7.30.2015

K. Michelle and Azealia Banks Cancel Joint Tour

The show won’t go on. K. Michelle and Azealia Banks’ joint tour is over before it began.

Azealia took to Twitter to share the bad news. She didn’t explain why the tour was canceled, only saying that she received an email from K. Michelle’s team saying that she was “unavailable this fall.”

This would have been Azealia’s first U.S. tour. She is currently trying to reschedule some of the shows as solo dates.

K. Michelle shed some more light on the failed outing in a lengthy note on Instagram. She blamed it on overworking herself and shot down rumors that there was bad blood between her and Azealia. She also claims the cancelation was not due to poor ticket sales.

Hey Rebels! To say I am crushed is an understatement. I try my best to push myself over the limit and if you don't listen to your body it will make you listen. While currently filming numerous television shows, readying my businesses and working on my new album, I simply cannot overexert myself anymore than I already am. So it is with a broken heart, I have to postpone the tour with me and @AzealiaBanks at this time. Before the negativity and assumptions from naysayers and media outlets begins, I'd like for everyone to know the truth. First, there is absolutely no drama between me and Azealia. We have a mutual respect for each other as women and artists. I can't wait to get in the studio with her and for you all to hear what she's been working on. Secondly, it wasn't low ticket sales. Due to such an overwhelming response with this tour there have been conversations about adding a second show in various cities. Above all, my fans mean the world to me and the last thing that I want to do is disappoint. I want to thank all of you for having my back and supporting me throughout the good and the bad. I can't wait for all of you to see what's in store and hear this new music! All tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded and I'll see you guys at the top next year! New album. New tour. ❤️ -K. Michelle

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The 20-date North American trek was set to kick off Sept. 15 in Indianapolis and wrap Oct. 15 in Los Angeles.