International female rap sensation Iggy Azalea’s long-awaited debut album THE NEW CLASSIC will arrive in stores April 22nd on Grand Hustle/Island Def Jam, one day before she kicks off “The Hip Hop Outbreak 2014 Tour,” presented by Monster Energy, Idol Roc Entertainment and Live Nation. The 15-city North American tour of the U.S. and Canada opens April 23rd at House of Blues in Boston, and wraps up one month later on May 22nd, at Neptune in Seattle. (See tour dates below.)
The iTunes pre-order for THE NEW CLASSIC has launched today, March 10th, and includes the Instant Grat Track “Fancy” featuring Charlie XCX. The Director X-helmed video for “Fancy” exploded last week on VEVO (http://vevo.ly/dIx8gw) and has already been viewed 5 million times since its launch.
Iggy Azalea - Fancy (Feat. Charli XCX) - http://vevo.ly/dIx8gw
Directed by Julien Christian Lutz
Iggy is set to perform in Austin, Texas at the 10th annual mtvU Woodie Awards - where Iggy’s “Bounce” is nominated for Best Video - airing Sunday night, March 16th. On Monday, March 17th, Iggy and Charlie XCX will perform “Fancy” on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. On April 22nd, Iggy will perform on ABC’s Good Morning America.
The deluxe version of THE NEW CLASSIC, one of the most hotly anticipated debuts of 2014, will contain all four advance singles released by Iggy Azalea during the course of 2013 and 2014:
- “Work” (Top 5 smash on Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, whose video directed by Jonas & Francois has topped 30 million YouTube views);
- “Bounce” (whose Bollywood-flavored video, directed by BRTHR Films, has topped 11 million YouTube views);
- “Change Your Life” featuring T.I. (Iggy’s first video with her mentor T.I., directed by Jonas & Francois, with YouTube views topping 14 million); and
- “Fancy” featuring Charlie XCX (released February 17th).
“The Hip Hop Outbreak 2014 Tour” is Iggy’s third major outing in six months. She spent three weeks in her native Australia (and New Zealand) opening in six cities on “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” with Beyoncé, during October-November 2013. Iggy’s first major North American tour immediately followed, playing 19-cities through November-December.
Nominated as an “Artist To Watch” at the MTV VMAs, 23-year old Iggy Azalea was also named a “FUSE Favorite” Artist, and was selected as a VEVO “Lift Artist.” She pulls no punches, citing broken dreams and bad deals, until (as she rapped in the autobiographical “Work”), “slept cold on the floor recording/ at 4 in the morning,” she finally got aboard her spaceship into the music industry that now embraces her. With the arrival of THE NEW CLASSIC, Iggy declares, “This dream is all that I need/ cause it's all that I ever had.”
MONSTER ENERGY, IDOL ROC ENTERTAINMENT AND LIVE NATION PRESENT “THE HIP HOP OUTBREAK 2014 TOUR”
FEATURING IGGY AZALEA
Date City Venue
April 23 Boston, MA House of Blues
24 Montreal, Que. Telus Theater
25 Toronto, Ont. Danforth Music Hall
26 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
27 Chicago, IL House of Blues
May 2 Washington, DC The Fillmore Silver Spring
3 Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts
4 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg –
(Steve Madden free ticketed show
5 New York, NY Irving Plaza
7 Atlanta, GA Centerstage
16 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
17 San Diego, CA House of Blues
18 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
21 Vancouver, B.C. Commodore Ballroom
22 Seattle, WA Neptune