After igniting a Twitter frenzy, the official dates have been announced for Grammy-nominated Iggy Azalea’s The Great Escape Tour, presented by AEG Live. Joining Azalea on tour is multi-talented recording artist and actor, Nick Jonas, as special guest. Also joining as support acts are R&B/hip-hop favorites, Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd. One of the most highly-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, Chicago and Orlando’s Amway Center on Friday, May 15. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 19 at 10 a.m.
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in the U.S. before the general public beginning Monday, December 15 at 9 a.m. – throughThursday, December 18 at 9 p.m. EST. There are also various levels of Platinum and VIP Packages, which include premium tickets plus exclusive autographed items.
After years of honing her signature style on hip-hop’s underground circuit, 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. Azalea is the first international female rapper to reach number one on both Billboard’s 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 number one song by a female rapper, also making Azalea the first artist since The Beatles to rank at number one and number two simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 hits. “Fancy” stormed the charts this year sitting at number one for seven consecutive weeks. It’s currently certified four times-platinum and 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. Azalea was also featured on Ariana Grande’s certified four times-platinum Billboard Top 40 number one smash, “Problem,” which won “Best Pop Video” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Azalea’s new single, “Black Widow,” featuring Rita Ora, has already gone double-platinum and reached number one on Billboard’s Top 40 Airplay Chart.
In addition to her recent Grammy® nominations, Azalea 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 VMAs, 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.
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 is a 22-year-old, multi-talented artist stepping out on his own and reinventing 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 latest album via Island Records. The album’s first single and radio hit, “Jealous”, penned by Jonas and co-written by with Nolan Lambroza and Simon Wilcox is currently the number one most added song on 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 premiered on DirecTV’s Audience Network last October. Jonas plays an MMA prize fighter who holds his cards close to his chest. Last 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.
Tinashe is a stunning 21-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and performer radiating 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 mix tapes, including 2012’s, “In Case We Die” and “Reverie” and 2013’s, “Black Water.” Tinashe released her debut studio album, “Aquarius” onOctober 7 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 number one 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 festivals. She is currently on a club run that hits New York, DC, 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 US, Australia, London and Germany.
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