Azealia set to wow live audiences

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SHE’s fast become a YouTube darling with four million views of her controversial 212 track, now Azealia Banks has announced her first UK headline tour.

The New York rapper is riding the wave of success at the minute, having won rave reviews for her appearance on the NME tour, coming third in the BBC Sound for 2012 poll and gearing up to release her debut EP.

The debut EP, called 212, will feature the title track plus previously-unreleased track Liquorice, and a selection of new remixes.

She is also in the midst of recording her debut album and will juggle recording with a summer full of festival performances.

l She performs at Newcastle O2 Academy on October 1. For tickets, priced £12.50, tel. 0844 477 2000.