Frank Ocean Lines Up Dates for Post-‘Blond’ Shows
Frank Ocean has been quiet as of late, but it looks like he will be hitting the road next year. The singer has already lined up dates for his first tour in three years.
So far, Ocean has booked an appearance at the Danish Music festival NorthSide on June 9, 2017 and the Lovebox music fest in London on July 14, 2017, according to BBC. These will be the Grammy-winning singer’s first shows since releasing Endless and Blond. He hasn’t announced any U.S. show as of yet.
Ocean has been keeping a low-profile; only granting one interview with The New York Times. The 29-year-old told the newspaper that he pulled Blond out from Grammy consideration because he felt the award system doesn’t represent who he is or what he wants his to be.
“That institution certainly has nostalgic importance,” he said. “It just doesn’t seem to be representing very well for people who come from where I come from and hold down what I hold down.”
Ocean believes the entire nominating and selection process is old and out of touch. “I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening is dated,” he said. “I’d rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience.”