After igniting a twitter frenzy following her arena tour announcement, the official dates for Grammy-nominated Iggy Azalea’s 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, Washington, D.C. 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.
American Express® card members can purchase tickets in the U.S. before the general public beginning Monday, Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. local through Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. local.
The public on-sale begins Friday, Dec. 19 at 9 a.m. local on AEGLive.com. There will also be various levels of Platinum and VIP Packages which will include premium tickets plus exclusive autographed items.
After years of honing her signature style on hip-hop’s 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 year’s 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 4-times platinum, was named Billboard’s 2014 Song of the Summer, iTunes Best Song of 2014, the year’s most-streamed song on Spotify, and the most-watched music video on VEVO. Iggy was also featured on Ariana Grande’s certified 4-times platinum Billboard Top 40 #1 smash, “Problem,” which won “Best Pop Video” at the 2014 MTV VMAs. Iggy’s new single, “Black Widow,” featuring Rita Ora, has already gone double platinum and reached #1 on Billboard’s Top 40 Airplay Chart.
In addition to her recent Grammy nominations, Iggy has been nominated for six American Music Awards and won both this year’s favorite Rap/Hip-Hop artist and favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album, nine MTV Video Music Awards, was Billboard’s 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.
The Great Escape North American Tour Dates
|Tuesday, April 14||Fresno, CA||Save Mart Center|
|Thursday, April 16||Sacramento, CA||Sleep Train Arena|
|Friday, April 17||Oakland, CA||The Oracle Arena|
|Sunday, April 19||Glendale, AZ||Gila River Arena|
|Tuesday, April 21||Los Angeles, CA||STAPLES Center|
|Thursday, April 23||San Diego, CA||Valley View Casino Center|
|Saturday, April 25||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|Monday, April 27||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|Thursday, April 30||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|Friday, May 1||Rosemont, IL||Allstate Arena|
|Saturday, May 2||Auburn Hills, MI||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|Sunday, May 3||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Wednesday, May 6||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|Thursday, May 7||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center|
|Friday, May 8||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|Sunday, May 10||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|Tuesday, May 12||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|Wednesday, May 13||Baltimore, MD||Royal Farms Arena|
|Friday, May 15||Orlando, FL||Amway Center|
|Saturday, May 16||Miami, FL||AmericanAirlines Arena|
|Tuesday, May 19||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|Friday, May 22||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|Saturday, May 23||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|Sunday, May 24||Austin, TX||Frank Erwin Center|
About Nick Jonas
Island Recording Artist, Nick Jonas announces himself as a brand-new musician on his newly released self-titled solo debut. Jonas is now a 22 year-old multi-talented artist stepping out on his own and re-inventing himself after achieving worldwide fame with The Jonas Brothers. The Grammy-nominated group sold 20 million albums and toured the globe several times over before calling it quits in October 2013. Its youngest member has lived a lot of life in those years and his experiences are reflected on his upcoming album due out on November 11 via Island Records. The album’s first single and radio hit, “Jealous”, penned by Jonas and co-written with Nolan Lambroza and Simon Wilcox is currently the #1 most added song at Top 40 Radio. Jonas attributes the album’s darker overtones partially to the fact that while he was recording, he was also shooting the gritty television show “Kingdom” — a mixed martial arts family drama that premieres on DirecTV’s Audience Network on October 8. Jonas plays an MMA prize fighter who holds his cards close to his chest. This September, Jonas embarked on a Club Tour in support of his album, and visited 12 cities across the United States and Canada including Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and New York.
The stunning 21 year-old singer, songwriter, producer and performer radiates a distinct and dynamic vision of R&B punctuated by hip-hop attitude and pop flavor with a DIY-or-die edge. Between 2012 and 2013, the captivating singer made a name for herself through a series of self-made mixtapes, including 2012’s In Case We Die and Reverie, and 2013’s Black Water. Tinashe released her debut studio album Aquarius on October 7th via RCA Records to unanimous critical acclaim, with everybody from The New York Times to Pitchfork, Vogue and beyond dubbing it a highly significant, genre-bending debut. Aquarius, which Tinashe co-produced, continues to receive attention across the board, appearing on many 2014 year-end best-of lists from The FADER to Complex and beyond. Tinashe’s breakout hit and the album’s first single, “2 On” featuring Schoolboy Q, sat at #1 on the Billboard Rhythmic Airplay Charts for four weeks straight, eventually being certified platinum and dubbed a song of the summer by many. Throughout 2014, Tinashe has taken her high-energy live show across the world, performing everywhere from SXSW to the iconic Reading and Leeds festival. She is currently on a club run that will hit New York, D.C., Boston, Detroit and Baltimore, and will next take her show across Europe and Australia at the top of 2015.
About DJ Wizz Kidd
Los Angeles native DJ Wizz Kidd has played all over the world working alongside Iggy Azalea as her official tour DJ. Prior to working with the Australian artist, Wizz Kidd toured with the Rej3ctz, the hip-hop crew responsible for 2011’s chart-topping dance anthem, “Cat Daddy.” Wizz Kidd has also had an array of solo endeavors in the United States, Australia, London and Germany.