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 apologise for any inconvenience."

Iggy later apologised to her fans in a tweet.

"As u may know, the tour is cancelled," Iggy tweeted. "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."

She said the cancellations wouldn't include her festival appearances at Pittsburgh Pride, Ottawa Bluesfest, Quebec Summer Festival or the Washington State Fair.

In a radio interview, Iggy said the tour had been bumped back because she is a "psychopath".

"It is bumped back because I am a psychopath," she said. "It is my first arena tour, so it's a big undertaking and I'm doing a lot of the creative direction, which I do for everything. It's tough when it's your first time working on an arena situation."

The cancellation comes less than three months after the tour was rescheduled from its original start date on April 14, 2015, to September 18, 2015 due to "production delays".

Several reports said Iggy's initial tour delay came as a result of a fall-out with her management team.

However, her record label, Def Jam Recordings, dismissed the claims saying "It's important to Iggy that she delivers the show she envisaged to share with her fans and that requires more time in development… There's no truth to the rumour that there's any conflict between her and her management."



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