Azealia Banks Cancels ‘Glastonbury’ Performance

Azealia Banks was forced to cancel her performance at Glastonbury citing she needed vocal rest. “Today I was put on vocal rest by my Doctor which is forcing me to cancel Glastonbury. You have no idea frustrated and sad this makes me because I love the UK and Glastonbury so much,” Banks told Billboard magazine. She continued,”You have all supported me from the early days and I was really looking forward to putting on an incredible show for you all- rain or shine.” Banks will be replaced by The Strypes, who will hit the stage on June 27th.

According to her schedule, Banks’ next show is on July 4th in Milan, Italy. The rapper did not reveal if she is going to have to cancel any more dates. Banks did state that she won’t go out onstage until she makes a full recovery. “Please know that as soon as I’m allowed to be onstage again, when I have a full bill of health, I will be back! I hope you understand and I look forward to seeing you all again soon,” the rapper explained. Banks’ remaining tour dates: July 7th in Calvi, France; July 9th and the 10th in Bilbao, Spain; July 11th in Lisbon, Portugal; July 24th in Sydney, Australia; July 25th in Byron Bay, Australia; July 26th in Saint Kilda, Australia; August 14th and 15th in Montreal, Canada; August 28th in Leeds, United Kingdom; August 29thin Reading, United Kingdom; August 30th in Leeds, United Kingdom; and October 17th in San Francisco, California.

The New York native made a name for herself with the release of her “212” (featuring Lazy Jay) single. The song became an instant hit online, and it sold an impressive 250,000 digital copies. “212” reached the singles charts from all around the world including Scotland, the UK, Netherlands, Europe, Belgium, and Australia. Banks has dropped two projects including 1991 (EP) and Broke With Expensive Taste. Her latest effort, Broke With Expensive Taste, peaked at Number 2 on the Top Rap Albums chart and the Independent Albums chart. It also reached Number 30 on the Billboard 200, and it impacted the charts in the Australia (Number 2), UK (Number 5), Ireland (Number 15), and Scotland (Number 58). The project was led by the singles “Yung Rapunxel,” “Heavy Metal and Reflective,” “Chasing Time,” and “Ice Princess.” The music video for “Ice Princess” received over one million views on YouTube, and the single reached Number 41 on the Twitter Top Tracks chart.