Azealia Banks Cancels Electric Factory Show
Always-controversial hip-hop star Azealia Banks has put the kibosh on her upcoming eight-city tour that was to begin next week at Philly’s Electric Factory. She tweeted to her fans that she’s “very busy at work,” and that their “coins will be refunded.”
Hi guys, I'm very busy at work. Your coins will be refunded and I will be back in January. NYC, I'll see u on the 19th. XO – AB
— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) November 9, 2015
If you did have tickets, you probably expected this. Canceling shows is kind of Banks’s thing. Last year, she canceled a U.S. summer tour to promote her 2014 album, Broke With Expensive Taste. And in June of this year, she nixed a performance at the Glastonbury Festival due to vocal rest.
The news of the most current cancelation comes on the heels of a criminal investigation into whether or not she attacked a bouncer at an L.A. nightclub. TMZ reports that “Banks and her crew were partying at Break Room 86 in L.A. late last month when she allegedly became unruly and security told her to leave. As Banks approached the front door, security claims she tried pulling the fire alarm. A security guard grabbed Banks as she was messing with the fire control valves, and that’s when Banks and her crew jumped the guy.” There’s video of it here.
If you’re still dying to see her, she’s keeping one of the promised tour dates — in her hometown of New York on January 19th at Terminal 5.