AceShowbiz - Fans were left disappointed earlier this week after they found out the entire dates on %cIggy Azalea%'s "The Great Escape" tour were postponed. Some reports emerging following the announcement suggested that the decision was made due to low ticket sales.
Iggy has now opened up about the real reason behind the delay. During an interview on 97.1 AMP Radio, the Australian femcee explained that she needed more time to make preparations for the upcoming shows because she didn't want to have "an average tour with a normal stage."
"It is bumped back because I am a psychopath," she said. "It's my first arena tour so it's a big undertaking and I'm doing a lot of the creative direction, which I do for everything... So it's tough when it's your first time working on an arena situation."
She went on blaming the delay on a custom stage that she and her team hadn't started building. "When you're building a stage and things like that, you do it about six months in advance. My tour would have been April; we have not started building - that is not six months, that is very tight," she continued. "So to get this stage done in time, I would be making a lot of sacrifices and cuts and changes and compromises would have had to be made to get this thing done in time."
On why she insisted to use that stage, she explained, "I don't want to have an average tour with a normal stage and this kind of thing. I want people to come and really feel they got their money's worth... and they want to come back and tell their friends about it. So that's the risk that I took and I hope people can still come."
Iggy's tour that's originally scheduled to be kicked off in April will now start on September 18 in San Diego, CA and conclude on October 27 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. %cNick Jonas% and %cTinashe% who were tapped to serve as her supporting acts are no longer expected to join her at the rescheduled dates.