Iggy Azalea Blazes a Trail
For the Cant-Miss
The Great Escape Tour
After igniting a twitter frenzy following her arena tour announcement, the official dates for Grammy-nominated Iggy Azaleas The Great Escape Tour, presented by AEG Live, have been announced. One of the most-anticipated tours of the year, the Great Escape Tour will travel across North America, beginning April 14 in Fresno, CA and make stops in Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Toronto, and Chicago before wrapping in Austin, TX on May 24. Joining Iggy on tour will be multi-talented recording artist and actor, Nick Jonas as special guest. In addition, also joining as support acts are R&B/Hip-Hop favorites Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd.
After years of honing her signature style on hip-hops underground circuit, Iggy Azalea burst onto the charts with her critically acclaimed debut album, The New Classic, and emerged as the breakout story of 2014, with one of the years most-streamed albums globally. Iggy is the first international female rapper to reach number one on both the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Album Charts, and has been nominated for four prestigious 2015 Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Fancy featuring Charlie XCX. Fancy broke airplay records and made history as the longest-leading #1 by a female rapper, also making Iggy the first artist since The Beatles to rank at #1 and #2 simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 hits. Fancy stormed the charts this year sitting at #1 for seven consecutive weeks, is currently certified 4x times platinum, was named Billboards 2014 Song of the Summer, iTunes Best Song of 2014, the years most-streamed song on Spotify, and the most-watched music video on VEVO. Iggy was also featured on Ariana Grandes certified 4x platinum Billboard Top 40 #1 smash, Problem, which won Best Pop Video at the 2014 MTV VMAs. Iggys new single, Black Widow, featuring Rita Ora, has already gone double platinum and reached #1 on Billboards Top 40 Airplay Chart.
In addition to her recent Grammy nominations, Iggy has been nominated for six American Music Awards and won both this years favorite Rap/Hip-Hop artist and favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album, nine MTV Video Music Awards, was Billboards Women in Music 2014 Chart Topper, and countless other awards and accolades. She has performed on the biggest stages on TV, including Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Ellen and more.