Iggy Azalea postpones entire spring tour


Sorry, fans, but Izzy Azalea isn’t quite ready for you.

Tour dates for the hip-hop star’s The Great Escape Tour, which was set to kick off April 14 with in Fresno, has been pushed to September. Nick Jonas, who was supposed to tour, is no longer part of the show.

All of the dates have been rescheduled “due to tour production delays,” says a statement from Def Jam, her record company.

“To accommodate for creative team availability and tour production plans, it was determined that the tour will not be ready this Spring. It is extremely important to Iggy that she delivers the show she envisaged to share with her fans and that requires more time in development.”

And Iggy promises it will be even better in the fall.

In an interview with GQ last month, Azalea said she was working hard on all the show details.

“I want everything to be right—everything, from the tour book to what someone wears. Even the right faces for the dancers, and their attitude. Everything is equally important. At the moment, I’m just trying to work on the initial stage design and making a stage that I feel like can engage with many people in an arena that big. So I’m doing something maybe not very traditional, and I’m working on that.”

Buzz bubbled up today, according to Billboard and The Wrap, that Azalea was refusing to work with her management and didn’t want to do the necessary promotion for the tour. Their response to the rumors was the statement of the tour’s postponement.

Tickets for the originally scheduled tour dates will be honored on their city’s rescheduled date.

Baltimore, Las Vegas and Sacramento shows will not be rescheduled. Ticket refunds for these shows will be made available at the original point of purchase.

Opening acts for the rescheduled tour will be announced shortly, replacing Jonas and supporting act Tinashé.

Here are the rescheduled The Great Escape tour dates:

Sept. 18: San Diego at Valley View Casino Center

Sept. 20: Fresno’s SaveMart Center

Sept. 24: Oakland’s Oracle Arena

Sept. 25: Los Angeles’s Staples Center

Sept. 29: Denver’s Pepsi Center

Oct. 1: Minneapolis’ Target Center

Oct. 2: Rosemont’s Allstate Arena

Oct. 3: Auburn Hills’ The Palace of Auburn Hills

Oct. 5: Washington’s Verizon Center

Oct. 6: Boston’s TD Garden

Oct. 8: Toronto’s Air Canada Centre

Oct. 10: Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center

Oct.11: Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

Oct. 12: Newark’s Prudential Center

Oct. 15: Atlanta’s Philips Arena

Saturday, Oct. 17 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena

Sunday, Oct. 18 Orlando, FL Amway Center

Thursday, Oct. 22 Houston, TX Toyota Center

Friday, Oct. 23 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

Sunday, Oct. 25 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

Tuesday, Oct. 27 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena