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Iggy Azalea cancels tour, including at Target Center

Iggy Azalea performed at TCF Bank Stadium for the Gophers' homecoming concert last October. / Kyndell Harkness, Star Tribune

Iggy Azalea performed at TCF Bank Stadium for the Gophers' homecoming concert last October. / Kyndell Harkness, Star Tribune

Oops, she did it again. After postponing her April show at Target Center along with the rest of her tour, Iggy Azalea is now calling off the make-up dates, too -- and this time it’s for good.

The “Fancy” hitmaker, who rescheduled Oct. 1 for the Minneapolis arena, apologized to fans via Twitter and promised, “We'll be back out on the road when the next album is done."

The excuse she and her handlers gave for the postponement this spring was “production delays.” They didn’t even bother with an excuse this time. An email sent to ticketholders read, “The Iggy Azalea Great Escape Tour scheduled for this fall has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase. There will be a new tour planned around Iggy’s new record to be released in 2016 and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

It’s been a less-than-ideal year for the 24-year-old Aussie rapper/singer. Her single with Britney Spears, “Pretty Girls,” fizzled on the charts and radio. And her win at the Billboard Music Awards for best rap song (“Fancy”) turned into backlash over whether she qualifies as a rap act. As if those BMAs carry a lot of weight in the first place.

Tickets for the Target Center show will be refunded at point of purchase.

Hear Sean Anonymous' 'Big Bang' with Lizzo and P.O.S.

Photo by Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Photo by Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Fresh off his crowd-surfing performance in the Fifth Element tent at last weekend’s Soundset, Sean Anonymous went straight into raising the promotional tent for his new album with beatmaker partner Dimitry Kilstorm this week. The first single, “Big Bang,” shows how much the scrawny, thorny, wiry wordsmith rapper means business this time. The jaggedly explosive track features his longtime pal Lizzo channeling Carly Simon in one fiery verse and their mutual motivator, P.O.S., on another. Hear the stellar results below, or click here to hear it via Soundcloud.

A road hound over the past couple years, Sean has been playing everywhere from the Warped Tour to countless Upper Midwest headlining gigs (including a First Ave set in January). He’s been working toward the release of “Better Days,” the album due to land June 23. Other guests on the record include California indie-rap veterans Aceyalone and Del the Funky Homosapien, plus Haphduzn, Phillip Morris and Wordsworth.

To mark its release, he’s putting on a two-night mini-fest of sorts July 17-18 in 7th Street Entry with guests including Haphduzn, Manchita, Big Zach, Mike the Martyr and Milwaukee’s Klassic, plus hosts MaLLy and Muja Messiah (click here for tickets).

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