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Iggy Azalea cancels tour, will still play summer festivals

Iggy Azalea, pictured in May 2015. Jason Merritt / Getty Images

TORONTO — Iggy Azalea has pulled the plug on her upcoming tour — but said she will still perform at two Canadian music festivals this summer.

The 24-year-old Australian rap star tweeted Friday that The Great Escape Tour is cancelled.

“I’m so sad and sorry to let my fans down,” she wrote. “We’ll be back out on the road when the next album is done.”

The tour, which was supposed to kick off in San Diego on Sept. 18, included an Oct. 8 date in Toronto.

“Refunds are available at point of purchase,” read a statement. “There will be a new tour planned around Iggy’s new record to be released in 2016 and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

Azalea said appearances at the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa on July 11 and the Festival d’été de Québec in Quebec City on July 12 — as well as performances at Pittsburgh Pride on June 13 and the Washington State Fair on Sept. 22 — will go on as planned.

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The Great Escape Tour was originally scheduled to begin in April but Azalea bumped it to the fall, citing production issues.

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