Frank Ocean Announces First Live Shows in Support of 'Blonde'

Joe Price
Pigeons & Planes
Frank Ocean Announces First Live Shows in Support of 'Blonde'
The two festival appearances will be Frank's first live shows in over three years.

As quickly as Frank Ocean reemerged earlier this year with the phenomenal Blonde, it appeared he retreated to the shadows just as fast. However, following its surprise release earlier this year, Frank hasn't been as secretive as usual, opening up about his career in a lengthy New York Times interview. He also reappeared for a moment to announce a limited vinyl release of Blonde, leaving many to hope that live shows would come sooner rather than later.

In his interview with the New York Times, Frank hinted at the possibility of forthcoming live shows, and now a confirmation of his first shows in over three years has arrived. Two festivals for next year have announced that Frank Ocean will be present, with Danish festival NorthSide seeing a headline performance from Frank on June 9 2017, and London's Lovebox festival will also feature a headline performance from Frank on July 14.

Earlier this month, Ocean hinted at live dates, saying, "I need to know how many records I've sold, how many album equivalents from streaming, which territories are playing my music more than others, because it helps me in conversations about where we're gonna be playing shows." It remains to be seen when Frank will be performing in North America again, but hopefully we won't have to wait much longer to hear about what he has planned.

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