Iggy Azalea: Why I Delayed Tour (LISTEN)
Iggy Azalea reveals why she decided to postpone her arena tour in a new AMP Radio interview with “Michelle & Booker.” There’s been a lot of speculation about the reasons behind the delay of Azalea’s upcoming live shows, and she set the record straight. Listen below.
“It is bumped back because I am a psychopath,” jokes Azalea. “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.” She explains that it usually takes about six months to build a custom stage, and there simply wasn’t enough time to plan the show she wanted.
Azalea says, “My tour would have been April; we have not started building — that is not 6 months, that is very tight. So to get this stage done in time, I would be making a lot of sacrifices and cuts and changes and compromises would have had to be made to get this thing done in time. And so I really considered what I do I want to do — keep and honor these dates for my fans, but [not have] the show that I envisioned and kind of promised them… Or do I want to move it and have the absolute best show, the show I envisioned. And obviously I’ve chose to move it.”
She insists it was all about fan experience. “I don’t want to have an average tour with a normal stage and this kind of thing,” says Azalea. “I want people to come and really feel they got their money’s worth… and they want to come back and tell their friends about it. So that’s the risk that I took and I hope people can still come.”
Azalea also talks about working on “Trouble” with Jennifer Hudson, and letting her management take over her social media postings. Listen to the full “Michelle & Booker” radio interview below, and tell us what you think.