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"Fancy" star Iggy Azalea coming Oct. 17 for U of M homecoming concert

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Concert news Updated: August 28, 2014 - 11:54 AM
Iggy Azalea performs on NBC's "Today" show earlier this month in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Iggy Azalea performs on NBC's "Today" show earlier this month in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

An impressive recruitment tantamount to the Gopher football team landing the next Johnny Manziel for its quarterback – a cocky rising mega-star who’s untested and has people talking -- the University of Minnesota has confirmed rocketing Australian pop-rapper Iggy Azalea for its annual homecoming concert Oct. 17 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 9 at $20-$25 for students and $40-$50 for everyone else via MyGopherSports.com. Ohio pop-rock quartet Walk the Moon of "Anna Sun" semi-fame will open.

After her club banger “Fancy” spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart on its way to being the unofficial summer jam of 2014, Azalea has been working away across American and European festivals with mixed results. Rolling Stone named her set at Lollapalooza in Chicago earlier this month “best time to puke,” saying she “tossed out her songs for the audience to consume without much exuberance.” Here’s a video below of her delivering her big hit at the Hot 97 Summer Jam in New York (F-bomb warning!).

This will be the 24-year-old Sydney native’s Twin Cities debut and the second big concert of the year at TCF Bank Stadium, after the MLB All-Star Game concert with Imagine Dragons and Atmosphere in July. Like that show, only about half the stadium will be used for seating. Atmosphere was also a headliner for one of the prior homecoming concerts, company that also includes Passion Pit and B.O.B.

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