Iggy Azalea Blazes a Trail For the Can’t-Miss The Great Escape Tour

(December 15, 2014) – After igniting a twitte 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, 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, December 15th at 9am local through Thursday, December 18th at 9pm local.

The public on-sale begins Friday, December 19 at 9:00 am 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 4x 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 4x 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
Date City Venue
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. Who Jonas is now is 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 by 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.

About Tinashe
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, 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.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld , Shania Twain , Rod Stewart and Reba, Brooks & Dunn opening June 2015 and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com